Alisa Gravitz, green-living pioneer and social investment leader, is in my kitchen today. For more than 27 years, Gravitz has helped lead the national agenda to create a socially and environmentally responsible economy. As the executive director of Green America, Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production, helping American families and businesses "go green." She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America's acclaimed Guide to Socially Responsible Investing and the popular Guide to Community Investing.
Why is living organic important to you?
It's simple: people, planet, and health.
What was your favorite food growing up?
Fresh-out-of-the-garden homegrown tomatoes and sweet corn.
What's your go-to comfort food now?
My morning smoothies with fruit and ground golden flaxseed.
What's the one thing in your kitchen you just couldn't live without?
That's tough. I'm going to have to go with three: 1) My flax grinder (a re-purposed coffee grinder), 2) My magic bullet smoothie-to-go blender, and 3) My soda stream sparkling water maker.
What magazine, website, book, album, or product are you most obsessed with right now?
Organic essential oils! Roman chamomile for inflammation, and clove and Cyprus for warmth.
What's the most important news story today that you think we all need to pay more attention to?
The climate -- for health, social justice, and environmental reasons.
Where do you get your news?
All over! NPR, Alternet, Yes! Huffington Post...
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