Wow, if all forum’s are like the one I just attended I want to go to more. The 1st Women in Green Forum was held in Pasadena this week and I was lucky enough to be able to attend.
There were women from all walks of life, Politic leaders, Eco Chic Designers, Organic Foodies, Social Media Experts, Green Builders, Recycling and Waste Management Mavens and more.
I was blown away by the incredible line up of speakers. The first person I met was the Editor in Chief from Treehugger, Meaghan O’Neil. As a huge fan of Treehugger I was thrilled. She spoke on the second day of the Forum on Green Media.
Here are some of the things I learned
- Californians need to vote and get the word out on Prop 23, a bill that would kill clean tech jobs and innovation. http://www.StopDirtyEnergyProp.com/
- 85% of purchase decisions at home are made by women
- Plastics in the U.S. are made with 69% natural gas
- Vegetable glues are being used in eco chic shoes
- 30% of U.S. kids are obese
- Our children have a lower life expediency then previous generations.
- The coast line has risen 9 inches in the last 100 years
My biggest take aways from the Forum were
- Don’t give up, we can make a difference
- Follow your gut, go for it!
- Build up your network, women are great at collaborating
- Engaged citizens can level the playing field with special interest groups
I couple of great women I met at the forum were from:
Recycle Match - a company that match those with waste with companies that can use it!