Sustainable Planet

NEW YORK DIARY ECO Personality Pamela Peeters writes her diary since she is 8. This Environmental Economist and international consultant invites you to be a part of her Sustainable Lifestyle. Based in New York, she travels the world, meeting the movers and the shakers who shape tomorrow today. Her tv show OUR PLANET airs since five year, her interactive book URBAN ECOLOGY just got released and her new media web-channel will be launched shortly. Let's flow...... pamelapeeters.com
Sun Mar 23
eco fashion with B+B skin lab - Deborah Lindquist - Duvel beer!

eco fashion with B+B skin lab - Deborah Lindquist - Duvel beer!

A new season!

Happy Spring to you all …

Couldn’t be more excited about this new season starting. Winter has lasted long enough … 5 months of cold is not my forte .. so to literally feel a shift in energy on my birthday (March 18th) and then dive strait into blossom season is always considered one of the most precious gifts of the year.

With the beginning of this new season, there is a lot to look forward to:

This coming Thursday - there is the Annual Skraptacular Fundraiser - see post below - on whose board I am on. They do a great job in teaching kids how to think about packaging and waste and how to turn it into art.

Later on this month I will be heading to Miami - as I sit in the opening panel of “Sustainatopia” - a fantastic feast of visionary’s that will be organized at the Botanical Gardens. The next two days - April 18 and 19th - I will produce and host a special screening of my Sustainable Planet film festival .. couldn’t be more excited with my expansion to Florida ..

A private lecture on Earth Day itself - April 22nd - is next and will include a reading from my three books and a presentation on the “new” paradigm. “How to change behaviors that are unsustainable”? - in other words and there will be some room for a mini art exhibit as well. I am thinking of presenting ten pieces of mixed media and photography.

The same week I will organize two t-shirt trunk shows with my Eco Hero brand at EXHALE Spa and look forward to present another session of my Eco Hero workshop at a local school…art, fashion, food and entertainment assignments will be introduced.

More tv productions as well and a lot of pre-production for the 12 edition of my Sustainable PLanet film festival - set for May 15,16 and 17th in Manhattan.

For now .. Happy Spring - see you around and one more time thanks to TWO FLASH photography and David Berman for the great photos taken during the B+B skin lab eco fashion event I hosted and helped produce.

PS: want more energy this month? Juice … juice and juice … it will cleanse your body and open up your appetite to get rid of processed foods.

Sustainably yours
Pamela

Thu Mar 20
Happy Spring from a great non profit : Scraptacular on whose board I sit!

Founded by Michelle Del Guerico, Skraptacular is a grassroots, non-profit organization based at the northern tip of Manhattan. We inspire community and environmental awareness by teaching children how they can make the world cleaner and greener by transforming trash into art. 

We are only a week away from another fabulous Skraptacular fundraiser.  

As an incentive for not waiting until the last minute, we are offering 5 complementary raffle tickets if you buy your tickets to the Springing Affair today. 

The link to purchase your tickets;

http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7072

Have you purchased your tickets yet? Yes? Then, see you on the 27th of March!

Pamela

Happy Spring from a great non profit : Scraptacular on whose board I sit!

Founded by Michelle Del Guerico, Skraptacular is a grassroots, non-profit organization based at the northern tip of Manhattan. We inspire community and environmental awareness by teaching children how they can make the world cleaner and greener by transforming trash into art.

We are only a week away from another fabulous Skraptacular fundraiser.

As an incentive for not waiting until the last minute, we are offering 5 complementary raffle tickets if you buy your tickets to the Springing Affair today.

The link to purchase your tickets;

http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7072

Have you purchased your tickets yet? Yes? Then, see you on the 27th of March!

Pamela

Mon Feb 17
red carpet moment

red carpet moment

Hosting Fashion, Art & Beauty Benefit Evening was great

Last TUESDAY February the 11th - I helped out Diana Seo - the visionary force behind New York’s newest wellness and beauty destination and hosted the 2014 F.A.B. fundraiser to benefit The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals & Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund.

The Cocktail event featured the following talent in Fashion, Art & Beauty at the gorgeous 267, 5th Avenue (29th St) Midtown Loft.

1) B + B Skin Lab/Diana Seo and Priori Skincare

B+B Skin Lab is the new luxurious destination for state of the art skincare, personal training and total beauty and wellness treatments incorporating Priori Skincare’s CoffeeBerry® Natureceuticals™ - Nature’s Most Potent Anti-Aging Botanical. Collagen infusing facials featuring advanced non-invasive technology is the spa’s signature treatment. Diana Seo is the owner, founder and primary esthetician behind this exclusive new spa/skin lab concept located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

2) Eco conscious designer Deborah Lindquist

Deborah is known for feminine clothing with an edgy, urban vibe. Working with a blend of organic, sustainable, and vintage “reincarnated” materials her Fall 2014 collection is entitled “Steampunk: An Eco-Conscious Vision of Victorian/Futuristic Alternative History.” Includes bustiers made of Sonic Fabric (a recycled cassette tape fabric that plays sound) and vintage leather, Victorian-inspired bustled dresses and skirts made of hemp/silk and peace silk, and Lindquist’s popular appliqué reincarnated cashmere sweaters. www.deborahlindquist.com

3) Italian-born Pamela Quinzi

Pamela is known as the New York Cinderella. Her one-of-a-kind uniquely decorated shoes and couture concept dresses are fantasy flirtations for a New Modern Princess. She works with embroidery, lace, vintage pieces, and Swarovski crystals, to give her creations a magic vibe. Her couture is seen in Italian Music Videos and on International Celebrities. www.pamelaquinzidesign.com

4) My own Art from my new series “Elements”

Elements - a journey into the language of Mother Earth - inspires humanity about the beauty and generosity of Mother Earth. www.afterthestorm-artbaselmiamibeach.info

5) Adrian Kondratowicz

One of my former Sustainable Steward Award recipients in the art category joined my art curation with his TRASH project - which is committed to engage communities through public art, transforming waste into vivid sculptures of color. www..trashproject.biz

6) Sara Charness
Musician Sarah is the vibrant and vivacious electric violinist who plays classical,
contemporary and even top 40 songs on her pink electric violin. www.sarahcharness.com

7) Duvel beer
As always - my great friends from the Ommegang brewery provided me with Belgian Duvel beer for the guests to consume on location. A couple of lucky guests were able to take some cool glasses home. www.ommegang.com

Next month I will work on another GREEN event and will then also head to Austin - Texas for SXSW!!! Only eco heroes can apply - and will be invited!!! First session of Eco Hero workshop will be given too.

Stay tuned!
xxx
Pamela

Tue Jan 14
Het was leuk om Scarlett Johansson te horen spreken over hoe de plastic afvalberg te doen inkrimpen

Het was leuk om Scarlett Johansson te horen spreken over hoe de plastic afvalberg te doen inkrimpen

Vorige vrijdag ging ik met Eco A-lister Scarlett Johansson babbelen.

Vrijdag 10 januari jongstleden - bestelde ik een “Goddess” cocktail in de rooftop lounge van het glamoureuze Gramercy Park hotel en rechts van me staat Scarlett Johansson die net hetzelfde drankje bestelt. Vervolgens stel ik me aan haar voor, we zijn beiden immers Eco Heroes. Zij hoeft zich alvast niet te introduceren, Scarlett is wereldberoemd en even later baant ze zich een weg naar het podium waar ze een select publiek over haar nieuwe “ambassadorship” informeert.

Nadat we allemaal Nespresso met George Clooney vereenzelvigen en Jennifer Aniston met Smartwater connecteren - is Scarlett Johansson nu het nieuwe gezicht van een wel zeer origineel drankje; “SodaStream” en als je van bubbels houdt, dan is dit alvast je volgende “must have” oftewel hebbeding, volgens hun marketing persoon.

Jullie eigenste Vlaamse Eco Hero was erbij om eens uit te zoeken hoe de officiele samenwerking van start is gegaan en wat er nu duurzaam is aan dit sprankelend goedje. 

Scarlett kennen jullie alvast nog van de Woody Allen films “Match Point” en “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” waar ze het scherm met Penelope Cruz deelde. Deze glamoureuze A-lister begon zich een viertal jaren geleden bijzonder schuldig te voelen over de berg lege plastic flessen die ze na de consumptie van frisdranken periodisch weggooide. Ze ging eens online kijken wat de meer duurzame alternatieven waren en ze kwam op ‘SodaStream” uit.

Tijdens een verblijf in Frankrijk moest ze haar persoonlijke soda-maker missen en contacteerde zelf het bedrijf. Ze had de telefoon amper ingelegd of een soda machine was reeds aan haar deur afgeleverd. De relatie met de maker van het product nam een nieuwe dimensie aan en de keuze was dan ook snel gemaakt wie de eerste officiele Ambassadrice van SodaStream zou worden. Spontaner kan het alvast niet!

Ik ging vrijdagavond dus naar het glamourfeest dat ter ere van deze nieuwe samenwerking werd opgevoerd en feliciteerde Scarlett persoonlijk met haar nieuw project. Toegegeven: elk jaar worden er 629 miljard drankenblikjes en -flessen geproduceerd waarvan er dagelijks ongeveer 1 miljard in parken, rivieren, oceanen en afvalbergen belanden. Indien je rekening houdt met het feit dat er hier in de VSA slechts 30% van de plastic flessen worden gerecycleerd en het gemiddeld 450 jaar duurt eer dat plastic wordt afgebroken dan kan men direct overtuigd zijn van de milieuvoordelen van SodaStream. Ook naar de gemeenschap toe zijn er een aantal pluspunten aan te halen want minder suikers consumeren is alvast een keuze die je gezondheid ten goede komt. Traditionele soda’s bevatten ongeveer negen theelepels aan suikers en als je weet dat 70% van de volwassen Amerikanen en een derde van de kinderen hier obees zijn, dan is SodaStream een prachtig alternatief. Je kunt het gerust “de betere bubbel” noemen en zowel het milieu als de consument zullen er goed bij varen. 

Even afwachten wie vervolgens als Eco Hero wordt aangetipt!

Sustainably yours

Pamela Peeters 

Tue Dec 31
Production still from the first episode of the Sustainable Planet tv show

Production still from the first episode of the Sustainable Planet tv show

Closing the year, enjoy the first episode of Sustainable Planet

Dear community,

A couple of more hours to go into this fantastic year of 2013 … so let’s exit with a big splash: the first EPiSODE of my new Sustainable Planet tv show, the series that presents you the best sustainable solutions, the most inspiring green personalities and social innovators according to 7 topics.

For the first episode we choose lifestyle: fashion in other words with designer Meiling Chen and three experts as to highlight the three pillars of Sustainable Planet.

Starre Vartan took care of the social pillar, Rachel Miller the environmental one and I - being an environmental economist - took of course care of the economic one! 

To kick off the series I choose to offer it in the Flemish version first as a tribute to my home country Belgium .. English to follow. 

A second part of the fashion episode is next .. complete with fashion challenge and an invitation for the audience to participate will follow.

Link to the show on my Sustainable Planet youtube channel can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo3mN9RBmq0&feature=youtu.be

complete transcript of audio file in FLEMISH will be me available on my magazine shortly.
the year 2013 was creative and productive (two of my joys in life) beyond imagination and some new releases saw the daylight.
THE ECO HERO BRAND

After I was invited to write a popular manifest on ecology by my publisher Borgerhoff and Lamberights, I completed the script which was launched in Antwerp on November 1st. 

I even flew to Belgium for a book signing at the Antwerp book fair en enjoyed a lot of media covers and had some fun in getting to know some of my readers.
My book “become an Eco Hero” will be the subject of a first GOOGLE hangout in january so stay tuned for updates .. interactivity is Queen in my world so get ready to roll up your sleeves and join my tribe.

ART

I organized a pop up art gallery at the Green Festival during the Earthday Weekend at the Javits Center in New York and launched the first set of my inspirational art panels.

I also managed the first installation of the Eco Hero wall of Fame .. kids from 3 countries participated so far : Canada, USA and Kenya.  

New art has been received from Belgium and the USA and I look forward to head into more schools this year as I love working with kids. 

The first line of Eco Hero t-shirt is now also available. go to my magazine website www.sustainablestyles.com in 2014 and choose your size .. kids, women and men … all are available with a powerful and colorful logo.

TESLA

New York Energy Week was celebrated this year in a rather original way : the guests at my TESLA event for New York Energy Week on June 25th were ecstatic. Attendees were treated to a special appearance by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, the two pilots of the famous Solar impulse airplane. Bertrand - also the founder / developer of the project - is a dear friend of mine and I was glad to receive them during the American leg of their world tour. 
After the official part with speakers and an informative Q&A - the reception gained full momentum.  Every guest went home with a luxurious box of Belgian Guylian chocolates! the Belgian Duvel beer were quite the success too.
THE SUSTAINABLE PLANET BRAND

Cutting of the Sustainable Planet teaser was great fun with the terrific help of Laura Pena and I recorded several shows that are all going to air this year …. expect a lot of motivational episodes to follow as Mother Earth needs some serious protection and you are invited to join the fun of doing good.

THANKS 

to GreenPan, Duvel, Guylian, Cameron Engineering, Crema restaurant, the Latina Restaurant Association as well as my publisher Borgerhoff and Lamberigts

See you next year!

Sustainably yours

Pamela Peeters
Tue Nov 19
Another great article published in Belgium. Interview by Erik Van Eycken

Another great article published in Belgium. Interview by Erik Van Eycken