The Good News is, she asked me to fill in for her hosting a beat dinner. Chris Allen of the Biomimicry Institute is the guest at Scotty’s Table, which serves great local food, on Friday. I hope you'll join us.
I’m looking forward to meeting Chris Allen, and hearing more about his work. And eating -- perhaps the warm lentil salad with the polenta tart, or the local bolognese...
The Biomimicry Institute offers resources such as AskNature.org, the biomimicry community's online database of nature's solutions. It documents solutions from nature that can be applied to modern human challenges, such as conserving building materials, gathering water and capturing energy.
More about my friend Trish, even though she cannot be here: We met in person last year when she and her sweet dog Teddi visited California. We put together a "Sustainable Living Night" at a local independent bookstore and had a lot of fun. The bookstore owner sold a lot of books, and told us was one of the most successful events the bookstore had ever had.
Trish has authored "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living" (Penguin/Alpha Books 2007), as well as "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Greening Your Business" (with Heather Gadonniex, Penguin/Alpha Books 2009). She now publishes Go Green Nation, featuring news about the environment and sustainability. (I participate on the site, and have a page there called "Go Green California.") She’s also director of the "Cinema Verde" environmental film and art festival in Gainesville.