Monarch Sister Schools Program (MSSP): Protecting Monarch Butterflies; Recreating Natural Habitats; International Sister Schools Expansion; and Environmental Protection Among Indigenous People of Michoacán and Mexico States, Mexico [04/16/2017]

Guests:

  • Jesús Arriaga Vàzquez, Program Director/Mexico (By Skype)*
  • William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

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Jesús Arriaga Vàzquez, Program Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

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Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

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Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

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Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘2’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘3’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘4’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Program overview

As natural habitat has been decimated in all three NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) countries, so have the populations of Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.   Through hands-on projects, K-12 students in the three NAFTA countries learn about the relation of pollinators (and other wildlife) to the habitat that provides food and shelter, and, in the case of Monarchs, their life cycle and amazing migration from Canada across the United States into Mexico and annual return!

Michoacán and Mexico States, Mexico hosts the UNESCO World Heritage Monarch Biosphere Reserve. The 139,000 acre (56,259 ha) Biosphere Reserve lies within the forested volcanic mountain range some 132 miles (200 Kilometers) west of Mexico City, Mexico. Every Autumn, hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies migrate 2,000 miles (3,000 Kilometers) or more from Canada and areas of the northern United States (east of the Rocky Mountains) to the same groves of Oyamel (Pine) Forests (called “sanctuaries”).  

This unique species of Oyamel pine trees are the only ones in which the Monarchs will nest. This location is where their great-grandparents spent the previous winter. In mid-March, the same butterflies after four and one-half [4-1/2] months in the Reserve begin a 1,000 miles (1,500 Kilometers) journey north to Texas and beyond, where the females lay their eggs for the next generation and a “relay race” of short generations reach the south of Canada again by mid-summer.  In early Autumn each year the reverse migration begins anew.  

URL:  http://whc.unesco.org/?cid=31&l=en&id_site=1290&gallery= 1&index=1&maxrows=12


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Using Local Materials for Food Preservation and Preparation While Reducing Food Waste, Purchased Fossil Fuels, & GHG Emissions [04/09/2017]

Guests:

  • Afzal Syed, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Samina Syed, Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

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Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)

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Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)

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Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

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Samina Syed and Zainab Syed, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Afzal Syed and Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Volunteers, Solar Cookers International, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: Zainab Syed, Youth Volunteer, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘4’: Samina Syed and Zainab SyedVolunteers, Solar Cookers International (In-Studio)

Program overview

We are hearing from four very special internationally known volunteers representing Solar Cookers International.  Solar Cookers International is a nonprofit organization working to promote renewable ways of cooking and preserving food as well pasteurizing water. With its international focus on ADVOCACY and EDUCATION, Solar Cookers International organizes international conferences and has a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC).  
 
The Solar Cookers International WIKI has a wealth of information on designs and design principles for creating solar cookers. The SCI web site (www.solarcooking.org) is invaluable for any person, community based enterprise, non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, educational institution, women entrepreneurs, among others seeking to create solar cookers from local repurposed or new materials.  Solar Cookers International works with 500 partners in 133 countries.
 
Even more good news on solar cooking!  The “California Science Framework” (CSF) (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/documents/science framework.pdf) is adding solar cooking to its science curriculum (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/cf/). SCI is providing graphics and links to the CSF curriculum so teachers of 6.3 million students in 10,000 California public K-12 schools can easily obtain high-quality plans to teach the next generation of citizens. Teachers, students, principals, administrators, school board members, and parents of any school or educational system either in the United States or country abroad can access SCI’s technical and educational materials at no charge as a public service.

Our Solar Cookers International volunteers, in order of appearance, are: Afzal Syed, ‘Verizon Employee Environmental Excellence Award Winner’, ‘Volunteer of the Year’, and  TADWEER Center for  Waste Management Abu Dhabi, Award 2016; Dr. Marguerite (Peg) Barratt, Dean (Ret.) and Tenured Professor, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University; Zainab Syed, National (High School) Honor Society Awardee and Youth Volunteer Leader; along with Samina  Syed, Solar Cooking Food Preparation Specialist.  


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Best Practices Technologies, Services, and Products for Advancing Innovation, Sustainability, and Resiliency in “Africa: Fast Forward [04/02/2017]

Guests:

  • Dr. Tigabu Kassa, Managing Partner, Tritente Global Energy Group LLC, (In-Studio)
  • James (Jim) Rickson, CEO-Principal, Orbitron Companies, LLC., (By Skype)*
  • “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Principal and President, TerraMarCo (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)

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Dr. Tigabu Kassa, Managing Partner, Tritente Global Energy Group LLC, (In-Studio)

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Dr. Tigabu Kassa, Managing Partner, Tritente Global Energy Group LLC, (In-Studio)

Segment 3Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 2.40.42 PMJames (Jim) Rickson, CEO-Principal, Orbitron Companies, LLC., (By Skype)* and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Principal and President, TerraMarCo (In-Studio Skype Back-Up) Segment 4Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 2.43.50 PMJames (Jim) Rickson, CEO-Principal, Orbitron Companies, LLC., (By Skype)* and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Principal and President, TerraMarCo (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Dr. Tigabu Kassa, Managing Partner, Tritente Global Energy Group LLC, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Dr. Tigabu Kassa, Managing Partner, Tritente Global Energy Group LLC, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: James (Jim) Rickson, CEO-Principal, Orbitron Companies, LLC., (By Skype)* and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Principal and President, TerraMarCo (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘4’:  James (Jim) Rickson, CEO-Principal, Orbitron Companies, LLC., (By Skype)* and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Principal and President, TerraMarCo (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)

Program overview

Tristar Group, a USA based holding company encompassing various social impact corporate entities, is a global change agent bringing renewable energy and commodities trading to the world.  It’s forefront entity, Tritente Global Energy Group, specializes in developing green energy projects and bridging the transfer of technology, specifically the generation of power from alternative sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal between companies and investors in the United States with government entities and private companies in Africa. Tristar Property Management specializes in managing and developing urban communities. TSG, TSPM and TGEG, while simultaneously engaging, bridge technology and companies who envision creating self-sustaining communities, while producing thousands of jobs.

Over the past several years, efforts have been made to persuade both national and international corporations to locate their businesses across Africa. However, one of the challenges that Africa faces are how can an African movement, especially with Africa’s emerging markets, not become an exploitation movement? The people with the highest rate of unemployment in Africa are in all actuality the fiber and history of this Continent. Thus, any plan that does not include them will result in the development of modern cities without a history or soul. As a result, the exploitation that took place centuries earlier with the slave trade will occur again, only this time, instead of it being people, it will be Africa’s natural resources.

The key to economic development is innovation, growth and self- sustainability for all of the residents of Africa. TSG believes that we are on track to meeting this laudable goal with creating white-collar jobs, educating and training employees along the way. We are implementing a plan to address the third aspect of this economic development process, which is creating careers for the African residents who need them most.

Moreover, TSG recognizes that to uplift a community and fully ensure growth we will not only hire and maintain long term employment, but also will commit a significant portion of our profits to community and educational organizations, partnering with several local non-profit organizations to re-invigorate the hearts and souls of the people; re-instill the pride of honest work, craftsmanship and entrepreneurial efforts and to revitalize African city into a working class continent.

The Orbitron Companies, LLC (Orbitron) has developed and patented a unique and revolutionary product that significantly and positively acts upon lubricating fluids, thus extending the usable life of the lubricants. By utilizing this process in a variety of industrial systems, the degradation occasioned by varnish and sub-micron foreign contamination can be significantly reduced or eliminated entirely. This innovative technology is being utilized around the world in multiple applications and is helping end users cut costs and increase productivity. Orbitron prides itself on its creative marketplace solutions, its commitment to cutting-edge technologies and its superior customer service. 

The Orbitron® 3000™ is the world’s fastest and most efficient electrostatic fluid filtration system available. The Orbitron® 3000™ is a compact (about the size of a small refrigerator) and cost-effective industrial electrostatic oil cleaner that will allow equipment to operate with substantially diminished risk of failure due to contamination. The Orbitron® 3000™ allows users to cut maintenance costs and reduce wasted oil to a negligible fraction. The utilization of this Orbitron® technology prolongs the useful life of equipment, avoids costly shut downs and increases profitability.

 The Orbitron® 3000 filtration system has the unique ability to remove a variety of lubricant contaminants. The Orbitron® 3000™ system removes varnish, oxidation by-products, large contamination particles, and sub-micron contamination. In addition, the Orbitron® 3000™ system strips varnish build-up from internal metal surfaces. No matter what contamination issue your lubrication system has, the Orbitron® 3000™ has the ability to remove it. By utilizing its unique, patent pending interchangeable filter elements, the Orbitron® 3000™ will have your lubrication system operating continuously with pristine oil, while preventing future contamination and subsequent system downtime.

 “Safety Shield”, part of the Orbitron Companies, LLC family of products, is to expand the fight against infections.  Such infections are not bound by the walls of hospitals, health clinics, physicians’ offices, or private homes. Anyone who works with groups of people is at risk; while many understand this, unfortunately their defense has been limited to the same outdated technology for decades — alcohol-based hand sanitizers. These sanitizers only kill bacteria and they are only functional when they remain wet (about 30 seconds).

There is, however, a remarkable new product called Safety Shield. Safety Shield has created a proprietary time- release formulation that enables its hand sanitizer to be effective for 4 to 6 hours (and even persists with more than 50% protection after two washings with soap and water) against a wider range of pathogens than any other product on the market. Its polysaccharide matrix penetrates the outer layer of skin to increase the lipid barrier and form a gas-impervious protective shield against water-borne irritants and damaging environmental agents. Safety Shield kills every bacteria, fungus, and virus it has been tested against, while again, alcohol-based products only kill bacteria.

Safety Shield is non-irritating to eyes and skin and has no evidence of oral toxicity. It does not contain irritating surfactants, emulsifiers, or chemical detergents. Its soothing quality prevents chapped hands, which currently creates a risk for pathogen transferal, via cracking skin. Tests have shown it has greater skin moisturization than the leading moisturizing lotions.

After years of research and development, Safety Shield has created a remarkably applicable hand sanitizer needed in this time of spreading pandemics. Further tests are being conducted to ensure the product remains effective against emerging pathogens and suits clients’ specific needs.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!