John VlahakisI first met John Vlahakis when I was attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA as was impressed with the products that he developed and his passion for the environment. John’s company Earth Friendly Products makes environmentally friendly detergents for both home and commercial usage.

In my interview with John we speak about many different topics related to the environment. His new book entitled ” Green Bites” is a compilation of facts and stories related to the the degradation of the environment, to ideas on how we can start to improve our relationship to mother earth.   It is a great reference guide for someone who is interested in learning more about topics such as water, solar, health, lifestyle, transportation, energy and much more.

” Green Bites” is not a gloom and doom prediction of what is to come if we don’t transform our way of treating the environment, it is a positive upbeat book loaded with solutions and ideas to help us alter our behaviors to help solve some of the problems we are faced with.

Just as an example–we are all familiar with the hugh amounts of polystyrene foam, commonly known as styrofoam.  We all know it should be banned for it is a hazard in our landfills.  So what is the solution–we have great alternatives  such as corn based bioplastics and we are starting to see them in use.  If more of our fast food restaurants would start to use the corn based alternatives we would be disposing of something that would not be harming our environment.

John reports on everything from the Pacific Garbage Patch to the recycling of our used cell phones and electronic devices.  The good news is that there are lots of alternatives if we would all start to become more aware and take affirmative action one step at a time.

 

I encourage you to listen to this great podcast with John Vlahakis the author of “Green Bites” and learn how you can start to take simple steps to reduce, reuse and recycle to help make our world a better place for our children.  John also has a wonderful website  called Earthly Reports and you can access it by clicking here.  This website  is loaded with great stories, tips, videos and way for you to play and active role in being activist for our environment.