Monday, May 30, 2011

If you need a laugh and want to learn a little something - look no further!

Farm Rise Up is a production from Chris Emme - and an AMAZING creation at that. He has been working hard on his Independent Study Project, keeping up with his blog Eating with Intention ( as he investigates the different facets of our food production and consumption. Watch, learn, and enjoy!

An entry on the inspiring Make a Difference Summit held on Wednesday, May 25th at KCTS studios in Seattle is in the works! Stay tuned!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Get to Know a Grad!

Name: Lin-Z 'Z' Maglietta

Hometown: Roselle Park, NJ

Undergraduate University/Degree:
RS Stockton College of NJ (Major: Biology; Environmental Science

What brought you to IslandWood? The want to teach children, specifically inner-city kids about properties of the environment.

What is your favorite thing about IslandWood so far? Islandwood as an organization: the misson. Islandwood as a place: the fallen tree near the bird blind.

What is your favorite thing about Bainbridge Island/Seattle/The Puget Sound so far? The mentality of the people, the fact that the majority want to conserve nature, and how breath taking everything is.

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life? Sarah Silverman

Quick! Someone gave you 100 bagazillion dollars! What do you do with it?
A. Put 1/4 of it in the bank (for interest)
B. Pay off those pesky loans...and my older sisters loans
   B2: Get to pay for the rest of my master's degree without loans!
C. Find some charities in need of some $$ (that go towards education, community, and the environment)
D. Set up my "retirement plan"
E. Convert my boyfriend's bus to biodiesel
F. Give some to my family members that I KNOW would really appreciate the cushion
G. Buy my mom a neon light palm tree
H. Buy a plane and convert it to biodiesel.
I. Buy a Mac... hahaha.

And yes, I thought of all these things super quick.

Who do you most admire and why? I most admire my mother for her strength, perseverance, and quick wit.

What do you think you might do after IslandWood?

Get some jobs to pay off my loans, but ideally create my own non profit with my boyfriend and travel the world working with other non profit organizations.

Final thoughts?
    We are the music makers,
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams;-
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    On whom the pale moon gleams:
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world for ever, it seems.