About the Series: Staff ProfileName: Elyse Eisenberg
Position: Production Associate
Most memorable experience at NOW: Walking to work my first day on the job in the biggest snow storm of the season!
Guilty pleasure: Anything in mass quantities: marshmallows, thin mint Girl Scout cookies, watching the 1985 movie "Clue" a million times, getting my Tibetan Terriers to do tricks
In the past: I worked as a publication manager at the Environmental Defense Fund. I studied environmental science in Brisbane, Australia. In the way past, I played tennis in the Maccabiah Games in Argentina and Israel.
Favorite NOW shows:
The show made me want to go to North Carolina and take the light rail back and forth from Charlotte!
Growing Local, Eating Local
The great thing about eating local in New York is that the city has some best farmers' markets in the country and the produce changes week to week.
Green Collar Jobs
NOW's spotlight on green entrepreneurs reminds me of Robert F. Kennedy, in describing obstacles to change: "First is the danger of futility; the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills—against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation... It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32-year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. 'Give me a place to stand,' said Archimedes, 'and I will move the world.' These men moved the world, and so can we all."
The video really brings the message home that unless we bring greenhouse gas emissions down, our oceans could face catastrophe. What will be the future of the oceans for our children?
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