Steve Glenn of LivingHomes introduced each panelist in Santa Monica’s Expert Dojo evening discussion. Speakers described current developments in sustainable business, and visions for a healthy planet, into the future: (from left to right)
• Molly Lavik – Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles
• Abigail Steinberg – Author of Recipe For Success: An Insider’s Guide to Bringing Your Natural Food to Market
• Robin Shank – Operations Manager of Green Business Networking/ Green Economy Think Tank
• Dorit D. – Founder of Green Lifestyles Network, & Serenity Spaces/Serenity Foods & Author of Celebrating Our Raw Nature.
Molly Lavik spoke of the advantages of working within a coalition of other like-minded individuals, excited for your cause. She added that now there has been an increase in the use of an “advisory board.” This is where you reach out to various groups or individuals, who share your goals and you help each other, in achieving these shared goals.
Abigail Steinberg described the rise in number of natural products being brought to market by individual entrepreneurs. She added that, given the proper preparation and process, these small companies may well find success, because natural products are in an increasing demand.
Robin Shank described the progress that has been made through organizing aligned causes and groups such as the Green Business Network, the Sustainable Business Council, Green Drinks, and many more.
Dorit D. explained that she founded Green Lifestyles Network and now has left it in capable hands to pursue Serenity Spaces. Her current effort focuses on the understanding that people can change their lifestyles progressively, yet need to mindful that the lifestyles themselves, need to be sustainable.
Then a Q and A segment began as the audience spontaneously began asking a variety of questions to VeggiDome inventor, CEO Duncan Burns.
The status of VeggiDome Patents was inquired about. The audience learned that a series of three Design Patents have been filed. In addition, a Utility Patent has been filed which is in “Patent Pending” stature. One gentleman remarked “Good Luck!” Duncan responded that he knew that copy-cats may begin to follow a VeggiDome success, but stated “We are going to stay ahead of the game by developing a progression of designs. But I really think that the more plant-based food that is not being thrown away, and the more people that are going to walk into their kitchens and grabbing vegetables, the better!”
Added shots from the VeggiDome Health and Happiness Celebration in Santa Monica, CA