and the co-founder of Solar CITIES, works on environmental training programs in Cairo, Egypt. Culhane's work includes teaching the urban poor how to build carbon-reducing solar hot water systems out of local and recycled materials.
"Going Local in Arlington" event and "Eating Local initiative:” As part of MEF's initiative to educate its members about the growing environmental movement towards eating locally grown food, MEF cosponsored a program with H-B Woodlawn school, bringing H-B Woodlawn graduate Nathan Lyon, now chef of the Discovery Health channel's cooking show 'A Lyon in the Kitchen', to demonstrate preparation of a meal in midwinter from foods found in local farmers' markets.
"This I Believe" Essay: A video of Michelle's essay "This I Believe," read by Tipper Gore, Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Meg Ryan, Emily Proctor and Michelle's Mother Diane Gardner Quinn, was aired at Live Earth Concerts around the world in July 2007. More than 38,000 viewers have sought out the video on YouTube, available at: youtube.com/watch?v=zctmNe0t-wU.
Michelle found her love for nature at an early age. As she wrote in her diary:
"As a child I found joy digging in the dirt, examining the miracle of life… This was where I felt a strong connection to the natural cycles of creation. This connection has inspired me to this day. It is a feeling deep with in me that has inspired my passions and pursuits as an environmentalist."
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