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On June 11th, Green Heroes™ will kick off Season 2 with our full season line-up to come throughout the months of June and July, starting with “Biting into Change” at 7:30pm on TVO.

“Biting into Change” looks at how food is at the core of our life, but changing how we produce and consume food is at the centre of a sustainable life. That is why these Green Heroes are finding planet-saving at the end of a fork with celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy and renowned musician and producer, Daniel Lanois, at the forefront of it all.  Jamie is one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs, and his passion for locally grown food has shaped the evolution of Canadian cuisine, one dish at a time. Collaborating with musicians and chefs to create FoodStock, a culinary event that drew 30,000 supporters to stop the mega-quarry of Southern Ontario farmland, Jamie is definitely one Hero to watch.

Daniel is another Hero who made an impact by stepping out of the recording studio, after producing career-changing records for Bob Dylan, U2 and Emmylou Harris, and became a food advocate supporting Ontario farmers. In August 2011, he hosted and helped organized the Harvest Festival Picnic in Hamilton, a celebration of local food and music with a line-up of stellar musical acts including the Tragically Hip and Sarah Harmer. This summer, the Greenbelt Harvest picnic will be featuring the one and only Neil Young and Crazy Horse – a sure-fire way to spread the word about supporting local while having a great time!

Screen shot 2013-05-24 at 4.00.46 PMDuring “Biting into Change”, you can play along with the Green Heroes™ Academy App to help save the world and become a Green Hero too by completing fun missions and actions relating to each of the upcoming episodes!




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In an intensely high-profile break-up, one of the world’s most famous and powerful couples has called it quits. Sad but true, long-time love birds Barbie and Ken are officially over in what has got to be one of the nastiest splits this season. What reason could there be for a couple that seemed to be practically made for each other to split so viciously and abruptly?

Barbie and her manufacturer Mattel have been hiding some dark secrets from Ken and the rest of the world. It turns out that the material used in Barbie’s packaging comes from none other than Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a company that is notorious for relying on the clearance of rainforests and peat lands in Indonesia. Outraged by the scandal and heartbroken at the thought of his beloved causing irreparable damage earth’s climate, and also to the precious rainforest habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger and countless other species, Ken lashed out all over the internet. Watch his explosive reaction upon receiving the news of Barbie’s betrayal.

“I don’t date girls who are into deforestation!” he announced publicly, casting aside his image as Barbie’s arm candy and emerging solo as a Green Heartthrob. What makes him a heartthrob rather than some jilted ex-boyfriend looking for revenge? Ken is emerging as an activist working to get Mattel and Barbie to stop using APP product packaging, and they aren’t the only ones on his list either. Other than Mattel, companies like Disney, Hasbro, and Lego also rely on packaging supplied by APP. You can help Ken in his crusade to stop Mattel from using plastic packaging supplied by APP by sending a message to Mattel from here!

If Mattel didn’t feel the need to wrap Barbie in so much plastic that it feels like you are breaking into Fort Knox just to get to her, then maybe they wouldn’t need to rely on the cheaper products supplied by APP. A simple matter of LESS packaging, instead of cheaper packaging could help save the rainforest.

Like Ken has done, Barbie should step out from behind her wall of protective packaging and take a stand against deforestation!
You can show your support for Ken on his own Facebook page which can be found here.

Danielle Bouteiller is a third year student at the University of Windsor, pursuing a double major in English, Language & Literature, and Communication, Media & Film. She remembers the hassle of trying to rip through the many layers packaging on a new Barbie doll but insists that she only ever wanted the dolls because of the tiny accessories.