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By Joan Prowse

Director/Producer of GreenHeroes

We’ve had a thrilling run on TVO and we can’t believe we’re already on our last episode of our very first season of GreenHeroes!

This week’s show, “Groundbreakers” shines a spotlight on the visionary efforts of GreenHeroes that have literally changed the face of environmentalism as we know it.

Leading the pack is this week’s featured GreenHero, the inspiring Dr. Vandana Shiva, world renowned for her efforts to bring change to agriculture and food production.

Based in Delhi, Vandana is making an effort to move people away from growing and eating genetically modified plants. Her work has advocated a major shift in the agricultural system and given her a huge fan base around the world.

She’s planted the seed in us to entirely transform the way we think about our food systems. You can plant the seed in others too.

Joining her are other visionary heroes, including the unstoppable mother-daughter duo Emily and Bobbi Hunter.

As the daughter of Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, Emily has carried the torch on eco-activism, making a stand for marine life and the environment. Guided by her activist mother Bobbi, who stood with her husband on Greenpeace’s early whaling missions, Emily is carving out a new activist strategy for a changing world.

Ray Anderson is perhaps most inspiring of all, for breaking new ground in an industry often synonymous with pollution.

As head of a carpet manufacturing company, Ray wanted to build the biggest carpet business the world had ever seen.

But after reading Paul Hawken’s The Ecology of Commerce, Anderson’s motive shifted to creating a completely sustainable business.

His company, Interface Inc., is a leader in sustainable manufacturing and as he tells us, the cost savings from recycling and reducing wasteful practices has been good for his business’ bottom line too.

Tune in tonight and in the weeks to come for other GreenHeroes venturing forth to Save the Planet One Story at a Time.

If you can’t tune in tonight, Groundbreakers will also be playing this Saturday at 4 pm (EST) on TVO!

Remember – in the battle to save the planet, you can plant the first seed: Share your story of how you’re planting seeds for change in your community, by entering our contest, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize, including being featured on TV as our next GreenHero! Contest details and more information can be found here.

GreenHeroes.tv is all about saving the planet, one story at a time. Do you have a great story to tell about how you’re helping to make the world a greener place? Enter the contest to nominate a friend or yourself – you could be one of Canada’s next GreenHeroes!

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