NorthwestIndiana NaturalHealth Meet UpDate:Wed., August 15, 2012Hosts:Kathy Sipple & Emily Russell
Kathy & Emily Welcome You! • Owner, My Social Media Coach • Marketing Work with Natural Health Clients • Founder / Radio Host 219 GreenConnect • Organizer, Green Drinks • Regional Coordinator, Sustainable Indiana 2016 • Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Reiki-ssage • Event Management, Web MarketingKathy Sipple • BA Biology • Masters in Teaching • Continuing Education Certificate, Kid’s Nutrition Specialist • Workshop Leader "Raising Healthy Eaters - Kids Nutrition Class" at Mothering By Nature • Shaklee Business LeaderEmily Russell
INDIANA has fallen way behind other states inseveral quality of life categories: 2008 Forbes report on the “greenest” states ranked Indiana 49th out of 50. 2007 Forbes report of the same report noted that Indiana has the 6th highest carbon footprint of any state five counties received a grade of “F” for air quality from the American Lung Association Indiana’s water quality ranked worse than only four other states. Indiana perennially ranks near the top in carbon dioxide emissions, totally out-of-line with our geographical size and population. Health indicators are also troubling…
The State of Indiana’s Health In Indiana 2008, 63.5% of adults are overweight or obese. according to a 2007 report by the Trust for America’s Health, Indiana has the 9th highest rate of adult obesity (26.8%) in the nation, and the 15th highest rate of overweight children (15.6%). 9.6% of adults have diagnosed diabetes (8.2 is national average) and another 4% are undiagnosed As of 2012, 30,000 Indiana residents are diagnosed with cancer each year; 2 out of 5 will develop it in their lifetime For Lake, Porter and LaPorte county combined average – 15% are in poor/fair health, 27% are physically inactive, 11% have limited access to healthy food, 25% are smokers, 32% are obese
Changing this Picture SUSTAINABLE INDIANA 2016 is a collaborative project initiated by Earth Charter Indiana to dramatically change this picture through a massive grassroots educational, motivational and green practices campaign that is upbeat, holistic, multi-generational and synergistic. The year 2016, when Indiana celebrates its Bicentennial, has been chosen as a target date to unveil Indiana as a national leader in “green innovation.” The stakes are high not only for our children’s children but also for the planet’s future.
Why join this initiative? Networking/referrals Marketing synergy Community calendar What kinds of health problems do you help? Interests, ideas, comments How can we help?
Your Role: Introductions Name Business name (if available) Location Who do you work with? What kinds of health problems do you help? Interests, ideas, comments How can we help?
Sustainability Booster: $20.16 Level (Annual) Listing on www.sustainableindiana2016.org and www.219greenconnect.com as a Bicentennial Green-Legacy Individual Booster Tax deductibleGiving at this level helps to supply educational andpromotional materials.
Natural Health Provider: $75.00 Level (Annual) $50 for first 20 to sign up Listing on www.sustainableindiana2016.org and www.219greenconnect.com as a Bicentennial Green-Legacy Organizational Booster Listing on www.219greenconnect.com with contact information and web site link in a special natural health provider directory Complimentary attendance at quarterly natural health membership event, food and beverage tab not included if applicable. ($40 value) $20.16 is tax deductibleGiving at this level supports skill building fairs and workshops.
Sustaining Supporters: $100 Level+ (Annual) All benefits included in lower levels, plus custom sponsorship opportunities, such as: Underwriting mention on 219 GreenConnect radio show Sponsorship on natural event community calendar and email blast Complimentary banner ads on 219 GreenConnect site Speaking opportunities $20.16 is tax deductibleGiving at this level supports hosting educational webinars, onlinecommunity calendar development, web site improvements andmore.
Special Incentive Bonuses Join Tonight (any level) First 20 to Join $100+ Inclusion in press Attend LinkedIn release and blog webinar for free ($149 value) post Free banner ad on 219 GreenConnect 219 GreenConnect radio interview for one year 3 free guest passes ($30 value)
Next Steps Join as a member at your chosen level or continue to attend and pay $10 per meeting. Details for September and October meetings are under way. Contact Kathy Sipple if you have comments, questions or would like to refer someone: (219) 440-4620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for attending! We hope to see you next time.