Conscious Consumer Event

Conscious Consumer Event

We gathered at BHODY in downtown Santa Cruz. Graciously hosted by Yoke Wong and her staff. BHODY is a Sustainable & Ethical Lifestyle Retail Store for the Home and Body. Premium, well designed apparel & natural body care products for Men, Women & Children.

Speakers Included:

  • Dr. Catherine Burn, Life Coach to Peace, on HUMAN RIGHTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE. “The things that really matter can’t be bought.”
  • Elizabeth Birnbaum, Founder of Curated Feast, on THE ENVIRONMENT. “Everything can be an environment for learning.”
  • Sarah Maxwell, Founder of The Good Karma Movement, on COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. “”We are eating organic food, we should be wearing organic clothes.”

Dr. Catherine Burn, Life Coach to Peace, is committed to YOU, herself and ALL OF US living in a more harmonious and loving world – internally and externally. Dr. Burn has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, a Masters Degree in International Peace Studies and a Bachelor and Associates degree in Psychology. She clearly knows social justice and human rights. She was a tenure track professor in the Psychology Department at the University of California, and returns to lecture there from time to time.She is a Notre Dame Law School and local Conflict Resolution Center trained mediator. If that’s not impressive enough she is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach, for those of you who don’t know Martha Beck is Oprah Winfrey’s Life Coach. She grew up in South Africa and has seen racial segregation first hand. It was a privilege to have Dr. Cath Burn join us.

Elizabeth Birnbaum is the Founder and Curator of the Curated Feast. In her nearly decade-long career in food, she has also organized the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture conference in the West (the EcoFarm Conference), traveled to Italy as a U.S. delegate for Slow Food (for Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto), interviewed farmers coast-to-coast, and now, in addition to working at the Organic Farming Research Foundation by day, she has turned a party trick into a business (The Curated Feast). Liz has co-taught college courses on biodiversity and agriculture, botanical imperialism, and food geography. For those of you who know Liz know that she has a magical way of telling stories about food.We were fortunate to have Liz join us.

Sarah Maxwell is the founder of The Good Karma Movement she is a seasoned professional in the wellness communities and has worked with many leading edge brands who are pioneers in the mind, body, spirit and wellness realms on an International level. Sarah is known for her contagious enthusiasm, relationship building skills and her keen ability to identify and monetize trends. Living and breathing a “Wholelistic” Lifestyle has helped her to stay committed to cause based commerce and entrepreneurialism. She is dedicated to flourishing and thriving and to inspiring others to experience the same “Good Karma” life essence for themselves and to SHARE the Feeling of joy, health, spiritual wealth and fulfillment with their loved ones, their community and the planet as a whole. Sarah believes in the power of the collective to create meaningful changes in how people vote with their buying power to help the good guys and girls have a win-win in the business world. It was a joy to have Sarah Maxwell join us.

Thank you to all who attended with an interest in how to support and shop local to make this world a better place. Now we know a little more!

– Santa Cruz Socialites XOXO