Erick Castro is co-creator and Creative Director of Eat Plantega, and also creator and operator of his Instagram platform How To Be Vegan In The Hood. Eat Plantega sells ready to eat plant-based products in New York City corner stores which are known as bodegas. Each location carries items in both coolers and countertop displays, in addition to a grilled menu. Erick is a born and raised New Yorker whose goal is to bring a plant-based lifestyle to underserved neighborhoods in NYC.
Tracey West is an optimistic environmentalist, author, broadcaster and passionate advocate for simple, green living. In 2009 she penned The Book of Rubbish Ideas on ways to reduce your rubbish, keep more money in your pocket and be more sustainable: it sold out. Some years back, The Ecologist named her as one of the Top 100 Positive Influencers and these days, she’s CEO and co-founder of an international reforestation charity, The Word Forest Organisation.
Blast from the past! ~ We took another look at saving the planet back in 2018 when my guest was Nil Zacharias, coauthor of Eat for the Planet, and one of Erick Castro’s colleagues in the current bodega project. Have a listen here: Nil Zacharias of One Green Planet
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