By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Greening up your apps

Greening up your apps

Your smartphone can do more than just take a selfie, it has amazing earth saving capabilities through apps!  These apps offer a wide array of eco-solutions that can help you shop, recycle and be more conscious of your energy use. Jane’s Green Team drafts The Daily Share's Andy Coen to find three great mobile apps to help you be the greenest citizen you can be.

GoodGuide allows you to rate things you use everyday on how healthy they are for the environment and your health. The app has a built in barcode scanner which makes it handy while you are out shopping in stores. 

Bionic weaves “happy” future for dead plastic

Nearly 60 million plastic bottles filling up landfills every day. Tyson Toussant thought it was about time do something about it, but not in an ordinary manner.

“Our approach to this was ‘how do we make this appealing to the people who aren't really thinking about it?’ How can we embed carrying the responsibility of repairing our planet,” said Toussant, Founder of Bionic Yarn.

WATCH: Global growers lay roots

WATCH: Global growers lay roots

An urban garden in Georgia is helping refugees feed themselves and get a little taste of home. Jane's Green team goes to the Atlanta suburb of Clarkston to see how this plot with a sordid past is cultivating a more sustainable future.

A place where the uprooted are laying down roots

A place where the uprooted are laying down roots

In Clarkston, Georgia, there is a little plot of land where the uprooted are laying down roots. It’s called Jolly Avenue Community Garden (JACG). The spot where a drug den use to be has evolved into an urban garden where 90 refugee families from about 13 different countries grow fresh produce.

“One thing we did discover is that you can't take away 4,000 years of agricultural knowledge,” said Brian Bollinger, director of Friends of Refugees in Atlanta.

Jolly Avenue Community Garden

Global grow: Refugees cultivate urban garden

An urban garden in Georgia is helping refugees feed themselves and get a little taste of home. Jane's Green team goes to the Atlanta suburb of Clarkston to see how this plot with a sordid past is cultivating a more sustainable future.

Apartment becomes 'hanging gardens of Brooklyn'

Apartment becomes 'hanging gardens of Brooklyn'

What do you do when you live in a concrete jungle and you’re itching for some real greenery? You bring it inside.

Jane’s Green Team headed to Brooklyn, New York where we found Summer Rayne Oakes who is doing just that. When Oakes is not busy modeling sustainable fashion or delving into her other various forms of eco-activism (including entomology), she’s tending to what she calls the “Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn” in her apartment! This urban greenhouse houses more than 200 plants!  

Steve Trash: Illusionist gone green

Steve Trash: Illusionist gone green

Steve Trash used #janesgreenteam to tell HLN how he encourages people to go green with magic. Jane’s Green Team watched the eco-conscious magician on YouTube and we were hooked.

“I find things in the garbage and make up magic routines to go with them,” said Trash. “Garbage is a valuable natural resource, all that has happened is you’ve decided that it's not valuable anymore.”

The middle man of composting in the city

The middle man of composting in the city

Jane’s Green Team has tracked down a guy who is making composting simple in the city. 23-year-old David Paull is the owner of Compost Wheels a compost pickup service. He essentially is the middle man of composting.

“We give you a bucket and we come by each week and we pick that bucket up,” said Paull.

The middle man of composting in the city

The middle man of composting in the city

Jane’s Green Team has tracked down a guy who is making composting simple in the city. 23-year-old David Paull is the owner of Compost Wheels a compost pickup service. He essentially is the middle man of composting.

“We give you a bucket and we come by each week and we pick that bucket up,” said Paull.

Jane's Green Team: couple building off-the-grid home

Jane's Green Team: couple building off-the-grid home

Living “off the grid” might seem crazy to some but for Andy Hickman and his fiancée Rosemary Kimble it was a dream come true.  The Royston, Georgia couple is building a completely sustainable home, what they’re calling a “New Earth Home”.

“We just wanted to focus on a home that was going to take care of us and allow us to be more independent and self-reliant,” says Hickman.

Advertisement