#DoMoreGood, dammit!

With floods, fires, and the insanity in Washington, we brought in Kyle Parsons, Sid McNairy, and Benita Robledo to inspire us to #DoMoreGood, dammit!

Episode Notes:

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Join the Circle: As a member of The Ambassadors Circle, you are joining like-minded individuals on a mission to inspire and equip all of us to #DoMoreGood. Click here to learn more!

Time For Some Action:
Hurricane Irma is continuing to leave devastation in her path, in the Caribbean and stateside. Organizations like UNICEF and Save the Children are on the ground and specifically aiding children who have been displaced or affected by the hurricane. They could use your support.

Donate Here:
UNICEF- https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/disaster-relief-help-protect-children-harm/
Save The Children- https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/  

Guest Profiles


Kyle Parsons, Founder, Indosole

Kyle grew up in New England and had his first education in recycling while working at a Recycling Center (aka Dump) for a summer during college. The following summer he worked at a surf shop managing the sandal section. Kyle then pursued a career in sales for action sports and fashion brands. It was during his first trip to Bali in 2004 that his life took a sharp turn; he decided to start something that mattered. The identification of a pollution problem combined with a new pair of sandals with a tire on the sole later turned into the brand, Indosole. Now in its 7th year and based in San Francisco with operations in Bali, Indonesia, Indosole currently employs 7 full time staff and 40+ craftspeople in its workshops in Java, Indonesia. Indosole has saved 60,000+ tires from landfills and given them new life as soles for footwear. Website | Twitter | Facebook | IG | Pinterest


Sid McNairy, Founder & CEO Nahi Wellness, Owner, Sid Yoga
Sid McNairy III has been inspiring and empowering people as a coach, author, musician and yoga instructor for more than 20 years. Sid began his love of yoga and shifting lives as a college football coach. Inspired by the impact that yoga had on his players, he began incorporating yoga as an integral part of his team’s training. This led to their first winning season in 23 years. "I can... I will... I must..." was the mantra used in the McNairy household and remains as Sid’s today.. At the end of his coaching career, Sid opened his first yoga studio. The impact of his teaching and his spiritual practice as a Native American has inspired Sid’s mission of spreading peace throughout the world. Sid is committed to philanthropic work benefitting the Baltimore youth through sports and yoga. Sid’s next book “The Warrior Within, a Quest for Peace,” is set to publish this month. Website | Yoga Studio Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | IG


Benita Robledo, Actor, Director, Eco-Fashion Blogger

Benita Robledo is an eco-fashion blogger who raises social awareness about the global impacts of the fashion industry. By breaking down complex ideas into manageable bites she empowers and educates her audience to improve the world one article of clothing at a time. She’s also effecting change in Hollywood as a Latina director and by mentoring young female filmmakers through Camp Reel Stories. Blog | Twitter | IG | YouTube

What’s the 411:

Top 5 Events:

  • Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sept 19 at The Mountain Winery (Saratoga). Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change.
  • Hamilton Families Sharing the Harvest Gala, Sept 15 at Mezzanine. Join them for an elegant evening to benefit Hamilton Families at Mezzanine SF. With our friends and community, let’s enjoy cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fabulous silent auction, and special music guest, all while celebrating our mission to #endfamilyhomelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tickets
  • Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala, Sept 23 at Big Mesa Farmstead in Bolinas. Fibershed community will showcase the explorations, developments, and garments that transform our clothing into a means of building soil and reversing climate change. Enjoy a generous spread of farm-to-table foods and distilled beverages sourced from local farmers and ranchers, as well as a silent auction and marketplace of artisanal and bespoke goods made by Northern California designers. Tickets
  • Color Factory until Sept 30 near Union Square in San Francisco. A pop up experience featuring a two story interactive exhibition that celebrates color and material. Lose yourself in 10,000 colored ribbons, sink into a giant yellow ball pit, catch some rainbows, smell colorful memories, and taste a spectrum of treats. The pinks will delight you, the blues will amaze you, the yellows might make you hungry. Put on your favorite hue and come to us for color! Tickets
  • Arrested Development at UC Berkeley, Sept 23. Mr. Wendell, Tennessee, Everyday People. Enough said. Tickets

Production Credits:
Sound Design by Courtney Grace with Hosts Becca, LT, Christianne Harder and j-
Guest Relations by Andrea Rush with Production Assistance by Jen Huynh
Content Development by Sophia Cross
360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music + Clips:
Courtney Grace - Ask Rickey Theme Music, What’s the 411 Theme Music                                       
Tinker Material “Play Pause Stop
Marcos H “Beach House
Carl Thomas “Emotional
Mike Arnault “I Like Burritos
Raidek “Cockroach Party
Tomer Ben Ari “10
Ava May Perez “You’ve Got To Live With It
Common “The People
Tomer Ben Ari “Even The Sparks” and “10
Gravity “Flutter
Yanivi “The Monkey Funk
Drake “Grammys
K. Solis “Wavy” and “Creator
Theevs Music “Selfish
Evolv “Where Were You
Milton “Relato Pop
Kyle Preston “Crossing”
Lana Inspired “Creative Touch
Valdi Sabev “Make It Happen

Last Word:
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