Beth Fiteni has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, as well as twenty years of experience working in the environmental movement for non-profit organizations in DC and NY. Beth founded Green Inside and Out in 2011 and hosts a monthly radio show on WUSB Stony Brook University radio. She has worked at Renewable Energy Long Island, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, and Beyond Pesticides, through which she coordinated educational programs, energy policy work groups, and national conferences.

She is the author of “The Green Wardrobe Guide – Finding EcoChic Fashions that Look Great and Help Save the Planet.”

This past March, Beth presented a TEDx talk at Adelphi University entitled “The Toxic talk - Your Power Over Pollutants.” Fiteni was awarded the LI Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year in 2017, the Woman of Distinction Award by the Town of Oyster Bay in 2011, the EPA’s Environmental Quality award 2010 for her work in co-creating educational materials on children’s environmental health (Ribbet.org), and the LI Business News’ Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2008.

Beth has served as Board member of the US Green Building Council LI Chapter, Prevention is the Cure, Slow Food North Shore, Vision LI, Friends of Huntington Farmlands and the Huntington Clean Energy Task Force.

. She was trained by former Vice President Al Gore in 2012 and lectures regularly all over Long Island on “non-toxic, energy-efficient, green living,” in both English and Spanish. She has been featured in media outlets such as News 12, Fios 1, WNBC Channel 4, Newsday and the Long Islander.

 

 

Summer Ratatouille

1 ½ large onion, diced

¼ cup olive oil

1 carrots, diced

4 peppers, green, red, mixed

1 yellow summer squash

1 flying saucer squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into chuncks

3 Asian eggplants

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 Tbs. chopped garlic

1 Tbs. chopped parsley

2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1 t. salt

½ t. pepper

½ cup Basil, chopped

1 t. dried oregano

1 Tbs. fresh oregano

½ t. fresh thyme

 

 

In a heavy stock  pot, sauté the onions in ¼ cup of olive oil until translucent. Add the eggplants, garlic, carrots, and celery, and continue sautéing for 10 more minutes. Add the peppers, and flying saucer squash, and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the can of fire roasted tomatoes, the cherry tomatoes, the summer squash, dried oregano, basil and parsley.  Add the salt, pepper, thyme and fresh oregano.

Simmer for 30 minutes, allowing all of the flavors to meld together.

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