Listening to Jay Kordich on “Green is Good,” it’s hard to believe he is more than two decades past retirement age. A lifelong athlete, Kordich pioneered the juicing craze that has gained popularity in America over the past 60 years. Even as a collegiate playing football for various Navy squads, Kordich would pack fruits and veggies to juice. “I take care of my body first and foremost,” Kordich explains. “I’m not a genius. I started reading, and I was only on natural juices from natural plants — where life comes from.” Now known as “The Father of Juicing,” Kordich has created a juice empire — from juicers, to juicing literature — and its benefits are obvious. Just look at Kordich: at nearly 89, he is as vibrant as he was in his college days. Armen Orujyan, Ph.D., runs Athgo International, a nonprofit that engages young entrepreneurs in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner. Dr. Orujyan cites his family’s move to the United States in the late ’80s as an eye-opening moment. He didn’t have anything handed to him growing up, and being immersed in a culture full of freedoms, he felt compelled to give back. He feels today’s entrepreneurs are critical to tomorrow’s successes. “Athgo came into existence to give opportunities to people like myself,” Dr. Orujyan says. “I needed a support group to help me expand my knowledge and my know-how.”
Jay Kordich and Athgo International’s Armen Orujyan, Ph.D.
“Green is Good” welcomes Jay Kordich and Athgo International’s Armen Orujyan, Ph.D., to discuss their green initiatives.