For the first time in five years, Divine Chocolate is changing up its packaging. The Green Business Network member’s new design will now include “Owned by Cocoa Farmers” to demonstrate the company’s commitment to fair labor practices. (more…)
Eric Henry, president of T.S. Designs and Green Business Network member, was featured in The Washington Post for his business experience with past North Carolina tax cuts and the implications of the looming tax bill in Congress. T.S. Designs produces responsible textiles from local suppliers to strengthen the regional economy. Their entire supply chain is transparent, and each shirt purchased can be tracked. (more…)
In 2009, Leah Fanning was to participate in a large gallery and needed to paint full-time to be prepared for it. Around the same time, she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. In response, she ditched every single toxin in her art studio—from paints, to primers, and thinners. (more…)
Offbeat Press, a certified member of the Green Business Network, has partnered with Day by Day Warming Shelter to sponsor Hoodies for the Homeless, a fundraising partnership that offers community businesses, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to support Day by Day between now and the end of December.
Offbeat Press is a socially and environmentally-conscious screen-printing and creative design shop based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Established in 2008, Offbeat started in an abandoned building that was previously a tram station. By 2015, they had more than doubled their capacity, printing equipment, and capabilities. Offbeat specializes in quality printing and products, including water-based printing, and has earned Green America’s Gold-Level Green Business Certification.
Day by Day is a community emergency night shelter for adult men and women who have no other sheltering options in Oshkosh. They provide guests with a warm evening meal, a place to sleep, a breakfast, and other additional essentials.
To participate in Hoodies for the Homeless, clients only need to place an order for custom-printed hooded sweatshirts or zip hooded sweatshirts, or purchase a Support Community hoodie by December 31. To find out more and place your order, visit offbeatpress.com/hoodies-for-the-homeless.
The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash per day. This seems insignificant, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that’s roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage. The annual garbage weight for the entire country equals 254 million tons, equivalent to 1.2 million blue whales –enough to reach the moon and back 25 times. (more…)