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Stuff We Found Today – 02.26.10


Campaign against trafficking in the chocolate industry
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  • Exchange4Green.com – “…a platform to easily exchange and giveaway items they are finished with, for the ones they want, all for free…” – awesome!


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This morning as I was driving to pick up some new brochures at the printer, I was listening to KQED’s Forum, and suddenly this amazing voice started singing. Michael Krasny was interviewing Amy Tan (author of “The Joy Luck Club”) and a new emerging singer that she had discovered in a Parisian cabaret. Pascal Toussaint sang “Amazing Grace” that just blew my mind. Click below to listen to the interview…fast forward to 5:24 and just listen to his voice…then at 6:10 where he sings a capella.

After listening to the show, I couldn’t wait to get home to look him up on YouTube. Below are a few videos that are just incredible…just close your eyes and listen.


The last 1 minute will blow you away.


Singing in the Parisian cabaret where Amy Tan discovered him.

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Check out this this humorous little video the ladies over at Celebrate Green put together as “Lynn and Corey discover the wonders of Coco Zen’s incredibly aromatic chocolate lotion.”

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

~Mahatma Ghandi


“Happiness is when planet, people and chocolate are in harmony.”

~Coco-Zen

Coco-Zen Fair Trade chocolates

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Stuff We Found Today – 02.15.10


WWF Earth Hour
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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Joyce Kushner
joycekushner@gmail.com
650.550.9718
COCO-ZEN IS ON A QUEST TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF “FAIR TRADE HOMES” FOR WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY, 2010

Coco-Zen is a part of “Fair Trade My Home,” a grass-roots campaign of fair trade companies, individuals and organizations who are inviting friends and fans to join the fair trade movement and make their home a “Fair Trade Home” in honor of World Fair Trade Day, May 8th, 2010. The goal is to create as many self-declared Fair Trade Home’s as possible by having people submit a photo or video showing which fair trade goods they regularly purchase and use in their home. Submissions are being gathered at www.fairtrademyhome.com.

Fair trade is an alternative way of doing trade, where the people producing a product are treated fairly, paid fairly, and are being fair to the environment. A home that is committed to the purchase and use of fair trade goods is a “Fair Trade Home.”

What started in America by one woman with a vision has become a global movement involving over 60 countries, 1.5 million workers. In America, over 1,500 companies and retailers offer fair trade goods, there are 13 fair trade towns, and over 300 college campuses that support fair trade.

The purpose of Fair Trade My Home is to raise greater awareness of fair trade to the American consumer, so that each person will choose to integrate more fair trade purchases into his or her regular buying habits, and cut down on poverty both in America and around the world. Coco-Zen not only creates fair trade chocolate products, Coco-Zen is actively encouraging the community to join in making homes fair.

ABOUT WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY
World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of fair trade and will be held in 2010 on May 8th. In North America, Fair Trade Resource Network is leading the World Fair Trade Day 2010 event with complimentary efforts from the Fair Trade the White House campaign. In 2009, World Fair Trade Day involved 65,020 people at 456 events covered by 101 media stories.

www.ftrn.org

ABOUT FAIR TRADE MY HOME
The theme of Fair Trade My Home is an extension of the Fair Trade the White House campaign, a coalition of fair trade vendors and organizations which are inviting the First Lady to join the fair trade movement and make the White House a “Fair Trade Home.

www.fairtradewhitehouse.com

ABOUT COCO-ZEN
The philosophy that Coco-Zen’s founder, Joyce Kushner, has employed throughout the company is that all of our actions not only affect ourselves but also the world around us, and she stays true to that philosophy by using only organic and Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients in all Coco-Zen products. With this philosophy in place it it’s easy to see why Joyce is supporting such an important mission. In particular, Joyce hopes that more awareness will be shed on the labor abuses of the cocoa industry, especially with regards to forced child labor in the cocoa plantations of West Africa where the majority of the world’s consumed cocoa is produced. For more information on Coco-Zen please visit www.Coco-Zen.com.

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“There is no doubt that green jobs are the future. There is no dispute that global warming is real, and that if we fail to act the consequences will be dire. President Obama declared “Now is the time for us to lead” on climate change.

Now is also the time for our generation to lead on climate change. Youth must lead because we have the most to lose. If progress is blocked by old political forces and special interests, we will be the ones facing the consequences. “

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