Wow! I just came across this story about Burt’s Bees and how their product line came to be: a chance encounter between a broke beekeeper and an unemployed mother over 25 years ago.
Did you know they started at a Christmas craft fair and bake sale? The $200 they brought in on their first day was enough to tell them that they were on to something big. Talk about a vision for the future! If you use quality ingredients and make it perfect, people will find you.
We hope you’ll find us and support us at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market this weekend and be a part of OUR story… because if our sales from last week are an indicator, I think it’s gonna have a very happy ending.
“You can start to practice rethink at any time; particularly when you purchase and discard items.
Minimizing the amount of waste you create can bring about a more sustainable environment for future generations. Rethink before throwing away an item you think is broken, worn out, or is no longer wanted. Before discarding any item, first ask yourself the following questions:
- Can it be reused?
- Is it repairable?
- Is it recyclable?
- Can I place the item on LA County’s material exchange website, www.LACoMAX.com?
Finding environmentally friendly alternatives rather than wasting is the easiest and most convenient way one can begin to rethink.”
Does anyone have a really good idea? Our hope is that our community of readers will help us just as much as we hope to help you. Do you have a good idea for collecting used glass jars? What would motivate you to set them aside rather than tossing them into the big blue bin? Please share your thoughts, we hope to start a collection drive, just looking for the right plan to make it work.
When you wake up and read this tomorrow morning, and the skies are dark and grey with rain on the way, you won’t be thinking about the beach. BUT, think again, tomorrow will be a great beach day, Venice to be exact. Heal The Bay will be out in full force collecting/ documenting/ and outright scowling at the trash we have on our beautiful beach.
If you enjoy our local beaches in the summertime, come out on Saturday to help protect them.