“This past weekend I attended Seattle’s 10th Annual Green Festival where hundreds of vendors and exhibitors enthusiastically shared their green stories. One vendor that stood out for me was Eco Tapi, developers of compostable and biodegradable paper and plastic products made out of tapioca! Not only was the product interesting, but they also had a beautiful way of merchandising such utilitarian wares. Their parent company, Green Tokyo, makes a variety of interesting eco-products.”
Posts Tagged renewable energy
Cassidy Quinn Brettler Interviews Green America Green Business Network Director and Green Festival Co-Producer, Denise Hamler
“From helping people make affordable and resource-saving home improvements, to offering planet-saving consumer advice, King County government is recognized nationally as a leader of sustainability and “green” living.
Come see some of the County’s top sustainability and green experts at the annual Green Festival, at Qwest Field on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to hear from more than 125 experts on sustainability and interconnectivity within the green movement; visit with dozens of exhibitors from across the region promoting the benefits of fair trade; and get samples of products from around the globe.
Two of King County’s own environmental experts will also be participating in presentations at the show:”
“SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS –As many as 20,000 jobs would be created with the development of the 3,200 MW of utility-scale wind generation currently permitted in Illinois, according to a report from three leading wind energy organizations. The report—entitled “Investing in Illinois” and released by the Illinois Wind Energy Association (IWEA), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and Wind on the Wires (WOW) — is being released at a crucial time, as state lawmakers consider legislation to overhaul the state’s electric market. The study highlights why any major energy bill passed this year must include provisions that accelerate development in Illinois of clean, affordable, homegrown renewable energy.”
“Coming up on May 21st and 22nd the Seattle Green Festival will be held at the Qwest Event Center, where a wide range of environmental and socially responsible businesses and organizations will come together to celebrate all things green across the nation.
Sponsored by Global Exchange and Green America, which are non-profit membership organizations that focus on business as a tool for positive change, the Seattle Green Festival is one of the largest consumer focused green events in the nation. To educate the public about the current workings of those within the green community, a wide array of both national and local authors, celebrities, visionaries and activists will be speaking throughout the weekend.”
Solar Goose partners with Handi-Crafters organization to increase production, cut packaging costs and support local employment
THORNDALE, PA – April 21, 2011 Solar LED Innovations, LLC uses the energy of the sun to produce highly efficient, reliable and utility-conscious flashlights and other lighting accessories.
This past year Handi-Crafters has partnered with Solar LED to help cut packaging costs and ramp up mass production of their products as the business has grown. “I would not have been able to grow rapidly without the support of Handi-Crafters,” remarks Tom Chorman, CEO of Solar LED.
“As an entrepreneur, you offer an incredible advantage to start up companies. In this new economy, having full access to a world class manufacturing and packaging facility puts your customers on equal footing with much larger companies. As a small business I can enter the marketplace without having to hire, train, and supervise a workforce.”
With 300 pairs of hands to package products. Handi-Crafters has produced 9 different products for Solar LED, including flashlights, book lights, laptop lights and cap clip lights.
“Every new manufacturing business should consider the value available via utilizing Handi-Crafters to jump start the business. ”
About Solar Goose
Solar Goose breaks the boundaries of renewable energy innovation, providing an array of portable, solar powered rechargeable LED lights, batteries and even I-Phone and I-Pad chargers! www.solargoose.com
Handi-Crafters started as a very small, make-shift operation. A group of parents felt their adult disabled children should have something meaningful to do during the day. With only six “clients” and a church basement, Handi-Crafters was in business.
Their first contract was rolling newspapers used as stuffing for a
furniture company. Today we serve over 400 individuals with an expanded array of employment services. We have two buildings on our campus with
fourteen shops running from 8am to 3pm, five days a week. Our 40-
plus customer list includes Fortune 500 companies and numerous entrepreneurs. We are no longer simply a sheltered workshop striving to provide meaningful activities to a handful of adults with disabilities; we are part of several vital supply chains for large companies and we are the affordable solution for several start-up enterprises. We are an offsite temporary labor force ready at a moments notice, allowing companies to respond quickly as their business ebbs and flows. Most importantly, we are a real place of work where our workers come each day ready to “get the job done.” They are proud of their paychecks. For many, they have come to depend on the money they earn to help them live more independently. www.handi-crafters.org