9. November 2008 16:24
Green Benefits is excited to announce Pangaea Organica Coffees to their line of quality and locally produced fundraising products.
Pangaea sources their green beans from the best Organic, Fair Trade coffees grown around the world. Then to ensure a roast profile that suits each coffee's character, they spend time with each lot of coffee determining the degree of roast. Under roast and the resulting cup will taste sharp and sour. Over roast and coffees of different origins lose their individual characters and become dull and burnt.
Pangaea coffees are roasted on a bed of hot air. It is a roasting method that produces a bright, rich cup of coffee. As with wine, there are distinct varietal's of coffee, each with its own unique personality. Roasting by convection, using air, brings out the citrus flavors of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or the earthy complexities of Sumatra. Brew the coffee strong and dark and it will not be bitter, bur rather sweet and natural.
Pangaea is a triple bottom line company - people, planet, profit. They are committed to their customers, their suppliers, the environment and each other. Rick at Pangaea is building a place to be proud of, a place built to human scale, a place built to make a difference.
Pangaea coffee is a favorite of Green Benefits. Try it and we are sure it will become one of your favorites as well.
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19. August 2008 15:55
Your school is invited join. So far over 30 schools have agreed to participate and send a positive message home. Get your school involved quickly as we only have room for 70. The first 30 slots were filled in one week! We are looking forward to working with you go shift the thinking of the value and impact of eco-raising. Join the fight against plastic waste. Send a positive message home all while raising funds for your school projects! A true win . . . win . . . win!
6. August 2008 06:05
Join today in the effort to eliminate shopping bags from our landfills and raise money for local area schools.
This regional effort combine the efforts of local schools to make a large impact on their community. The goal will be to sell over 250,000 reusable bags which will generate over $600,000 for schools.
In order to make this happen, local business and community organizations will partner with the schools. This will truly be a community based Eco-Raiser...raising funds and awareness.
The sales process will be web based allowing the community to purchase bags through each participatings schools shopping cart. This will make the sales effort simple without the typical paperwork making this a truly green fundraiser.
For more information email: info@greenbenefits or call 206-388-3173.
9. July 2008 10:56
Solid waste is a major issue in our country.
According to the
EPA, Americans generated 251 million pounds of solid waste in 2006.
It has been estimated that disposable lunches generate as much as 67
pounds of waste per child per school year – that is 18,760 pounds of waste for
one average size elementary school.
What can we do in our school’s to reduce the amount of solid waste generated?
Let’s introduce the
“No Waste Lunch Day.”
There are many versions of this program, but they all share a common goal –
teach our children and families how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost.
Make this a school wide program. It
could be a one day event or better yet make it a monthly or even weekly
occurrence. Over time, you will
begin to change the patterns and habits of families. Another great
A typical No Waste Lunch contains no throwaway packaging and produces no food
The lunch is packed in a reusable lunch box.
Pack a cloth napkin instead of disposable napkin and wash at home.
The food is put in reusable containers rather than wrapping in disposable
Use an icepack in your lunch so that food stays fresh until it is eaten.
A drink is in a refillable bottle.
Compost partially eaten foods that will not be eaten later in your compost
bin at home.
The “No Waste Lunch” is an example of going green being cheaper than the
alternative. You will not need to
buy napkins, baggies, and juice boxes.
Multiply that by the number of kids you send to school and the number of
days they attend. Now you can save
money, teach our children a valuable lesson and reduce the impact on the
On a personal note, my daughter loves her “No Waste Lunch.”
She uses her
Wrap-N-Matt reusable sandwich bag as a cool sandwich wrap system and
Kanteen water bottle keeps her water cool without a bad after taste and the
reusable icepack keeps her lunch fresher..which means less waste at home to
or worm composting will be a future blog topic....kids love it.)
Written by Derek
VanDyke – Green Benefits