We started this business because of passion and passion has been the only thing that kept us going thus far. Despite green products and green marketing going mainstream, we have encountered so many roadblocks. This is a great reminder for us.
“SOMETIMES LIFE HITS YOU IN THE HEAD WITH A BRICK. DON’T LOSE FAITH. I’M CONVINCED THAT THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT ME GOING WAS THAT I LOVED WHAT I DID. YOU’VE GOT TO FIND WHAT YOU LOVE. AND THAT IS AS TRUE FOR YOUR WORK AS IT IS FOR YOUR LOVERS. YOUR WORK IS GOING TO FILL A LARGE PART OF YOUR LIFE, AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE TRULY SATISFIED IS TO DO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS GREAT WORK. AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO GREAT WORK IS TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO. IF YOU HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET, KEEP LOOKING. DON’T SETTLE. AS WITH ALL MATTERS OF THE HEART, YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU FIND IT. AND, LIKE ANY GREAT RELATIONSHIP, IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER AS THE YEARS ROLL ON. SO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL YOU FIND IT. DON’T SETTLE…. DON’T LET THE NOISE OF OTHERS’ OPINIONS DROWN OUT YOUR OWN INNER VOICE. AND MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND INTUITION. THEY SOMEHOW ALREADY KNOW WHAT YOU TRULY WANT TO BECOME. EVERYTHING ELSE IS SECONDARY.”
— Steve Jobs, in his 2005 speech at Stanford’s commencement
Every so often we have the pleasure of getting out and meeting other local green businesses. It is always so nice to share similar stories of our strugggles and small victories. Today, we got to meet David Greene of Livegreene, a lovely shop in Palo Alto. David carries a great selection of green products that are practical and awesome!
We are also excited to announce that you can now find our Biodegradable Shower Curtain Liner and Recycled Bottles Fleece Blankets in his shop. Please stop by and support your local green business.
We are looking for a new member to join Sustainable Living Group and help us push the green lifestyle to the mainstream. Spread the word!
Sales Opportunity: Sustainable Living Group, Inc. (www.sustainablelivinggroup.com), a new company committed to providing the travel, industrial, hospitality and lifestyle industries with “Green” eco-friendly biodegradable work clothing products made from sustainable resources. Sustainable Living Group was started because there was a lack of everyday products that are made with sustainable/biodegradable materials – from simple necessities like shower caps and shower curtains to industrial products like ponchos, lab coats, coveralls, car seat covers and aprons.
We are looking for established USA Manufacturer’s Rep. Agencies, to open up local stocking Distribution.
We have geographically protected Sales territories available in the USA. This is a 10% Sales Commission opportunity! Some of our Markets targeted are: Wholesalers, retailers, DYI., industrial distributors, restaurants, health care, manufacturing, construction, automotive, food stores, fashion, schools, pharmaceutical, beauty salons, hotel – motels, exporters, food markets, government agencies and more.
We offer complete product training, samples, good product stocking levels, special orders, National Accounts programs. National Advertising. POP Merchandising…
This is your chance to join a growing company. Our Company’s #1 focus is complete customer satisfaction. We fully support our Manufacturer’s reps through the entire process and only experienced and dedicated people will be considered. Great Sales Opportunity! Easy to sell.
Biodegradable items available: Shower Curtain/Liner, Shoe Covers, Shower Cap or Work Cap, Coveralls, Ponchos, Lab Coat, Apron, and Car Seat Covers .
Sustainable items available: PET fabric travel blankets, PET and organic cotton baby bath sets and PET fabric travel bags.
Sustainable Living Group uses a combination of eco-friendly materials for all of the products, including biodegradable materials that can easily be disposed of, commingle with other recyclable items, trash, and can also be composted. Our products biodegrade naturally through micro-organisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi. Additionally, the BPA-free and PLA-free material is latex-free and manufactured in the USA. PET fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles.
For more information or send your sales inquiry to Sustainable Living Group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coral reefs–the art of oceans–occupy less than one-tenth of one percent of the world ocean surface, yet house 25 percent of all marine species. It has been a difficult decade for the ocean with disasters such as the BP oil spill and the ever-expanding Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Atlantic Garbage Patch. When it rains it pours. Due to extreme heat this year, the world’s coral reefs, spanning from Thailand to Texas, have reacted by bleaching or shedding their color. Already many reefs have died, with more predicted to follow in the next few months.
This global bleaching is the second known instance, the first being in 1998 when 16 percent of the shallow-water reefs were estimated to have died. In Thailand, the damage seems worse than in 1998. Scientists have cautioned for years that corals, extremely sensitive to heat, would be an early indicator of planetary damage by greenhouse gases. High-ocean temperatures endanger organisms and those that depend on these organisms, namely fisheries that feed people as well as the billion dollar tourist economies.
This is a wake-up call the world cannot ignore. Help us work towards a greener lifestyle and a safer planet.
What better way to propel the green lifestyle than to teach your kids about being eco-friendly! Sustainable Living Group has gotten in our biodegradable, latex-free, PLA-free, and BPA-free kids’ ponchos–perfect for teaching your little green tot about making smart choices when it comes to the environment.
Here we have Chloe modeling one of the ponchos! Please inquire at email@example.com for pricing.
Rainy season will soon be upon us. Camping? Football game? Outdoor event? Be prepared with our biodegradable, PLA-free, BPA-free, and latex-free ponchos. Our ponchos can be personalized with your company, team name or whatever you like!
Here is a sample of the print on our poncho for Xanterra:
Sustainable Living Group was sad, no . . . frustrated and angry, when we heard the bill to ban plastic bags in California failed in the Legislature this past Tuesday. Plastic is the number one waste product filling our landfills and spilling into our oceans. California alone consumes approximately 19 MILLION plastic bags a year as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch continues to grow.
The video below, entitled “The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary,” is a funny, yet sadly true depiction of how our garbage ends up in the oceans. Watch this video and spread the word. Buy a reusable bag! Hint: keep extras in your car in case you forget to grab them when you go to the store!
Three years ago San Francisco banned the use of plastic bags at large supermarkets and chain drugstores, putting the city at the forefront of sustainability efforts. Now San Francisco is considering taking this a step further and expanding the ban to all retailers, including department stores!
Current laws only allow large supermarkets and chain drugstores to distribute recyclable paper bags, compostable plastic bags and reusable bags. The proposed new ban would eliminate all plastic at retail establishments, save for plastic bags that foods are distributed in, garment bags, and plastic bags sold in packages intended to hold garbage.
Since San Francisco enacted its ban of plastic bags three years ago, it is estimated that 100 million bags a year are removed from the waste stream. This takes away significantly from the amount of plastic bags in landfills, storm drains, littering the streets and harming marine wildlife. Expanding the law could remove tens of millions more bags.
At Sustainable Living Group, we’re excited about the possibility of this new law – it brings us a greener world. Let’s hope other cities around the world follow San Francisco’s example!
China’s Anhui province was recently battered by torrential downpours. As the rain beat down, garbage and litter was washed into China’s famous Yangtze River. Here is a sobering image of a worker attempting to clear away some of the trash.
Though the river became so cluttered because of a natural phenomenon, the repercussions of this will be felt by humans, animals and plants. Let’s keep the victims of the flooding in China in our thoughts, and continue our efforts to better the Earth!