The Green Seahorse’ First Plunge

Just a few days ago, The Green Seahorse has officially launched and took its first plunge in the eco marketplace thru San Francisco’s Green Festival event!  And, oh boy, it was nothing short of amazing – truly a green event.  Surrounded by equally eco friendly businesses, The Green Seahorse fits perfectly right and settled comfortably in a very familiar green territory.

Spreading the Word, Green Seahorse Style!

The Green Festival allows us to connect with conscious consumers and share information about fair trade products, fair trade artisans and everything eco friendly.  The Green Seahorse team delights in every opportunity to bring awareness about ethical shopping, green living and sustainable development.  We strive to take every avenue available to reach out to as much people as possible to spread the word.

A Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from The Green Seahorse

In behalf of The Green Seahorse’ team, we would like to thank those who have supported us along the way.  A heartfelt ‘thank you’ for taking the time to see us in the event or for checking our company online – thank you guys for giving green a chance.

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I'm sooooo excited!!!! As you all know by now, I'm the founder of The Green Seahorse and we'll be making our first public debut at San Francisco Green Festival on Nov 14, 15 & 16.

Being the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, The Green Seahorse finds it only fitting to make its first public debut at Green Festival to launch its eco-marketplace.

Fun and festivities starts on November 14, Friday, doors open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.You can buy tickets online via www.greenfestivals.org/sf, redeem code SFRDGF14 to receive a 25% discount at check out.  The Green Seahorse, a green business certified under Green America’s rigorous standards, will be at BOOTH #144, with our beautiful Tagua Nut Jewelry Collection from Ecuador as well as eclectic variety of artisan crafts, green fashion accessories, holiday ornaments and other gift ideas – all fair trade products from artisans from all over the world.  The Green Festival hosts a wide array of educational activities, inspirational speakers, hands-on demos and live music and entertainment for a 3-day event - so get ready for some explosive green goodness fun!

Please be sure to VOTE for The Green Seahorse as your favorite Green Brand, this gives us a chance to win a free booth at the next event.  After you vote, you will be eligible to register for the chance to win the Super Green Shopper Prize - a gift basket of green products from Green Festival!

 

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Connect with her and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

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Count Down: San Francisco Green Fest In 2 Days

Who is ready for some green shopping?  Holiday is just around the corner so it’s never too early to start checking your Holiday list! In fact make this year’s Holiday a little greener by shopping ethically at the  Green Festival.  My very own, The Green Seahorse, will be bringing tons of gift ideas – from Tagua jewelries to telephone wire handicrafts to other fair trade products by artisans.  Frankly, you’ll sure to find something for yourself or for you love ones.

This event is not just for green shopping; Green Festival also brings awareness to the public about what real eco-friendly lifestyle is.  This 3-day event will be filled with fun and exciting activities that aim to educate the people about the greener ways.  You’ll delight with inspirational speakers, hands-on demos as well as live music and entertainment.  So you better get ready for some serious explosive green goodness fun!!!

Green Shopping for a Greener Holiday!

Basically, green shopping is shopping for ethical fair trade or eco-friendly products over tons of other products in the market.  It’s about buying with consideration, consideration for what it really costs to bring this product in the market. These words by Benjamin Harrison is worth remembering before picking something off the rack the next time you go shopping, “I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.”

We have to keep in mind that in sustainable development, the world works as a system.  Our actions or non actions have an accompanying effect to all other things.  This means that even our shopping habits play a role in what kind of world we are leaving behind to our children.  For instance, supporting the fair trade artisans or farmers who are producing goods in eco-friendly and sustainable ways will not only benefit these very same people but will also ensure that the environment is protected as well.  Whenever we choose to buy ethical products, the artisans and farmers behind it are given an opportunity for a decent livelihood that will empower them to provide a better living condition, meet medical needs, afford a sustainable lifestyle and even provide education for their children.

I really love how Anna Lappé puts it, “Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” This is very true; the power to dictate what kind of world we want is in our hands.  If we, as consumers will demand and only want ethical fair trade products then producers will have not much choice but to give in to our demands.  This will give a fair chance to artisans and farmers from all over the world to participate fairly in the market.  A sustainable development is possible; we just have to learn to stand up for something we truly believe in.

Green Fare, It’s Time to Go Green!

You’ll be surprised at how a simple effort on our part could affect the dynamics of our relationship to the environment.  The simple act of shopping can bring changes to the world.  So, it’s time to go green and start green shopping.  Don’t miss San Francisco’s 3-day Green Festival!  It will be filled with entertainment, fun and educational activities.  You will learn more about what real green living is all about and discover a whole bunch of green businesses.  So, give green a chance and come and see us on November 14, 15 and 16 at the Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco.  For more information about the event, feel free to visit www.greenfestivals.org. Our booth, The Green Seahorse will be at booth #144 – see you there!!!

{If you’re not from San Francisco or could not make it to the festival, no worries, you can simply visit us and shop online at www.thegreenseahorse.com.)

 

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Connect with her and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

 IPAS stands for "Internet Prospect Acceleration System"

The IPAS2 system is not a business, it's an educator and includes an optional personal business coach.

iPAS 2 is the most anticipated system in the work from home arena.

It's simple - people have seen the power of this system - the ability to actually make money, for many, for the very first time.
iPAS 2 actually leverages REAL systems and REAL
people who excel at building your business...
FOR you...
...something no other system does!
Traffic masters to drive traffic - for you.
Sales people to follow up and close - for you.

>Get your IPAS2 account set up right now, Click right here<

Watch my video challenges HERE!

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The Green Seahorse’ Green Mission

The Green Seahorse, a green business certified under Green America’s rigorous standards, is committed to making organic and fair trade products available to the public – this online eco friendly retailer wants to raise awareness about green shopping and the importance of being a conscious consumer.  It’s about time that we care about the impact of our shopping habits to the environment, to other people and to the world in general.  We have to know the real cost of the product we’re buying and decide if the price we’re paying is really worth it.  We have to take accountability for the choices we’re making – Anna Lappe puts it beautifully,

 

The Green Seahorse aims to provide the option for the people to choose wisely – to shop ethically.  Green shopping can be your first step to supporting a sustainable development for a greener and better future for more generations to come.

The Green Seahorse and Fair Trade Products

This coming San Francisco Green Festival on November 14, 15 and 16, The Green Seahorse will make its first public debut exhibiting their collection of creative fair trade products proudly made by artisans from all over the world.  The Green Seahorse believes that supporting Fair Trade artisans and producers will help ease poverty both in developed and developing countries.  Among the reasons why we should opt for Fair Trade products are:

  • Fair wages for the people behind every product
  • Ensures safe, healthy and participatory workplaces
  • Upholds practices that conserve and protect the environment
  • Respect cultural identity and gender equality
  • Supports medical, educational and other development projects in communities

What the Green Seahorse Offers

You can expect tons of eco friendly products, everything fair trade and guaranteed ethical - from Tagua Nut Jewelry collections to beautifully made artisan crafts.  Feast on green fashion accessories, such as bags, scarves, jewelries and so much more, green holiday and house ornaments and other green gift ideas!  Expect some artworks as well like these framed photos:

In keeping with the Green Festival’s commitment to keep the event green and minimize its impact to the environment, The Green Seahorse will make sure that their booth will be one of the greenest in the event with their eco friendly displays.

Give green shopping a try and do visit The Green Seahorse booth at the Green Festival this November 14, 15 and 16.   You can buy tickets online via www.greenfestivals.org/sf, redeem code SFRDGF14 to receive a 25% discount at check out or get a free ticket here:

You can also VOTE The Green Seahorse as the favorite Green Brand HERE – after which you’ll be eligible to register for a chance to win the Super Green Shopper Prize - a gift basket of green products.  For the winning Green Brand, they will win a free booth at the next Green Festival event.  For more info, feel free to check out their Facebook Event Page.

 

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Connect with her and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

IPAS stands for "Internet Prospect Acceleration System"

The IPAS2 system is not a business, it's an educator and includes an optional personal business coach.

iPAS 2 is the most anticipated system in the work from home arena.

It's simple - people have seen the power of this system - the ability to actually make money, for many, for the very first time.

iPAS 2 actually leverages REAL systems and REAL

people who excel at building your business...

FOR you...

...something no other system does!


Traffic masters to drive traffic - for you.
Sales people to follow up and close - for you.

>Get your IPAS2 account set up right now, Click right here<

 

Watch my video challenges HERE!

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An Eco-Friendly City

San Francisco is definitely one of the most eco-friendly cities in the country – with progressive programs and projects ranging from trash management, recycling, green traveling and everything eco-friendly.  San Franciscans aim to promote a sustainable lifestyle that can conserve and protect the environment while living a meaningful and respectful life in the community. In an article titled “Visit San Francisco: is this the World’s most Eco-friendly City? “ Jana Free states that “Many people consider San Francisco to be the most beautiful city in the world. It might also be the world’s most eco-friendly city to visit.”, She also notices how “These efforts conserve valuable resources for the enjoyment of future generations of residents and visitors.” and that “Business owners and public officials go to great measures to not only preserve San Francisco’s urban and marine eco-systems but to integrate “green” practices into daily life.” This speaks in loud volumes to green-loving locals like myself  who live in San Francisco and are enjoying these values in their own families’ lives

Trash management is widely encouraged and supported by the city by providing eco-friendly ways on how people can segregate their household waste, where they can bring recyclable items and how they can donate scrap materials.  All of these aim to lessen the volume of trash ending up in landfills. See here my family’s waste management habit.

Shopping at local Farmer’s market is also promoted for a more greener and eco-friendly lifestyle.  Not only do you get the freshest produce but you also help support local farmers and encourage them in their eco-friendly ways of producing their harvest.

San Franciscans also know how to get around the eco-friendly way – to ease traffic congestion, save energy and of course save environment as well.

Eco-Friendly Ways of Getting Around

It’s undeniable that much of air pollution is coming from the carbon dioxide emission from cars – not to mention the traffic that private cars are causing (did you know that there are 1.3 cars for every driver in the US? Now, that’s way too much!).  This is why we take advantage of the City’s public transportation whenever we can.

We also resort to car pooling for a more eco-friendly way of traveling, to save money and for convenience as well.  The fewer cars on the road, the less air pollution there is.  Not to mention the non-renewable fossil fuel you’re saving.

We just happen to love eco-friendly hybrid cars a well! It’s not surprising that according to Forbes.com, we buy the most hybrid cars and that almost 1 in every 10 vehicles in San Francisco is a hybrid.  Now, that’s pretty amazing!  Hybrid cars have increasingly been gaining popularity. Electric cars emits minimal if not zero-emission and are proven to be safer for the environment while still making sure that your traveling experience is at par with the best car in the market.

One of my neighbors purchased an eclectic car a few years ago and I checked in with him about his experience. here is part of the interview: Leafy Green: Bay Area Air Quality Management Reviews the Nissan Leaf

The Green Seahorse owner, Lisa Burnham, sat down with Robert Cave, Senior Air Quality Specialist for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, to discuss all things Leaf: the newest zero-emissions vehicle manufactured by Nissan. Cave shares his thoughts (and critiques!) of this much-lauded entry into the eco-car marketplace, and lends his insight on performance, features, and how the Nissan is helping new owners at tax time.

LISA: In basic terms, how does the Leaf compare, performance-wise, to the electric competitors, like the Ford Focus and the upcoming Honda Fit E?

Robert: I have not driven any other electric cars so I can’t comment on how it compares as far as performance.  The big thing that the Leaf has going for it, is that it is available. The Ford Focus is supposed to have a faster charger so it will take half as long to charge up as the current leaf, but probably by the time the Focus is available, the Leaf will also have an upgraded charger. The Leaf is very fun to drive.  It’s extremely quick off the line, there is no shifting gears, so it’s just one continuous acceleration.  Also, the Leaf has good acceleration even at freeway speeds. I have run it up over 90 mph. Sometimes the brakes are a bit weird (there is a delay.) I don’t know if this is anti-lock combined with regeneration or what. 

LISA: Consumer reports tested the Leaf with a cold-weather owner and found that the range panel indicator to be somewhat inaccurate in especially cold climates. Is there an ideal driver for the Nissan Leaf?

Robert: Nissan has also developed a Cold Weather package that improves the Leaf’s performance in those locations.  It includes heated seats, heated steering wheel and heated battery pack.  It’s not really an issue for me.

 LISA: For a family thinking about making the switch, what are some considerations when buying an electric car?

Robert:  Given the dearth of public charging opportunities, it really only makes sense as a second car.  We use our Highlander whenever we go on a family trip.  But that was also true when I had my Subaru, because of space and reliability.  To maximize tax credits, get the charging dock installed in a different year than when you purchase the car.  Do not pay extra for a quick-charge port, until level 3 charging docks become a reality.  A second meter is the way to go so that you can have your charger on a time of use rate, and the rest of your electrical needs on a normal rate.

 Lisa: Eco-cars can sneak up people. Tell me about Nissan’s VSP and how this technology was developed.

 Robert:  Personally, [I think] this is just plain stupid.  My Subaru when it was new was so quiet that I sometimes couldn’t tell if it was running when I was stopped.  Noisemakers are a bad thing. If there are going to be restrictions on how quiet a car can be, then there should be a minimum decibel level for all cars, not just hybrids and electric cars.  The VSP can be shut off by the push of a button (which I almost always do), but it defaults back to on when you shut off the car.  It is possible to hack into the car to turn it off permanently, but I have not gone so far as to do that.

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And for a healthier as well as eco-friendly way of getting around the city – go bicycling!  Yep, it’s good for your health and it’s good for the environment.  You don’t even have to have your own bike; there is a bike share program in San Francisco. What’s good about bike-sharing is that aside from the fact that you’re not contributing to air pollution you’re also saving the environment from future waste product of metals and bolts that can easily weigh tons.

A New, Environmentally Friendly Way to Rent Cars

RelayRides, a peer-to-peer rental car company, helps to solve that waste of resources. Car owners can turn their idle cars into cash-generating rental car businesses and make extra money to offset their car expenses. On the other side, renters get to rent unique cars (Porsche, anybody?) that would otherwise sit idle and go unused. That means we’re not only maximizing the utilization of expensive resources, but also saving money on all the costs associated with owning a car.

Eco-friendly Lifestyle for a More Sustainable Life

We can all create a more sustainable life not just for our family but for our community as well.  We can make it happen.  Step by step, one family at a time, once city after the other – for a good start let’s embrace a lifestyle that is certified eco-friendly.

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

 

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