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WATCH: The Mompreneurs

You know how your kids are always bringing home catalogs full of over-packaged, over-priced crap you’ll never use to raise money for their severely underfunded public school?* Well, OK, the chocolate isn’t bad, but … wouldn’t it be nice if they sold you something you were actually going to use? Something from a range of products that was, say, a little more “green”?”

Two “mompreneurs” from Pomona, Heather Bathon and Suzanne Huber, launched an online fundraising business to do just that. Though PomonaFundraising.com is a for-profit business, 10% of the proceeds go to a school or an organization of the customer’s choosing, from a list provided at checkout.

HB: We wanted to do it with products that people would actually use. We decided on environmentally-friendly, organic, and fair trade products.

SH: We were adamant about making sure that the product—from the company, to the way that it was shipped to us, to the product itself— followed through with the missions that we have.

If you look closely, you’ll see they carry some Chelsea Green books, too!

Visit PomonaFundraising.com.

 

*I don’t have kids, but I assume you do. Is that weird?


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Economic Development is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It

Economic development today is completely broken. That’s the argument of author Michael Shuman in his new book, The Local Economy Solution. The singular focus on attracting global corporations is not just ineffective but counterproductive, Shuman argues, especially given the huge opportunity costs. Indeed, it’s not far-fetched to suggest that the best way most communities can […] Read More..

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For the past month, author Philip Ackerman-Leist has been on a Twitter MiniFesto campaign – each day sending out a new tweet designed to spark conversation and pass along some lessons he learned whilst working on his last book, Rebuilding the Foodshed. You might also know Philip as the author of his memoir Up Tunket […] Read More..