Contestant's Case to Win
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Fresh & Green - fresh ideas for green living. Fresh & Green is a one-stop shop for all your eco-friendly needs. Fresh & Green was a concept that was created in 2007 when I started doing research on asthma and eczema diagnoses for my children. During my research, I realized the amount of chemicals and harmful ingredients in many shampoos, lotions, body washes, pillows that were surrounding my children. I changed many of the products I brought into my home, such as, non toxic cleaning supplies, organic pillows and all natural shampoos. In doing so I noticed a complete change in my children. Their asthma went away, and my daughters eczema disappeared. I realized there is a need for a safe place for families to shop and purchase items for their homes.
We spent a year using, washing, wearing, researching ingredients before we launched the website. We are proud of the product line we have created. We make sure that all of our products are safe for the environment. As we like to say, "Please take care of the planet, Our children need a place to live."
Fresh & Green tries to give back as much as we can. We are members of 1% for the planet, Global Green, Green America, and we have an annual Feed the Homeless day that we sponsor that feeds and provides clothes to a couple hundred local homeless people each year. This year my children and Fresh & Green were apart of Beautiful Bakersfield day and we cleaned up graffiti in different areas of town. I try to use my business to teach my children about giving back and how important it is to be a major contributor to our society. Thinking Green is thinking about your future and the effects of what you do, and as a mother, I want to show how my business has a positive impact on the planet and my family.
On Earthday we will be launching Operation Greenshops, which is a national essay competition on the subject "If I could change the world, I would . . . " and it has to be in sustainability. The winner of this contest will win, a $5000 scholarship to an education of their choice. For this competition, we are trying to get people to this of different things they can do to promote a sustainable lifestyle. On Earthday we will also be changing the name of our store.
Fresh & Green is a carbon neutral business, and all of our packing is 100% recycled. We try to be an informational source and welcome people to come and ask questions about any and all of our products.
I am a mother of two wonderful children, 6 and 13 and I'm creating a positive environment in which my children can be proud of. I am blessed to have a fabulous business partner who shares the same thoughts and feelings about business as I do. She shares the same passion for the environment and making a difference in the future for our children.
I appreciate your time and consideration and hopefully your Vote, for making Fresh & Green one of the Leading Mom Businesses in 2009!