Thanksgiving 2019 has arrived, and I’m so glad for the break. I’m sure you are too. Let the holiday season begin by telling the people in your life how thankful you are for their presence in your life. And I’m thankful I have a platform like this blog to so say in public!
I’m thankful for:
My mom: Over 80 years young and amazingly tireless, she is the President of The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. She also continues to select the art for the magazine cover of the American Psychological Association.
My dad – fiercely independent and full of inner vitality – the stuff he says is book-worthy.… Read More
For five years in a row now, REI has closed its stores on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. It processes no online sales and it paid all its 12,000 employees to spend the day outside with friends and family.
How big is Black Friday? It is routinely one of the largest U.S. shopping days, both in stores and online. Adobe Digital Insights Inc. estimates that the single day in 2018 brought in $6.2 billion in online sales in the U.S.
We’re completely into the #OptOutside concept at Good Earth Plant Company – we caught on in year number two and told you about it back then.… Read More
It is (already!) Thanksgiving 2018, and I’m thankful for many people and experiences in my life. Thanksgiving is a good time to let them know.
I’m thankful for:
My mom and dad: far from perfect, but great role models and teachers. They set a good standard and give me plenty to both admire and laugh about. I’m a lucky man as a result.
My son Ted: just enough of me in him to make me proud, just enough “other” to make him interesting. We had a blast in Brazil this summer. He is going to save the world. You watch.
My daughter Allie: although she tries to deny it, she is way too much like me – plus smart, capable, creative and talented.… Read More
The Good Earth Leaflet Newsletter is ready for you to gobble right up!
In this issue:
Learn what our Eco-Warrior in Chief Jim Mumford is thankful for
Meet our newest Eco-Warrior, Lisa Oliver
See our new Living Wall project for Torrey Plaza
Check out a spectacular new moss wall
Enjoy our holiday events listings
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It is Thanksgiving 2014, and I’m thankful for many people in my life.
I’m thankful for:
My folks, they set a good standard and give me plenty to both admire and laugh about. Not that they’re perfect, don’t go getting ideas Mom and Dad.
My son Ted: just enough of me to make me proud, just enough “other” to make him interesting.
My daughter Allie: smart, capable and talented – getting ready to launch herself on the world. I hope we’re ready.
My sister Monica, who has been with me since the beginning and is a huge help today.
The rest of my family.… Read More
Use reusable plates, glasses and napkins. Yes, get out the good china, and skip the paper or (yikes) Styrofoam plates. Even when you account for original production of ceramics and using water to clean the plates you come out ahead here.
Use local and organic foods as much as possible. See what your local farmer’s market has to offer the week before Thanksgiving and get creative. Organic food is chemical-free, and promote biodiversity and better soil quality.
Compost your scraps. The average American family wastes 600 pound of uneaten food every year. The least you can do is start a compost bin and make your scraps useful and your plants happy.… Read More
Summer is over and the big holidays of the year – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s – aren’t too far away.
But before this, one of our favorite holidays at Good Earth Plant Company is coming up next week. So get ready to celebrate, it’s National Indoor Plant Week September 15 through 19.
What, you haven’t made your party plans yet? No problem. Good Earth Plants can get you started as we celebrate by spreading awareness on the benefits of having indoor plants in your work and home environment.
Anyone can participate in this holiday. As professionals, we give you the information you need. … Read More
While the world is wrapped up in turkey, football games and pumpkin pie, the Good Earth Plants team is knee-deep in holiday décor. The warehouse is bright and shiny with trees, wreaths and garlands being readied for installation at our clients’ offices and homes. Holiday cards are being signed and addressed for mailing.
Before we immerse ourselves in glitter and snowflakes, I wanted to jot down some thoughts about the people that make me so grateful this season.
When I was just starting Good Earth Plants, some special people took time to help me. Mark Sandstrom, who recently passed away, gave me a big break into the flower business.… Read More