Our MissionWorld Centric was founded in 2004 with a mission to reduce economic injustice and environmental degradation through education, community networks, and sustainable enterprises. Over the years, what we do has changed, but our mission still remains the same.
Our HistoryWorld Centric was founded in 2004 to raise awareness of large scale humanitarian and environmental issues and to promote sustainable alternatives to every day consumption choices. In 2004 World Centric hosted award winning documentaries and speakers on environmental, social, human rights and peace issues, offered courses on sustainability, simple living and globalization and worked on a Conscious Living guide. In order to be a self-sustaining organization, without requesting donations or grants, World Centric began selling Fair Trade products and compostable products in the beginning of 2005. World Centric continued to host films/speaker series and offer courses alongside selling of products and registered as a taxable California Non-Profit Corporation in September 2005, with the intention of filing for a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status in 2006. By summer of 2006, a majority of World Centric's time and resources were devoted to managing the organically growing sales of Fair Trade products and compostable products.
As of March 2009 World Centric converted from a taxable non-profit to a for-profit social enterprise, as the sale of compostable products had become the main activity. In addition to providing sustainable compostable products, we want to work towards making World Centric a model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2011, for example we offset all our carbon emissions, and gave 46% of our profits before taxes to grassroots social and environmental organizations, and hope to move towards giving 100% of our profits. Our overall mission, vision and values stayed the same since our founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.