World Centric Newsletter | October 2012 View in browser

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World Centric's recent donation to OTEPIC is helping build an organic farming library and  training center in the North Rift of Kenya. The training center will help educate people in the North Rift about biointensive farming, which will enable them to have a secure source of food and to create sustainable occupations.

OTEPIC is a registered community-based organization that works with poor farmers, especially women, in Kenya's Western North Rift Valley. Through grass roots development work, they improve food security, soil fertility and empower local communities. Educating women effectively improves the standard of living for the whole community.

Take a look at the great progress they are making so far!


Learn more about OTEPIC at www.otepic.org. To learn more about World Centric's donations, zero carbon and sustainabilty programs, please visit our Sustainability page.




On September 29th, the World Centric team joined Palo Alto, CA, non-profit Canopy for a tree care work day. It was a great day of clearing, mulching and pruning for young trees at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in East Palo Alto!

The first five years are critical for the long-term health of a tree, and the two most important needs for young tree health are water and protection. Regular, deep watering and protection from the threat of weed-whackers and mowers are good ways to ensure the healthy and strong growth of a young tree.

Interested in learning more about tree care? Take a look at Canopy's informative Guide to Young Tree Care.

Go plant some trees in your community!


World Centric compostable cutlery was recently featured on Anna & Cristina's Grocery Bag, a weekly consumer products review program that airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Our GMO-free corn and talc compostable cutlery came out on top when compared to several other eco-friendly cutleries!

Please take a moment to view a clip from the cutlery review, below, or take a look at the review on their web site. Have you tried our cutlery? If not, contact us to request samples!





World Centric was proud to be the official composting sponsor of the 36th annual Bridge to Bridge Run in San Francisco on September 30th. World Centric also donated 26,000 water cups to help keep all of the thirsty runners hydrated!

It was a beautiful day of fun in the sun! We received great feedback from runners interested to learn more about compostable products - especially our compostable toothrbrushes and yard waste bags! The 10K route began at Justin Herman Plaza, under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and finished at Crissy Field, under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Proceeds from the event went to Special Olympics Northern California.


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And... as always please remember to compost your organics waste


                  

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