Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Check Out Our Sponsors Of The Month!

Each month, we'll be brining you information about environmentally friendly businesses that can be found in our Eco-Directory. Please use this as a resouce for finding out about company's that are doing their part to help the planet.


Katan Adventures provides the very best in eco-minded, outdoor adventure travel for Jews and Friends of the Jew in their 20s and 30s to the most exciting destinations worldwide. All Katan Adventures reflect the fundamental value of tikkun olam. As a result, Katan Adventures has committed itself to sustainable travel practices; what it likes to call, "EcoloJEWcal" travel. Furthermore, Katan Adventures is one of the only adventure travel providers to automatically offset all carbon omissions from its participants' ground and air transportation through its partnership with TerraPass. For more information on Katan Adventures' surfing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking and skiing trips around the world as well as its EcoloJEWcal way of traveling, please visit their website.


Tikkun Olam, LAC, is dedicated to creating specialty gift bags that are environmentally responsible. Our company, meaning Repair the World in Hebrew, uses the utmost care when researching, choosing, and creating products to include in our products. Tikkun Olam's goal is to provide our customers with a product that is not only unique and daz zling, but also boasts tree-free, organic, and renewable materials. We collaborate with Fair Trade companies for a number of our custom-made products, thus helping to provide steady wages to skilled workers around the world. Informational inserts, unique to the theme of each gift bag, provide fresh and inventive perspectives on how we can consciously construct more environmentally responsible lives. In addition, a percentage of all sales profits are regularly donated to several charities with whom we are affiliated.

It is the responsibility of us all to protect and preserve our world, a sentiment exemplified by Baal Tashchit from the Book of Deuteronomy. One of Tikkun Olam's ongoing goals is to further reduce our company's carbon footprint. The use of tree-free and recycled products, the installation of solar panels on two of our office locations, and simply giving more than we take, are some of the "steps" we are making to do so. Also the use of recycled products, buying food from local organic farmers and composting our waste. Driving a hybrid car and encouraging my daughter's school to become more "green"

Tikkun Olam offers outstanding and uncommon products that bring joy to recipients while spreading the message of love, awareness, and charity.

1 comment:

hernadi-key said...


Deadly floods in Asia, a cyclone in the Middle East, tornadoes in Brooklyn, and extreme temperatures around the globe since the start of the year have borne out warnings made by a key climate change report, an expert with the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.

In May the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth report, warning that global warming would increase the number of extreme weather events and cause more natural disasters, which will hit the poor hardest.