Apply for a spot in the Business Marketplace by April 10. A limited number of spaces available.
The Earth Day Fair Planning Committee listens. We are a volunteer committee dedicated to organizing an Educational Earth Day celebration for our community. We’ve been asked through the years to provide a place for vendors. In an effort to keep the primary focus of Leavenworth Earth Day Fair about EDUCATION and accommodate the profit element of sustainable practices, we developed a Pilot Program called the EDF Sustainable Business Market (SBM).
During this trial period, in an effort to keep the focus of the Fair on EDUCATION, the Planning Committee will welcome a limited number of vendors to the SBM.
To apply for a spot in this limited SBM, a vendor will agree to the following • items for sale must be "sustainable" in that they do not harm the environment, human or animal life, and there is an aspect of giving back to a good cause • items for sale must include information that educates consumers about the sustainable aspects of the items • 10% of gross sales will be donated at the close of the EDF to the silent auction (cash or check made out to "Leavenworth Earth Day Fair") to be donated to designated community programs • Booths selling items (except for Farmer's Market and food vendors) will be located in a designated "Sustainable Business Marketplace" location which will be less centralized than the educational booths • items for sale must be approved by the planning committee
No other items for sale will be allowed outside of the SBM, without agreement with the Planning Committee, in order to retain the community education commitment of the spirit of the Earth Day Fair. Questions, contact us at 509-548-6881.
The Triple Bottom Line: It consists of three Ps: profit, people and planet
From The Economist, Nov 17th 2009 | Online extra
The phrase “the triple bottom line” was first coined in 1994 by John Elkington, the founder of a British consultancy called SustainAbility. His argument was that companies should be preparing three different (and quite separate) bottom lines. One is the traditional measure of corporate profit—the “bottom line” of the profit and loss account. The second is the bottom line of a company's “people account”—a measure in some shape or form of how socially responsible an organisation has been throughout its operations. The third is the bottom line of the company's “planet” account—a measure of how environmentally responsible it has been. The triple bottom line (TBL) thus consists of three Ps: profit, people and planet. It aims to measure the financial, social and environmental performance of the corporation over a period of time. Only a company that produces a TBL is taking account of the full cost involved in doing business. READ MORE >>