We have a new Community Outreach Team Leader and we’re thrilled to tell you about her. What makes this announcement so exciting is that Sabra Rebo is a Registered Dietitian (RD). This is the first time in our 39-year history that we count an RD among our ranks.
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Down to Earth had a booth at the World Peace Festival, which took place last Saturday, October 2nd, on Moku Ola on the Big Island. Moku Ola, which means “Island of Life,” is better known as Coconut Island. However, Desiree Cruz, cousin of presenter Ernie Cruz Sr. and the MC of the event, noted that people were making an effort to refer to it by it’s traditional name, which keeps alive the knowledge that the island is a place of refuge and of healing.
Team members from Down to Earth celebrated this Fourth of July Holiday with a float in the annual Kailua Parade on the island of Oahu, which was held today, on Monday the 5th.
Down to Earth will introduce a new weekly flyer offering great savings on fruits and veggies from our Produce Department beginning on July 1st. The new flyer titled, "This Week's Produce Specials," will be distributed in the stores and feature organic and local produce as much as possible.
Take advantage of these great sales and get your five fruits and veggies a day!
Honolulu Advertiser today (January 11, 2010) had a story about some moon rocks that turned up during an inventory of the governor's office collection of gifts. What is interesting is that the rocks were called "priceless", and valued at around $10 million. They have a picture of one, it looks like a piece of lava from the Big Island, and is encased in resin.
Yesterday, December 31, 2009, our community outreach team tried to deliver a deluxe collection of fruits, vegetables, and other vegetarian foods to Rush Limbaugh, the leading conservative radio commentator, who had been hospitalized at Queens Medical Center in Hawaii with chest pain. The fruit basket was ordered by Dr. Neal D. Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRN).
Today Down to Earth participated in the Kailua 4th of July parade. This year, along with our cow, we had a great banner with a cow asking "You eat what?" This was a big hit and we will have this new design on t-shirts soon. Our "30% Off Guiltless Grilling Sale" was also a big hit with lots of customers stocking up on meatless sausages for their July 4 BBQs.
Thanks for shopping at Down to Earth.
The following is our press release about Thursday's 30% Off Guiltless Grilling Sale - hope to see you there: Down to Earth July 2nd 30% Off Guiltless Grilling Sale Love Life! Save Money! Honolulu (June 29, 2009) – Down to Earth will hold a “Guiltless Grilling Sale” this Thursday July 2nd in which customers will get at least 30% off of more than 100 items for a vegetarian picnic. The sale has been timed to make it easier for vegetarians, friends of vegetarians, and those interested in a vegetarian lifestyle to be able to celebrate Independence Day with a vegetarian cookout.
Last Saturday's nutrition class held at out King Street store was a huge success with 30 customers signing up in advance and attending the program. Attendees learned:
The physical, ethical and envioronmental reasons to go Veggie
How to easily balance meals to ensure proper nutrition
Why getting enough protein without eating meat is simple
The real truth behind behind common nutrition myths and misconceptions
How to prepare a delicious vegetarian meal
Check out our latest e-newletter that has several great stories and news about upcoming events. Visit www.downtoearth.org to read it.
The e-newsletter tells of our July 2nd "30% Off Guiltless Grilling Sale – Love Life, Save Money", with 30% off on more than 100 items that you can use for your Independence Day celebration. The e-newsletter also includes the following great quote:
"We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?'"
(Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter)