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March 2010: (San Antonio) “Fair Trade-Green Business Connection”

San Antonio — Texas Green Network March Meeting
“Fair Trade and the Green Business Connection”

Thursday, March 25th 5:00pm-8:00pm
C4 Workspace
After a nice first introduction to the San Antonio green business community, TGN was back with our second installment, featuring our Open Mike for guest introductions, green networking and a panel discussion on the Fair Trade-Green Business Connection.

Our March Fair Trade Panel featured:
René Geneva: René is founder and design entrepreneur of René Geneva Design. The company offers eco-chic, ready-to-wear apparel. From certified organic fabrics to fair trade labor, every aspect of the business is eco (and human) friendly. It is important to René to promote sustainability at every touch point beginning with the earth, throughout production, and delivery to the consumer.
Bob Cash: is the Liaison for the Texas Fair Trade Campaign, an affiliate of the Citizens Trade Campaign (

Aswini Sivaswamy: Aswini is founder of SESA Teas, which supports a better living condition for workers on tea estates in India.  Programs such as free housing and healthcare improve the livelihood and support the wellbeing of people who help produce SESA products.

Sesa Teas was also a generous sponsor of this event.