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

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

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 at the State Capitol Building
Texas Congressman Elliott Naishtat welcomed the Texas Green Network to the State Capitol Building for our open mike, green-scene networking and a panel discussion on the “Fair Trade-Green Business Connection” featuring:

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.
Jennifer Lucas: Jennifer is founder of fair trade organization
Ethical City and represents Theo Chocolate, the only Organic, Fair Trade, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Factory in the United States.
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.If you would like to be a sponsor of this event and have a table, contact Reed Sternberg @ reed<at>

Bob Cash: is the Liaison for the Texas Fair Trade Campaign, an affiliate of the Citizens Trade Campaign (