Rustic Crust Thrives

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Brad Sterl, owner and CEO of Rustic Crust, is a man of his word.  Directly following the fire that destroyed his factory on March 6, 2014, Brad promised his entire staff, both perms and temps, that they would remain on the payroll while he rebuilt.  And rebuild he did – this weekend Brad celebrates by hosting an open house at his brand new, bigger and better manufacturing facility.

Brad says, “I’ve never seen my glass as half empty.”

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/15851251-95/rustic-crust-to-celebrate-opening-of-new-facility-in-pittsfield-with-open-house

https://www.facebook.com/RusticCrust

Go New Hampshire!

People Using Business As A Force For Good

On January 2, 2015, New Hampshire joined 25 other states and the District of Columbia in passing Benefit Corporation Legislation, a legal corporate status for businesses that meet higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability and transparency. This allows businesses to write their greater purpose into the DNA of the company, and requires the business to publish an annual report assessing their overall social and environmental performance.

This bill was sponsored by Senator Molly Kelly and others.

Today is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

Food Revolution Day on May 17, 2013 is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.

http://edibleschoolyard.org/resource/food-revolution-day-2013

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Junk Plastic = Junk Profit (inspired by a dive in the Azores)

Boyan Slat, an Aerospace Engineering student at the Delft University of Technology, proposes a brilliant solution to remove 99.98% of the 7.25 million tons of junk plastic floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five years … at a profit.  He says, “Please, don’t tell me we can’t clean this up.”

http://www.boyanslat.com/bio/index.html

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Photo courtesy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROW9F-c0kIQ