Greenstar welcomes
visitors from Global Marketplace!

Click here to start shopping at the Greenstar Solar-Powered Ecommerce website.

Before you click..remember your Global Marketplace Premium Partner code when you make a purchase; simply enter
"GlobalMarket" into the "Comments" box on the order form.


Global Marketplace
becomes a Greenstar Premium Partner

A creative way to do your
shopping online!

Global Marketplace, grassroots community development organization, sponsors a fine website concerned with poverty issues in developing nations. They offer free help to small business and nonprofit organzations that are helping to reduce poverty, and offer crafts for sale from groups in poor nations. Global Marketplace shares significant goals in common with Greenstar.

Therefore, Global is now a Greenstar Premium Partner. This means that, when you visit the Greenstar website as you're doing now, and make a purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be paid to Global Marketplace.

Everybody wins. You get some extraordinary, unusual and thoughtful gifts to use for the holidays or any occasion. Global gains support for its important projects and Greenstar 's international projects, based in developing countries, also benefit.

So, who is Greenstar?

Greenstar is founded on a simple idea: that people, no matter where they live, have the same basic needs: for food, shelter, caring for their children and families, building their future, leading a life of learning, creativity and dignity. Where people in emerging nations don't enjoy the social and economic conditions to support these basic needs, all they need is the tools to grow by themselves, some assistance and startup resources.

And then they need everyone else to get out of the way.

Greenstar's concrete approach to delivering on this promise is also very simple: a self-contained, solar-powered, Web-connected community center. Including a medical clinic and telemedicine connections, a classroom, a commercial-grade photovoltaic solar power array, and a satellite dish for telecommunications.

Then, make it self-financing through ecommerce on the Internet.

We create a commercial website to market products from the village worldwide, and promote the site to nearly 200 million people who work, shop and learn on the Web every day. Allow them to connect with the people in the villages by email. The people in the village will decide for themselves how to use the income to improve their lives.

In a few months, a village can advance 1000 years, from a position where there is no electricity, no telephone or computer, no clean water, little medical or educational support, and little income, to a position where they are independent, growing, and connected to the world community.

A trial installation is underway on the West Bank, in a remote Palestinian village, with great success. To learn more, see http://www.greenstar.org/newsletter.htm

What do these people have to offer that you would be interested in -- for holiday gifts, for your home or office?

A surprising variety of beautiful and unique items -- from the historic Hebron area, which figures strongly in the scriptural events of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Gorgeous brassware; subtle glassware and ceramics; finely-formed pottery.

And their culture -- live music recorded recently in the village, with extraordinary Bedouin sounds from a tradition more than 5000 years old. You can get a free sample of this amazing music by clicking here.

We also developed a gallery of artwork produced by the children and adults of the community, which shows a startling clarity of vision, and fine artistic balance. These digital products can be downloaded direct to your computer, where within minutes you'll hear amazing music and see stunning artwork. Find out more by clicking here.


 


Global Marketplace

From the Global Marketplace website: "We are a nonprofit grassroots community development organization using the internet to help people in the developing world market their crafts. We have just started working directly with the Artisans Campesinas Co-op near Tecalpulco, Mexico. Two of their expert artists are pictured here:

Our mission is to reduce povery in the world. The Opportunity Agenda is our plan that, if made a reality by business governments, and consumers around the world would greatly reduce poverty everywhere."

Connect to Global Market's online store here:

Global Market's principles are simple. Every person is entitled to:

1. Employment
2. Housing
3. Health Care
4. Education
5. Transportation
6. Clean Environment
7. Stable Government
8. Freedom from War
9. Equal Rights
10. Information

Connect to Global Market's main website at http://www.globalmarketplace.org


How does this program benefit Global Marketplace?

Make a purchase here on the Greenstar website. Or call, toll-free to 877-282-9900 to quickly receive a printed catalog by overnight mail (323-422-9602 outside the U.S. and Canada).

When you shop, enter this order code:
GlobalMarket
into the Comments box on the order form.

That's all. Greenstar automatically pays 8% of your total purchase, including shipping, to [shortname], which uses the funds to support its important work.

Thank you from Greenstar and Global Marketplace.


Click here to start shopping at the
Greenstar Solar-Powered Ecommerce website.

Before you click..remember your Global Marketplace Premium Partner code
when you make a purchase; simply enter
"GlobalMarket" into the "Comments" box
on the order form.

 


To paraphrase an old proverb:

"Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day;
give him a fishing pole and he'll feed his whole family for a lifetime."