Greenstar welcomes
Redberry Pelican Foundation members!

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The Redberry Pelican (Canada) Foundation becomes a Greenstar Premium Partner

Finding great new products --
and supporting worthwhile work around the world.

The Redberry Pelican Foundation has been recognized by Greenstar for its contribution to conservation through research, education, and the development of sustainable tourism. Pelican Foundation 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 The Redberry Pelican (Canada) Foundation.

Everybody wins. You get some extraordinary, unusual and thoughtful gifts to use as gifts for any special occasion, for your home or office. Pelican 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

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.

The Director of Pelican Foundation, Peter Kingsmill in Saskatchewan, introduces his organization as follows:

The Redberry Pelican Project is a non-profit society formed initially with the goal of promoting environmentally sound ecotourism development at Redberry Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada where a federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary is the home of a colony of American White Pelicans.

The organization was formed in 1989, and has since undertaken the construction of a year-around research, education and interpretation center, and the nomination of the site as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The society's founder received the Governor General of Canada's Conservation Award for establishing this project, and the society has been twice awarded a Tourism for Tomorrow Award by British Airways (London, England.)

The society now has ongoing projects across Canada and into India. We value initiatives such as Greenstar that can help to develop communities towards sustainable lifestyles through increased economic stability based on community values and aspirations.

A page on Pelican's website lets you look, in real-time through the Web, at a number of video cameras located throughout Canada. If the time of day, the season, and fortune are right, you just might see a real live pelican. See "Nature's Webcams" -- which also has a link to several African webcams.

How does this program benefit The Pelican Foundation?

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:
into the Comments box on the order form.

That's all. Greenstar automatically pays 8% of your total purchase, including shipping, to The Redberry Pelican Foundation, which uses the funds to support its important work.

Thank you from Greenstar and The Pelican Foundation.

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

Before you click..remember your Pelican Foundation Premium Partner code
when you make a purchase; simply enter
"Pelican" 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."