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Greenstar welcomes
visitors from The Sierra Club of British Columbia!

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

Before you click..remember your Sierra Club BC Premium Partner code when you make a purchase; simply enter
"SierraBC" into the "Comments" box on the order form.

Sierra Club of
British Columbia
becomes a Greenstar Premium Partner

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

The Sierra Club is known and respected worldwide for its long-standing, broad-based support of environmental causes. The purpose of the Sierra Club is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

We recognize that this charter is consonant with that of Greenstar; so the British Columbia, Canada chapter of the Sierra Club 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 Sierra Club, BC.

Everybody wins. You get some extraordinary, unusual and thoughtful gifts to useas gifts for any special occasion, for your home or office. Sierra 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 Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by the legendary naturalist and writer, John Muir. Muir sparked the public interest in conservation through outings into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He believed that interaction with the natural landscape inspires environmental stewardship, and that approach still fuels the Sierra Club today, now an international grassroots organization over 500,000 members strong.

The Sierra Club of British Columbia (SCBC) began its work in 1969 in support of efforts to protect the famous West Coast Trail. SCBC's current campaigns are aimed at protecting critical wildlife habitat, protecting wild salmon and other marine resources, stopping clearcut logging, and saving remaining ancient temperate forests and other threatened ecosystems throughout British Columbia.

Sierra Club of British Columbia has a track record built on credibility and balance. Its accomplishments include, among many others:

  • Protecting the NitNat Triangle on Vancouver Island.
  • Bringing international focus to Clayoquot Sound, now a model for change in
    community and First Nations management of our forests.
  • Leading the way for protection of over 70,000ha. of ancient forests on
    Vancouver Island including; Carmanah, Tahsish, Tsitika/Robson Bight.
  • Encouraging the creation of 156 new parks in B.C.
    including the Stein Valley, the Northern Rockies and Tatshenshini.
  • Using GIS mapping and satellite imagery to identify and help protect B.C.'s
    ancient coastal rainforest.
  • Preventing destructive mining practices in Northern B.C.

To contact the Sierra Club BC, send email to
or visit the organization's website at

How does this benefit the Sierra Club of British Columbia?

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 Sierra, which uses the funds to support its important work.

Thank you from Greenstar and the Sierra Club of British Columbia.

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

Before you click..remember your Sierra Club BC Premium Partner code
when you make a purchase; simply enter
"SierraBC" 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."