Greenstar welcomes
Homeplanet Alliance members
and members of the International Association of Educators for World Peace:
"the 1% Solution"

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The Homeplanet Alliance becomes a Greenstar Premium Partner

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

The Homeplanet Alliance and its 1% Solution have been recognized by Greenstar for their contribution to education and the development of educational materials that promote common core curriculum, ecological integrity, and world citizenship in order to achieve a culture of peace and non-violence. The Homeplanet Alliance 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 Homeplanet Alliance.

Everybody wins. You get some extraordinary, unusual and thoughtful gifts to use for any occasion. Homeplanet 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 the Homeplanet Alliance, Mitchell Gold, introduces the Homeplanet Alliance and its 1% Solution as a subsidiary organization of the International Association of Educators for World Peace as follows:

The IAEWP was founded in 1969 by Maltese Philosopher Charles Mercieca and has consultative status at most of the UN agencies including UNICEF, UNDPI, UNESCO, ECOSOC and UNCED.

Through our many associates around the world in over 100 countries we promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Peace Education in order to achieve a Culture of peace and non-violence.

Recognizing that civil society requires a funding base outside of the Nation State systems we are developing a funding base, and a concept of "branding" that will facilitate the delivery of this unique funding mechanism.

The 1% Solution is a global funding strategy to assist in funding initiatives like the Greenstar Program worldwide. The 1% Solution is in its development phase and its Board of Advisors is helping to develop the infrastructure for this large endeavour.

  • Hazel Henderson - Futurist, author; co-authored Report to the Commission to Refinance the United Nations
  • Jonathan Granoff - Lawyer, Salt II Agreements / Sufi Master
  • Dr. Charles Mercieca - Founder International Association of Educators for World Peace
  • Dr. Young Seek Choue - Founder International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) /
  • Dr. Rodrigo Carazo O. - Friends of the University for Peace Foundation (former President, Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Nina Lynn Meyerhoff - Founder Children for the Earth
  • Lama Gangchen - Founder Lama Gangchen Foundation /Tibetan Lama
  • Luciano Meira - US representative Legion of Goodwill

The 1% Solution will be launched in Greenwich England in July of 2000 at the 10th World Congress of the IAEWP. We value and intend to support initiatives such as Greenstar that can help to develop communities towards sustainable lifestyles through increased economic stability based on community values and aspirations.

Proclamation 2000
Mitchell Gold:
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How does this program benefit Homeplanet?

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 Heomplanet Alliance, which uses the funds to support its important work.

Thank you from Greenstar and The Homeplanet Alliance.

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

Before you click..remember your Homeplanet Alliance Premium Partner code
when you make a purchase; simply enter
"homeplanet" 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."