Greenstar welcomes
visitors from Interconnection!

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the Greenstar Solar-Powered Ecommerce website.

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

becomes a Greenstar Premium Partner

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


InterConnection donates fully-designed and operational original websites to selected community projects and non-profit/non-governmental organizations that are currently unable to obtain this service for themselves. They use volunteers to perform the design work.

InterConnection also teaches communities to use computer equipment, access the internet and help promote their products and services online. And the organization provides new and refurbished computers and internet software to select community-based organizations that benefit underdeveloped communities and direct resources back into the community.

Clearly, these goals are in harmony with those of Greenstar. Therefore, InterConnection 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 this fine organization.

Everybody wins. You get some extraordinary, unusual and thoughtful gifts to use for holidays, birthdays, for your home, or to mark any special occasion. InterConnection 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.

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We donate volunteer-created websites and internet hosting to organizations dedicated to benefiting the local community or environment. InterConnection provides this service to organizational groups we believe receive the most tangible benefits from internet training and technology. These groups include community based tourism operators, artisans (primarily women and indigenous peoples), community activists, and non-profit organizations or non-governmental organizations. Interconnection "Virtual Volunteers" work and communicate directly with these groups to create their websites.

We provide internet tools, including computers, modems and software to select organizations. New or refurbished computer equipment has either been donated to or purchased by InterConnection. Appropriate software for the selected organizations' needs, language, etc. is licensed and installed. The computers must be set up at telecenters or similar sites where the entire community has access and can be engaged in training.

We teach communities to use computer equipment, access the internet, website development and help promote their products and services online. Organizations designated to receive computers are provided training by an on-site volunteer, either working for or in conjunction with InterConnection. On-site volunteers are also charged with assisting community members in developing a website that promotes a local good or service. These websites are hosted on the InterConnection website without cost to the organization.

Here's how to find out if you may qualify to receive services:


Contact InterConnection through:

Charles Brennick, Chairman

PO Box 3496
Eugene OR 97401, USA
425 280 4577


How does the Premium Partner Program
benefit InterConnection?

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

Thank you from Greenstar and InterConnection.


Click here to explore special offers at
the Greenstar Solar-Powered Ecommerce website.

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