It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN situation

Bring in proof of a $50+ donation to a non-profit and receive up to 15% off a mattress

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2010 – It seems that everyone is hurting right now and none more than non-profits and small businesses. But one can’t put off buying everything, and when you need a new bed…well, you need a new bed. In the hopes of creating a WIN-WIN-WIN situation, Green and Greener (G&G) is offering a special “Do Well by Doing Good” discount on their wonderful eco-friendly mattresses which last longer than traditional mattresses and cost as little as $0.43*[1] a night to sleep on! Not only are the latex/Organic cotton/Pure Grow wool mattresses economical, they are also anti-allergen, anti-dust mite and are flame retardant without the use of added chemicals unlike traditional mattresses. G&G also has mattresses available that are made without wool or with inner springs (instead of latex) for customers who prefer those options.

To take advantage of this offer, customers are asked to bring in proof of a $50+ donation to a non-profit that benefits the environment, children or animals and G&G will give them 10% off their mattress; if customers refer a friend who purchases a mattress with the non-profit donation special then G&G will give them an extra 5% back (that’s a savings of up to $420!) Donation must be to a registered 501(c)(3) and a copy of the donation receipt on organization’s letterhead must be dated on or after January 1, 2010 and be shown to a G&G employee at the time of purchase. Each $50+ donation is good towards the purchase of one mattress. This offer is good through December 31, 2010.

Green and Greener is located at 4838 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The 1300 sq ft store is an eco-living store carrying “a little bit of everything, but all green” and specializing in hard to find and locally-made products. More information can be found online at or by calling 818.358.4313.

[1] $0.43 cost based on purchase of a King-size latex/organic cotton/wool mattress and use for 15-years. Latex mattresses may be comfortable for as long as 30-years.

A new CSA is available in the Tarzana/Woodland Hills area.  Info below:



In an effort to continue our venture in community building we are considering offering Calvert as a pick-up location for a CSA.  After shopping around, "Join the Farm!", a five acre organicfarm located south of Oxnard seems to be a best option.  "Join the Farm"has added Calvert as their Woodland Hills drop-off location.  "Join the Farm" encourages subscribers to come visit for a hands on look at where your food comes from!  You can read more about them on their website


What is a CSA?  Community Supported Agriculture is an arrangement in which subscribers buy a portion of a farmer’s crop at the beginning of the season and receive weekly boxes of whatever is being harvested fresh form the field.  Your box would be delivered to Calvert for convenient pick-up.


What is a CSA box like?  Weekly shares of fresh organic produce are enough to feed a family of four.  (A half-share — delivery every other week — is also available if the full-share seems like too much.)  In fall season (October – December) you can expect lettuces, greens, cucumbers, summer and winter squashes, onions, beans and more.  Maybe even some tomatoes, corn and melons lingering from summer season.  Each week members receive a newsletter with updates from the farm and a guide to what’s in your box.


What if I don’t eat that much produce?  If you can’t handle a full share, consider splitting one with a friend, neighbor, or teacher!  or purchase a half share (receiving a box twice a month instead of each week).


How much does it cost?  A "Fall Season Subscription" (11 weeks) costs $400 – $350 if you sign up by September 30! That’s about $32/week.  A half-share is $225 for the season.  If the full cost of a box prohibits you from participating in the CSA, Join the Farm will do their best to help you find a solution.  (Families who are interested in the half-share may want to consider teaming up on a full-share with another family to cut costs.)


Not only is a CSA share a good way to keep your family healthy – it is good for our local economy – and good for the earth!  An all around good thing!  And a portion comes back to Calvert.  Good for everyone!


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