Archive for September, 2014

Ditch Disposable

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CamelBak is sponsoring the “Ditch the Disposable” initiative to promote sustainability and sensitivity to the environmental impact of non-reusable bottles. By using a refillable bottle, you could keep approximately 18 bottles out of the landfill in just 30 days (not to mention the added savings in your pocket.) We hope you’ll take the time to watch this video The Story of Bottled Water. It was released on World Water Day in 2010 and addresses some very important issues surrounding bottled water. We hope you’ll choose to refill!

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Teva comes to ACL with a Ticket Giveaway and Block Party

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Teva, maker of the original sport sandal, is coming to town for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. They’re partnering with Whole Earth Provision Co. in a drawing for ACL tickets and a first ACL weekend Block Party!

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Did you miss out on ACL tickets this year? Teva and Whole Earth are here to help with an ACL ticket giveaway drawing: when you try on a pair of Tevas in any AUSTIN Whole Earth store from Friday, September 26th through Wednesday, October 1st, you’ll receive an entry form for the ACL ticket giveaway. Entries are limited to one entry, per store, per day. Teva is providing FIVE pairs of tickets for the first weekend of the festival. Winners will be notified on Thursday October 2nd, just in time for the start of ACL on Friday. So come on in and try on a pair of Tevas. You might win!

Teva’s ACL Block Party at our North Lamar store begins on Friday, October 3rd and runs through Sunday, October 5th. On all three days you can DIY your new Tevas! We’ll have a limited number of specially priced Tevas, perfect for personalizing, with the proceeds from the sale going to HAAM – the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, as well as our regular stock of Tevas to choose from. You can bejewel, stitch, draw or otherwise give free reign to your inner craftsperson. The tables and materials will be set up on Friday Noon to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

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On Saturday, starting at 11:30 am, Teva will be serving up a barbeque lunch for two hundred prepared by House Park Bar-B-Que. First come, first served! And, of course, there’ll be live music. Wild Child and The Wind + The Wave will be performing thirty minute sets sometime between 11:30 am and 2 pm.

So stop by your favorite Austin Whole Earth store and try on a pair of Tevas for your chance to win ACL tickets, and then join us during the first ACL Weekend for the Teva Block Party. See you there!

Women Traveling Solo – Austin – N. Lamar

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Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm – N. Lamar store

No travel partner? Don’t let that hold you back! Traveling alone as a woman can be a powerful, emboldening experience. However, safety is a consideration and Willa Rosen of Hostelling International USA will address this and other issues in Women Traveling Solo on Thursday evening, October 2nd, at 7 pm at our Austin North Lamar store.

You want your trip to be memorable for all the right reasons. That takes some pre-trip planning, preparation and luck. And luck, as they say, favors the prepared. Willa will help you learn how to plan, prepare, pack and travel smart. Please bring your questions about travel, foreign and domestic for our speaker. We’ll have sample lists of what to bring on your trip and how to pack it.

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Willa Rosen loves to travel. She’s visited over 70 countries on six continents and she’s been an avid backpacker for over 30 years. She’s always excited to share ways to have amazing travel experiences on a budget and to find hidden gems off the beaten track. Please join us, and take the first step toward a journey of a lifetime.

HAAM Benefit Day 2014 – Austin

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Tuesday, September 23rd is the 9th Annual HAAM Benefit Day. HAAM is short for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The Austin music scene enriches our everyday life here in the city and is a major contributor to our popularity with visitors from around the world. However, as much as we love our music, it doesn’t always add up to a big payday for our musicians. Many of them need help making ends meet, especially when it comes to health care expenses. HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians. Many are self-employed and cannot afford health insurance or basic health care. Many work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter. HAAM sees to it that qualifying Austin musicians find the help they need whether it be medical, dental or psychological care.

On HAAM Benefit Day, Whole Earth Provision Co. will host bands at all three of our Austin stores. Here’s the schedule:

North Lamar at 1 pm: Vallejo will get you moving with their melting pot of rock, funky rhythms and Latin percussion.

Westgate at 1 pm: Bonnie Whitmore is an Americana singer-songwriter with a big voice and songs that will tug at your heart.

Campus at 2 pm: The South Austin Moonlighters are a versatile all-star band who can knock your socks off a hundred different ways.

Whole Earth will also be donating a percentage of the day’s sales at our Austin stores to support HAAM. We hope you’ll come out to hear these great Austin musicians and support HAAM with your purchases.

Chaco Gives Back to the Friends of Enchanted Rock

Chaco Gives Back to the Friends of Enchanted Rock

On Thursday, August 28th, Chaco presented the Friends of Enchanted Rock with a check for $6100, the amount raised at Whole Earth Provision Co. during Chaco Gives Back earlier in the summer. The Friends will be using the funds to purchase three recycling receptacles for the Park. From left to right Jack Jones for Whole Earth, Mike Sullivan for Chaco, and four members of the Friends of Enchanted Rock: Beth Knells, Robert Demming, Rick Watson and Barry Wilson. Thanks to our Whole Earth customers who made this generous gift possible!