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I will be at the Baby the Planet Expo, part of Columbus Parents Expo, this Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM.  I am working in the Sprout Soup booth to help with sales of our water bottles and yoga mat bags.

The Expo is held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  You can get admission tickets to the zoo and expo for $3 (save 75%) by ordering online in advance at ColumbusParent.com/EXPO with coupon code CPME2009.

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On Saturday May 9, we will be part of the Orvis Days celebration at the Dayton Orvis Store. We will be speaking about water sourcing and purifying education in a 20 minute seminar and also staffing a booth about our eco-friendly products from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Other activities include Canine Good Citizen testing, conservation group booths, and a kids casting pond.

We hope to see you there!

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Every year thousands of Columbus folk gather in a huge outdoor festival called ComFest.  It’s a freeloving, happy event with live music on five stages and an eclectic street fair.

This year, we at Baying Hound hopes to be part of the street fair.

It’s not easy to get in, though.  Last year 500 businesses applied for 200 spots.  ComFest organizers have created a jury system to choose who will be allowed to display.

We would love your input about how to showcase our business on the application.  Our draft application is below.  If you have a few minutes, please be our test jury and comment with your suggestions.

Many thanks!

Please list all items you plan to sell or distribute:

We sell items that empower people to live earth friendly lives. We will offer BPA free water bottles, reusable bags, and eco-accessories.  All items are sustainably made, have a long life, and are all natural.

BPA free stainless steel bottles by Klean Kanteen,

klean kanteen array

klean kanteen array

Nathan Sports,

Nathan Designs Stainless Steel Straw Bottles

Nathan Designs Stainless Steel Straw Bottles

Guyot Designs,

Guyot Designs Stainless Bottles

Guyot Designs Stainless Bottles

and EarthLust.

Earth Lust stainless steel bottles

*Reusable bags and holders made from reclaimed yoga mat bags, billboards, and inner tubes manufactured sustainably by OLovesM and

OLovesM reclaimed yoga mat bags

OLovesM reclaimed yoga mat bags

Green Guru Gear.

green guru reclaimed billboard bags

green guru reclaimed billboard bags

*Eco-accessories: Nylon utensils and silicone bowls from Guyot Designs and all natural lip balms and lotions by Jess’ Bee Natural, and dyed Bamboo socks.

Microbites BPA free utensils

Microbites BPA free utensils

Squishy Bowls

Squishy Bowls

Jess Natural Balms

Jess' Natural Balms

Please provide a description of your booth.

Our booth will be covered by a fire resistant 10×10 tent. Items will be creatively displayed in reclaimed and recycled containers atop two tables and along display walls.

We have a large vinyl sign announcing the Baying Hound name and logo. Printed signage (on recycled or recycled content paper) will include payment and sales tax instructions.

We will have literature about our 1% for Good program whereby we donate 1% of all sales to charitable organizations.  Last year our sales benefited the Capital Area Humane Society, UNICEF Children’s Fund, Nature Conservancy, 4 Paws 4 Amelia, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and the School for Young Children scholarship fund.  We will also have flyers available with earth friendly education tips.

In the evening, we will light the booth with rechargable enclosed LED lanterns.  We do not require electricity.

In every way possible, our booth design will reflect the Baying Hound mission to provide the green products customers need to enjoy an earth friendly lifestyle.

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I am about to move our blogger blog over here.  Just testing some links first with this post.

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We attended a Green Living Project lecture at Outdoor Retailer last summer. It was a truly fascinating and beautiful look at sustainable projects around the world. The lecture gave us hope that people are doing interesting good work.

We are happy to share their latest news with you, including the 2009 lecture series. If you can, get to one of these lectures and enjoy learning about sustainable living projects around the world beautifully documented.


Read on for their full press release:

Green Living Project Announces 2009 Tour Schedule & Partners

New expanded schedule features new & existing event partnerships (Green Festival, Adventures in Travel Expo, Go Green Expo, REI); Over 40 events across North America
Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2009) – Green Living Project™, the leading media production and marketing company focused on global sustainability initiatives, has announced their 2009 lecture tour schedule for North America. Following a successful 2008 tour schedule which featured over 30 events in North and South America, Green Living Project™ has established new strategic event partnerships to educate and inspire attendees, while increasing the promotion and distribution of the company’s multi-media production work on unique and successful sustainability projects from around the globe.

The “Green Living Project™ Lecture Series” offers free multi-media events that are open to the public, attracting a wide audience from high school students to working professionals to retired baby boomers. Events showcase projects from around the globe focused on relevant and important sustainability topics such as responsible tourism, renewable energy, wildlife conservation, community development, waste management, and organic farming. Attendees learn about the geographic regions covered, local communities, examples of sustainability, and responsible tourism. Each event also shows how people can get directly involved with each project and organization by volunteering, visiting, donating, or purchasing items.

In 2009, over 40 different multi-media events will be held across North America in partnership with new and existing festival, trade show, and retail event partners, including:
* Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE Travel Show): www.adventureexpo.com
* Green Festival: www.greenfestivals.org
* Go Green Expo: www.gogreenexpo.com
* Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI): www.rei.com
* L.L.Bean: www.llbean.com

The current lecture tour schedule is available at: www.greenlivingproject.com/lecture

“Green Festivals seek to showcase the best of what works for our communities, at home and abroad, and we’re proud to host Green Living Project”, says Alix Davidson, Washington D.C. regional director of Green Festival. “For example, their [GLP] focus on success stories from Africa highlights the Green Festivals’ vision for the future, one that combines social justice with ecological balance and a sustainable economy.”

“Green Living Project’s tour creates a space for communities to experience work focused on creating solutions to the challenges we face”, says Sally Johnson, retail events coordinator of REI. “This amazing work is taking place all over the world! And Green Living Project is an excellent channel for people to connect to this work and see the possibilities for change. It is very exciting for REI to promote and be involved with their unique work.”

“The most rewarding aspect of these events has been the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees and event partners,“ said Rob Holmes, founder and president of Green Living Project™. “Attendees are engaged, inspired, and have the unique opportunity to get directly involved with interesting projects from around the globe. They also learn about the world, sustainable living, responsible tourism, and how each of us can make a positive impact. Our professional content and unique storytelling about positive success stories really resonates with people since it celebrates and instigates activism to make a difference locally and globally. These educational components will be expanded when we launch our new Education Program this spring. This exciting new program will further develop our educational objectives, and will expand the lecture tour to elementary, undergraduate, and graduate schools nationwide.”

About Green Living Project
Green Living Project™ is the leading multi-media production, marketing and entertainment company showcasing sustainable initiatives from around the globe. Through various production and distribution techniques, Green Living Project™ aims to educate, inspire and entertain while encouraging individuals and communities to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. The company markets its exclusive content online and offline, including an international lecture tour. Key partners include National Geographic Adventure, REI, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE), African Wildlife Foundation, Earthwatch Institute, Timberland, Gregory, and Keen Footwear. Green Living Project™ is a privately held company located in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.greenlivingproject.com or contact Rob Holmes at (818) 988-2234 or rob@greenlivingproject.com

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We are accepting nominations for charities to benefit from our annual donation program. All you have to do is Email Rachel or leave a comment below for nominations with your suggestion by November 21!

Because this year we will be using eBay Giving Works, your nomination must be on this list of MissionFish eligible nonprofits. If your favorite charity isn’t listed, ask them to register.

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We are excited to announce a collaboration with Sprout Soup, a local Columbus Ohio natural family living store. Sprout Soup is carrying our Klean Kanteen and OLovesM bags! If you are local to Columbus and want to shop Baying Hound in person, head on over to 4310 N High Street Columbus OH 43214.

Be sure to put this Thursday, October 23, on your calendar. It’s the Grand Opening Celebration from 4 – 7 PM. More details including regular store hours are on their Location page.

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On Monday November 3, 2008 we will join local Columbus Ohio vendors at the Holistic Mom’s Network Holiday Extravaganza. Join us for Green Shopping and door prizes from 7 – 10 PM at Hayden’s Crossing North Clubhouse in Dublin!

Please download and share this flyer about the event.

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but we are still here!

Busy stocking, taking photos, working with new computer, planning events, and placing orders with new companies. Not to mention waiting for preschool to start so I will have even more time to work. 😉

Blog posts coming soon –

the phones we’re dreaming of
what’s the big deal about reclaimed
why we aren’t in business for the profit

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Last week we took a few trips around the state for mini vacations, all the while communicating with customers and stopping home to package orders.

This week it’s back to work. So far, we:

*accounted for new Klean Kanteens in stock, including the 40 ounce bottles and stainless steel tops.
*changed statutory agent address with the secretary of state
*filed sales tax (and changed address there too)
*edited website to take out more SIGG items as they’ve sold out
*placed an order with Jess at BeeNatural Lip Balms. More details coming soon!

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