EcoJoia Fund Donation made to American Red Cross
It’s that time again! We just donated our EcoJoia Fund to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy disaster aide (this was a no-brainer).
20% of the sell price EcoJoia Fund items purchased goes into the EcoJoia Fund, which is donated quarterly to an organization of our choice.
November 1, 2012
Kiva Loans Redistributed
We are proud to re-lend our EcoJoia Kiva credit of $181 in repaid micro-loans to the Niagneguenton 4 Group in Mali. The money will help this group of women buy seeds, farming equipment, and pay for labor for their small agriculture venture. The success of their business ensures food supply in the rainy season and brings money in to their families.
August 1, 2012
Visit our shark-saving partner PangeaSeed on their Great West Coast Migration Art Tour this summer!
July 16, 2012
EcoJoia is officially 3-years-old and we’ve raised over $230,000 for our amazing non-profit partners! What a wild ride its been :)
July 2, 2012
Kiva Loan Given to Food Selling Group in Congo
We just redistributed our paid back Kiva loans of $225.00 to Dieu Vivant Plus Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist them in their food purchases for selling at local markets.
Congo is home to the most deadly war in the world currently. EcoJoia is thrilled to be able to fund this group of people’s food selling business in Congo.
May 2, 2012
1st Quarter 2012 EcoJoia Fund Donation
EcoJoia makes the 1st quarter 2012 EcoJoia Fund donation to the Animals Asia organization, working to end bear bile farming in China.
Bear bile is thought in Asia to cure cancer and have other health benefits, all though there is no scientific research backing it up. Bear bile farms are known for keeping bears in tiny cages or pits and cutting their skin to harvest bile. Its an outrageously cruel and unethical practice, and Animals Asia is doing a great job of spreading awareness and rescuing the animals to get them into a safe and healthy sanctuary.
20% of the purchase of our EcoJoia Fund items goes into the EcoJoia Fund, which is donated quarterly to organizations like Animals Asia.
April 25, 2012
Here is One Eyed Robot and our partner PangeaSeed’s FULL LENGTH short “The Shark and The Can.” What a great and creative way to raise awareness about shark finning!
April 16, 2012
Our shark-saving partner PangeaSeed is planning a west coast US art tour this summer with 6 cities on the list! An art gallery in each city will host a weekend-long event including an opening party, film day, and closing party. The Shark and The Can trailer by One Eyed Robot above is a little teaser for the event with GORGEOUS animation. The film day in each city will feature several films from the Beneath the Waves Film Fest, as well as a 50 minute film called Surfing and Sharks about close shark encounters in South Africa.
The purpose of the entire PangeaSeed art and film tour is to raise awareness about the plight of 73 million sharks that are brutally killed annually, mostly for their fins for shark fin soup.
EcoJoia will definitely be in attendance in at least one west coast city and we can’t wait!
March 26, 2012
EcoJoia Co-Owners Julia and Ry had the privilege of attending ‘A Night for the Dolphins’ benefit party in Los Angeles March 3rd, 2012. A host of celebs and 300 people attended the event to honor head activist Ric O’Barry and support his Dolphin Project campaign, which was put in the public eye in documentary The Cove in 2009. Celebrities included Maggie Grace, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Bush, Lina Esco, Ed Begley Jr, Jillian Michaels, Abigail Spencer, David De Rothschild, Leilani Munter, Mia Maestro, Eric Balfour, and the main man himself Ric O’Barry.
EcoJoia set up a merchandise table on the patio of the lovely home of James Costa in the Hollywood Hills and sold tees also benefiting the campaign.
March 13, 2012
EcoJoia Fund Donation
The EcoJoia Fund donation has just been made for the 4th Quarter of 2011! We decided to give the money raised from our EcoJoia Fund items sold to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. The Elephant Sanctuary provides a natural habitat refuge for old, sick, and needy elephants that once belonged to zoos, circuses, or were used in the entertainment industry. Situated on 2700 acres, the sanctuary offers green pastures, dense forests, spring-fed ponds and heated barns for cold winter nights where the elephants can live out their lives with other elephants. We really like the fact that this sanctuary is not open to the public, therefore the elephants have no expectations other than to live a natural roaming elephant life.
20% of the purchase of our EcoJoia Fund items goes into the EcoJoia Fund. The EcoJoia Fund is then donated quarterly to a humanitarian, animal rights, or environmental charity of our choice. View EcoJoia Fund items here.
January 12, 2012