Partnering With Our World
EO® is a collaborative group of passionate people who share a common vision. At EO® we believe in a triple bottom line. We know that our work in the world is not simply about financial gain as a business entity, but rather about a real partnership with our world and a connection to the people we affect, our customers, vendors and employees.
We believe that a triple bottom line is a shared responsibility of all of corporate America. That community and the environment are as important as money. This said, our employees have health insurance, personal days off and work a 40 hour work week. We are a certified Green Business and a certified organic manufacturer.
Katrina Relief & New Orleans Community Center
EO® has chosen to support Katrina relief with product made specifically for Katrina survivors as well as through the direct efforts of Co-CEO and Founder Brad Black working with the community to help build a Community Center where the local residents can meet and support one another through the rebuilding efforts underway in that city.
Amma – Renowned Humanitarian “Hugging Saint”
Amma has inspired innumerable humanitarian activities all over the world. Some of them are free food and clothing programs, charitable hospitals, hospices, disaster relief programs, free homes for the poor and the needy, medical camps, orphanage, schools, educational institutions, widows' pension scheme, free legal advice, preservation of nature and so on. The list is long and growing everyday.
Amma says, "Compassion to the poor and the needy is our duty to God." Through the example of her own life Amma has inspired people from all over the world to walk in the path of selfless-service and compassion towards all beings.
EO® supports Amma’s Humanitarian work and is a proud manufacturer and distributor of her signature scent Amma’s Rose.
Greenwood School (Waldorf Inspired, in our community)
Greenwood School is a K-8 educational community located in the heart of Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco. Since 1991, the parents of Greenwood School have been dedicated to creating the best possible education for their children. The active parent body works closely with a faculty of very talented and experienced teachers to create a Waldorf-inspired education. Our class teachers journey through the grades with their students. In addition to the class teacher, there are specialty teachers for Spanish, music, handwork, art, games, woodworking and eurythmy. A dedicated environmental studies program fosters reverence, wonder and stewardship of the natural world, while incorporating an age-appropriate science curriculum.
EO® supports the Greenwood School with our line of a full line of Household products. The proceeds of these sales benefit the Greenwood school and its efforts in the world.
Teens for Safe Cosmetics & Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Teens for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition led by dynamic and passionate young women raising awareness about potentially harmful ingredients in beauty and daily use products that may be linked to cancer, reproductive harm and other health risks. The mission is to educate about greener alternatives, advocate for laws to protect health and inspire teens across the nation to work together, inspire action and create change within their communities.
In collaboration with the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, teen campaign members played a key role in the passage of SB484, The California Safe Cosmetics Act in October of 2005. Thanks to their 11th hour lobbying efforts in Sacramento, California's Governor signed the bill, on tap for veto into law.
EO® continues to support the efforts of Teens for Safe Cosmetics with product and monetary donations and was one of the early signers – now 800 companies strong.
SFZC.org - San Francisco Zen Center (Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara)
San Francisco Zen Center was established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971) and his American students. Suzuki Roshi is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
The purpose of San Francisco Zen Center is to make accessible and embody the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha as expressed in the Soto Zen tradition established by Dogen Zenji in 13th-century Japan and conveyed to us by Suzuki Roshi and other Buddhist teachers. Our practice flows from the insight that all beings are Buddha, and that sitting in meditation is itself the realization of Buddha nature, or enlightenment.
Today, San Francisco Zen Center is one of the largest Buddhist sanghas outside Asia. It has three practice places: City Center in the vibrant heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, whose organic fields meet the ocean in Marin County; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center -- the first Zen training monastery in the West -- in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. These three complementary practice centers offer daily meditation, regular monastic retreats and practice periods, classes, lectures, and workshops.
Zen Center is a practice place for a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks guided by teachers who follow in Suzuki Roshi's style of warm hand and heart to warm hand and heart. All are welcome.
EO® continues to support the Zen Center and its endeavors as a center of meditation and education. IN addition we choose to grow our own Rose Geranium at Green Gulch and you can find our products in use at Tassajara.
YES (Youth for Environmental Sanity)
Founded in 1990 by two teenagers, YES! is a nonprofit organization that connects, inspires and empowers young change makers to join forces for a thriving, just and sustainable way of life. Our three program areas are Global Leadership Jams, Leveraging Privilege for Social Change, and Supporting Aligned Movements. We work at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation.
YES! is a vibrant and dynamic body of people – staff, constituents, and supporters – on a learning journey, seeking to live and work more consciously in alignment with our values. Some of our current conversations and endeavors include: creating meaningful relationships for true social change, operating internally on principles of collective leadership, and exploring deeper global partnerships that honor local wisdom.
EO® continues to support the efforts of YES and the work they do in the world.
Marin Organic is an association of organic producers in Marin County whose livelihood is based on a respect for nature and a sense of place. As the primary link between farmers and eaters, Marin Organic is committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county - a county in which growers and the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence.
Founded in 1999, Marin Organic’s mission focuses on the environmental soundness and economic viability of farming and ranching in Marin County. Its members include such well-known names as Cowgirl Creamery, makers of award-winning organic cheeses, Star Route Farms, the oldest continuously certified organic farm in California, and Straus Family Creamery, the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi.
By restoring ecological and social values to agriculture and realigning traditional expectations of farming with a holistic understanding of ecology, Marin Organic aims to re-empower local communities, foster environmentally sound agriculture and celebrate local food production. Marin Organic is at the forefront of a movement which is creating a healthy, sustainable, and safe environment for all beings, today, and for generations to come.
EO® support the work of Marin Organic in their efforts to restore ecological and social values to agriculture.
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn (AARB) Foundation Center
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury. AARBF brings together health care providers, firefighters, emergency workers, burn survivors and others to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and to make burn injuries a thing of the past.
AARBF supports the fire service and medical community to prevent burns and strives to address the needs of burn survivors throughout all the stages of recovery. AARBF’s staff and volunteers work closely with the community to host prevention programs, raise funds and provide services to burn survivors.
EO® continues to support the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn through the manufacture and sale of Michael's Hand Cream, proceeds of which go directly to support this organization.