Playa Viva and eConscious Market Expand Green Consumer Options in Healthy Living and Relaxation
Eco-resort and online ‘for-benefit’ eco-commerce site deliver complementary lifestyle choices for conscious consumers.
San Mateo, CA (March 4, 2008)
-- Playa Viva, a sustainable resort and residence community located on the beaches of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and eConscious Market™, an online eco-commerce site that donates half of its after-cost profits to non-profits, have formed a partnership to help consumers shop, live, and vacation in more responsible ways. Environmental consumers that sign up as eConscious Market members will be entered into a contest to win a VIP Tour of the new truly sustainable resort, Playa Viva, and a 7-day stay in sister property, Casa Viva Troncones, a superb Mexican bed & breakfast.
“Our goal at eConscious Market is to educate customers about responsible products and the companies that make them,” said Pippa Sorley, co-founder and vice president of eConscious Market. “Playa Viva offers our community the perfect example of what it means to vacation with a smaller footprint, support local economies and environmental protection. Our values are complementary and our goals are well aligned,” said Sorley.
The eConscious Market concept is part of a new trend of "for-benefit" companies whose goal of being in business is to benefit the entire community. The company purchases ecologically and socially responsible products, sells them at or below suggested retail price, and donates half of the after-cost profits from those transactions to identified non-profits such as The Hunger Site, Ocean Champions, and The Nature Conservancy.
Playa Viva is a sustainable residence community on 200 acres of ocean-front property approximately 30 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport in Mexico. Playa Viva’s operations are designed to move beyond low-impact and actually restore the land and natural systems. From extensive community development to supporting an onsite turtle sanctuary to reforesting the site with more than 7,000 trees, Playa Viva is redefining the concept of eco-resort.
“Both of our customers share a common respect for the land that is embodied in our purchase decisions and the places we visit,” David Leventhal, founder of Playa Viva. “This partnership enables us to further expand channels for environmentally responsible goods and services both here in the US and in Mexico,” said Leventhal.
About Playa Viva
Situated on 200 acres of ocean-front property, Playa Viva is a sustainable resort and residence community located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With more than 80 percent of land protected, Playa Viva is a special place where families enjoy the beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally conscious resort. Playa Viva offers co-ownership opportunities in individual casitas built on raised platforms connected to living palm trees surrounding common, community areas. For sales and pre-opening information, call 1-866-482-8922, email email@example.com
or visit us at www.playaviva.com
About eConscious Market
eConscious Market™ is the Internet's largest philanthropic eco marketplace featuring thousands of eco products, ranging from electric bikes and organic clothing to natural baby care and sporting goods. The company's mission is to become the most trusted online retailer of sustainable and green living products, as well as to transform everyday shopping into a philanthropic enterprise. Unique to its business model is the opportunity for customers to donate FIFTY PERCENT of net profits to their preferred non-profit organization. This new strategy of business, known as a "For-Benefit", transforms the act of buying from an individual gain into one that benefits the greater community. For more information please call 303-444-4144, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit us at www.econsciousmarket.com