Shop for the Earth on April 22

EarthWorks receives "5% Day" from Whole Foods

  s a demonstration of its com- mitment to the San Diego com- munity and the environment, Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of its gross receipts from both of its San Diego stores on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, to San Diego Earth-Works.

"We really want to support the community that supports us," explains Pamela Brousseau, Marketing Coordinator for the markets.

Whole Foods Market is dedicated to healthy, natural foods, the well-being of the community, and the environment that nurtures us all. Their year-round promotion of organically grown foods, food safety concerns and sustainability of our entire ecosystem reminds us that the purity of our food and the health of our bodies are directly related to the purity of our food to the purity and health of our environment.


Food matters


Your personal food choices do make a difference in your health and the world you live in. Where does your food come from? How is it grown and produced? Are the growth and production of your food choices detrimental to the environment? Does it positively or negatively affect your health?

A major step you can take to ensure your food choices are healthy for you and the environment is to consume organic and whole foods.

"Choosing organic foods makes me feel like I am contributing to a healthy planet as well as my own health," states Tracy Childs, mother of two from Poway.

Organic foods are grown locally, without synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides, using integrated pest management, crop rotation and natural soil fertility. These methods preserve water quality, prevent air pollution and topsoil erosion, protect farm workers' health, save energy and build wildlife habitat.

You can purchase organic foods at a wide variety of local farmers' markets, co-ops and health food stores, including the two local Whole Foods Markets at 8825 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, and 711 University Avenue, in Hillcrest. For more information and directions to the stores, call San Diego EarthWorks at (619) 496-6666.

So, shop at Whole Foods on April 22 and make a "free" donation to San Diego EarthWorks.