January 2013

Tue
01
Conscious Capitalism Book Release: In-store!
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
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Conscious Capitalism Book Release: In-store!
Tuesday, January 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
When you think about the word “conscious,” what words come to mind? Aware? Mindful? Awake? What about “capitalism?” Selfish? Greedy? Unethical? Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who don’t have a very positive perception of business in general. But what happens when you combine the concept of consciousness with capitalism? John Mackey, Whole Foods Market®’s co-founder and co-CEO, along with Raj Sisodia, a business professor at Bentley College, address that concept in their new book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.

The book will be at all Whole Foods Market stores and the profits from copies sold in our stores will go to the Whole Planet Foundation®. Whole Planet Foundation supports poverty alleviation and entrepreneurship through microcredit in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Do you believe in the power of “conscious capitalism?”

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/conscious-capitalism-new-book-our-co-founder-and-co-ceo-john-mackey
Wed
16
Bath Petals Truck; Free Samples!
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto; Store Entrance
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Bath Petals Truck; Free Samples!
Wednesday, January 16th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto; Store Entrance, FREE

The Bath Petals Beauty Truck was born from a reconditioned City of Los Angeles maintenance truck. The mobile retail truck has been completely built out with a curbside window and counter where customers can try testers, shop and scoop their own bath salts & scrubs from the Sea Salt Soufflé Bar. There is even a bubble machine to complete the bathing nuance of the truck.

All of the Bath Petals products stocked on the truck are 100% Natural, free of parabens, sulfates and artificial fragrances. The products are formulated without any coloring to provide the purest products possible. The Bath Petals line is made with natural and organic ingredients and are entirely Cruelty-Free.

Bath Petals is a Los Angeles-based, family owned and independently run manufacturer of 100% natural bath & body products, sold in fine spas and natural food markets, under the Bath Petals brand.

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Sat
19
E-Cycling Event to benefit HOPE Services!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, in the Parking lot
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E-Cycling Event to benefit HOPE Services!
Saturday, January 19th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, in the Parking lot, FREE

Cleaning up after the holidays? Bring in your used electronics, clothing, furniture and MORE to our onsite E-cycling event in our parking lot to benefit HOPE Services!

 

HOPE collects all electronic waste – working or not - Acceptable electronic waste includes computers, monitors, computer cables, mice, keyboards, VCRs, faxes, radios, printers, telephones, televisions, CPUs, monitors, stereos, speakers, DVD players, cell phones and recorders.

Click here for a list of items we accept (PDF)

All materials donated will be safely recycled by State approved recycler ECS Recycling, nothing goes overseas, and will be used to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

Residents can drop off E-Waste at their local sites in all counties that HOPE serves, or to arrange for an E-Waste pickup at your company or home call 1-866.636.6283.

Your donation is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

*e-Stewards Certified

http://www.hopeservices.org/

Wed
23
John Mackey Book Signing at the OFJCC
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
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John Mackey Book Signing at the OFJCC
Wednesday, January 23rd
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students. Premium (priority seating and copy of Mackey’s book) $40 standard, $40 members.

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-01-23/john-mackey-whole-istic-approach-capitalism-sv

John Mackey, CEO, Co-founder, Whole Foods Market; Co-author, Conscious Capitalism

Iconic CEO and co-founder Mackey is known for his all-natural approach to a mega chain of grocery stores, Whole Foods. The success of his stores is, in part, credited with a boom in the healthy food movement whereby terms like organic, local, wild and hormone freeare becoming rote for more than just the Birkenstock crowd. He’s also taken the formula for conscious capitalism and corporate social responsibility to a whole new level, and other businesses are following suit. In his new book, Conscious Capitalism, co-authored with Professor Raj Sisodia, Mackey discusses the transformative business movement wherein value rests on something more than just finances. For Mackey, it’s about the emotional, ecological and even spiritual purposes of business. The market for competitive advantage is changing, and the world’s best companies are catching on to the holistic equation. Find out more about the Whole Foods story from the man himself.
Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Sat
26
Fitness Frenzy!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
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Fitness Frenzy!
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, FREE

Get back on track with our Fitness Frenzy! Enjoy free samples from our valued vendors, chair massages, health screenings and Kid's Activities! Get ready for the Engine-2 28 Day challenge in our Prepared Foods Department with recipe ideas! Enter to win a Grand Prize fitness package from uforia studios! Eat well and get fit at Whole Foods Market!

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Pyros rejoice - August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Build a good old-fashioned campfire in the backyard or gather around an open flame with some skewers and a bag of 'mallows!

Today isn't just for celebrating the soft, chewy and mind-boggling treat that is the marshmallow, but indeed one of the best ways to eat it. If you're the mallow kind, there's nothing better than a golden, toasted marshmallow still warm from the fire. Slightly crispy on the outside and absolutely gooey on the inside, it's a little bit of heaven.

Eat it straight from the stick or slide it on a hunk of chocolate between two graham crackers. You can also indulge in a toasted marshmallow milkshake if you're feeling frisky.

And an even deeper query for the marshmallow connoisseur, do you just barely let it toast or char that sucker until it's black? However you toast, we salute you with our skewers and you're welcome to join the campfire anytime.

Pyros rejoice - August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Stanford Blood Drive $10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location Only/outside patio,

We have partnered with Stanford Blood Center in hosting a Give Blood for Life Blood Drive. In support Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill is providing a $10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card and a FREE Woven Reusable Bag to each Blood Donor.    Who does it benefit?  Blood donors help people just like you and me. Visit bloodcenter.stanford.edu to read more about personal stories.

To Make an Appointment»

Browse to http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Click on Make an Appointment

Search by zip code 95118

Blood Drive Contact»

Tim Gilmore

(650) 444-5767; tgilmore@stanford.edu

For more information, call 888-723-7831 or visit bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Blood donors must:

Be at least 16 years of age

Be free of cold and flu symptoms (allergies okay; as are most medications)

Eat before donating & drink plenty of fluids

BRING PHOTO ID

Note: Please see our website for height and weight require­ments; 16-year-olds must have parental consent to donate.

Unfortunately, you will be deferred:

If you stayed in the U.K. for a cumulative time of three months or more between 1980 and 1996.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you spent five years or more since 1980 in specified European countries (please call the Resource Nurse) For one year if, within the last twelve months, you traveled to India or certain parts of Mexico, China, Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, or the Philippines. 

 

$10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway Rules and Restrictions:

Must donate blood on 8/30 at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill location between 11am to 4pm to receive $10 Gift Card

A voucher for  the $10 gift card with pickup instructions will be provided to donor after donating blood.    

Gift Card must be picked up in person with Photo I.D. by donor after donating blood .(Gift Cards will not be mailed)

Max amount of 100 ~$10 Gift Cards available.

$10 Gift Cards are first come first serve.

 

 

 

 

 

We have partnered with Stanford Blood Center in hosting a Give Blood for Life Blood Drive.

Apple of My Eye Photo Day!
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Gatos , $20 per 4x6 photo
Bring your child, pet, or yourself to our fundraising photo day! Our Team Member Guido, a former professional photographer, will be taking walk-ins between 11-2 pm and 3-5 pm. All photos will be black & white with an item from our produce department highlighted in color! Each 5x7 print is a $20 donation to our Whole Kids Foundation. Photos will be taken on Saturday, printed on professional photo paper, and available for pick up the following Saturday. Other activities include a FREE Kids planting activity and our Produce guru Guido will also be grilling up a stone fruit dessert plate for sale. First come first serve. For more information contact the store at (408) 358-4434
Bring your child, pet, or yourself to our fundraising photo day!