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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Blind Brew Tastings with Jack!
Thursday, March 5th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tap Alley , Free to attend (brews must be purchased)

Join our Beer Specialist, Jack, every Thursday evening for a blind taste testing.  He will pour four 4 ounce pours of selected brews and teach you how to identify certain tastes and flavors of brews.

Join our Beer Specialist, Jack, every Thursday evening for a blind taste testing.

ONE Day Sale: Tulips
Friday, March 6th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

...while supplies last!

...while supplies last!

Spring Bash and E-Waste Drop Off
Saturday, March 7th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014, Free to attend

Spring is finally upon us! Spend your Saturday afternoon celebrating the bounties of Spring with Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek!

From 11am-3pm we will have in store vendors, live music outside of the Brew Hub, a BBQ fundraiser for Whole Planet Foundation, an e-waste drop off, and the annual parmesan crack at noon.

Spring is finally upon us! Spend your Saturday afternoon celebrating the bounties of Spring with Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek!