Happy B-day America from Singing Rooster

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Time Magazine lists 240 reasons to celebrate America this 4th. It’s a great read and reminds us why print is not dead.  Happy B-day America Some of the Rooster’s favorite reasons include: 85 MILLION acres of national parks. We’re generous – we give a BILLION+ every day to charity (yep, every day). There’s more that unites than divides us; we keep seeking inclusion (1 in 10 of Americans is born in another country and our neighborhoods are more integrated than ever). We Roosters wish all … Read More

Happy Canada Day

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This July 1st — wish your favorite Canadian “Happy Canada Day!” Then impress them with little known facts about their National Holiday. British Columbians guzzle 1.2 million liters 
of beer on July 1st (that’s 3.36 million cans) to celebrate the birth of their nation.  It’s little surprise this is the same province that races bath tubs across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. While most provinces in Canada (can you name all 10?) are throwing back a cold one, tens of thousands in Quebec are MOVING … Read More

Health Benefits of Coffee

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Did you see the GREAT news about the health benefits of (Haitian) coffee yesterday (June 2016)? A new study Finds even MORE Evidence Coffee Can Be a Life-Saver. We’ve been saying this for years at the rooster! A new study adds these benefits of coffee:   those with colon cancer benefit by drinking several cups (researchers also think coffee also helps prevent it) — so go ahead, pour yourself another cup — just make it #haitiancoffee. One benefit of drinking #Haitiancoffee?  You’re directly supporting farmers.  Do-gooders are … Read More

Pledge to Drink Haitian (monthly coffee cart ideas)

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Great Fundraising Idea Nonprofits:   Monthly Coffee Cart 80% of adults drink and will spend $300+ a year on coffee — why not Haitian? Get folks to pledge / sign up to drink Haitian for the year Distribute bags via a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of every month.  At the office or school, put monthly coffee in the break room for pickup. Set and post a concrete goal for money raised.  Track progress, share photos, stories. The big picture : If just … Read More

Singing Rooster & Christ the King

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Haitian Coffee = long lasting change, one cup at a time. Change your mind & behavior will follow. Thesis: In a country where unemployment hovers over 60%, over a third of the GDP is western union, and 60% of the food is imported, we need to focus on creating sustainable communities in Haiti through agriculture. In my presentation at the Twinning conference, I laid out a framework with rich resources that encourage groups working in Haiti to concentrate on urban / community gardens. I’m emphatic … Read More