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Entrepreneurship Students Receive Grants for Their Sustainable Enterprises Upbeat’s Entrepreneur Showcase


SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public elec- tricity provider for Sonoma and Mendo- cino counties, recently awarded their “Spirit of


entrepreneurs who are choosing to place sus- tainable practices at the forefront of their busi- ness ventures. The part- nership aims to foster a strong commitment


to


environmen- tal steward- ship and so- cial equity in the next gen- eration of lo- cal business owners. As part of the require- ments for the


grant,


SRJC stu- dents must demonstrate how their enterprise will reduce greenhouse gas emis- sions, embed themes of sustainabil- ity, and pro-


Entrepreneurship” Grant to students participating in the Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Busi-


mote energy efficiency, energy conservation, or renewable energy. This year, two students were selected to receive the grant.


The first-


place recip- ient of the contest was Laura Feil, who was a wa rd ed $6,500 for her com- pany Ter- rabliss Naturals. Terrabl iss Naturals is a hemp-de- rived CBD start-up that manu fa c -


ness Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. SCP first launched the grant at SRJC in Spring 2019 to support local


tures and distributes full-traceable wellness products from seed to shelf. The company is committed to improving


and redefining wellness and skincare through sustainable, affordable, and plant-based prod- ucts backed by science. They provide a holistic healing alternative to uplift those struggling to balance their health through natural and con- scious products,


while


creating awareness of all the benefits of hemp. “I’m overjoyed and be- yond grateful to Sonoma Clean Power, not only for the grant but also for the support and op- portunity to execute my business idea and make sustainability a reality. Thanks to SRJC’s En- trepreneurship Program for creating this partner- ship and providing such qualified faculty to guide me through the process and motivate me to keep going despite the recent


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • JULY 2020 • Pg 5 Facts & Trivia #1


hardships,” said Feil. The second-place re- cipient was Jennifer Friedman, who was awarded $3,500 toward her business Humane Plate, which will provide plant-based lunches to K-12 students in Sonoma County. Fried- man founded Humane Plate to fill the void in schools where students who require subsidized lunches but adhere to a plant-based diet for ethical, health, and/or religious reasons have little options. Humane Plate offers plant-based lunches to Sonoma County schools to cre- ate equitable choices for students, improve nutrition, and reduce their carbon footprint. “I am deeply honored to


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Though a satellite of Earth, the moon, with a diameter of about 2,159 miles, is bigger than Pluto. (Four other moons in our solar system are even bigger.) The moon is a bit more than one-fourth (27 percent) the size of Earth, a much smaller ratio (1:4) than any other planets and their moons. This means the moon has a great effect on the planet and very possibly is what makes life on Earth possible.


The Labrador Retriever has been on the AKC’s top 10 most popular breeds list for 25 consecutive years—lon- ger than any other breed.


Forty-five percent of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.


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