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-==Email Sparrow if you want to help with the Eco Track this year.== 
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-Eco Track 
-By Sarah "​Sparrow"​ Slovik 
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-In the words of Cantus Fraggle, "We are all a part of everything and everything is a part of all of us." ​ As the core mission of Eco Geeks everywhere, this sentiment truly upholds the value of saving our planet. ​ This is the third year that Penguicon totes the Eco Track. ​ Sustainable Computing and Eco-Friendly Open Sourcing have joined up with DIY, Natural Products, Recycling and Upcycling to show how each area of life affects the rest of the world. ​ The “ECO” prefix literally means “concerned with living things in relation to their environment.” The EcoGeeks support earth friendly motives and hope to share those goals with interested con-goers. ​ Cooperation from several generous organizations helped make this track what it is today. ​ 
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-Lush Cosmetics stands as the track'​s Premier Sponsor, supporting programming and offering gifts and prizes. ​ As a two year supporter, Lush has increased it's participation,​ donating a wonderful selection of fresh handmade soaps. ​ Lush Cosmetics strives to make effective products from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. ​ They invent products and fragrances by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients,​ and put the expiration dates right on the product. ​ Plus, their ingredients come only from companies that do not commission tests on animals. ​ Visit their stores here in Michigan at Somerset Mall or Twelve Oaks Mall, or check them out here:  www.lush.com 
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-Red Pepper Deli comes forth as a brand new and shiny supporter of this year's convention. ​ This gourmet vegan deli arrived in Northville, Michigan in 2008 and has been growing ever since. ​ The restaurant has provided gift certificates,​ as well as one of this year's Nifty Guests, Carolyn Simon, owner and operator of the raw food eatery. ​ 
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-Another two year sponsor, Sweet Lorraine'​s Cafe and Bar has generously donated a gift certificate,​ offering gourmet food from the finest local, vegetarian, fair trade, and organic ingredients whenever possible. ​ They also offer a unique vareity of American classics, and have been voted amongst the top ten restaurants in Michigan. ​ Sweet Lorraine'​s has two locations, one in Southfield and one in Livonia, or you can visit them at www.sweetlorraines.com 
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-The Eco Track is also supported by local artists providing samples of their creative abilities. ​ Ellembee, and InYourHands stand as two year supporters, while others are brand new for 2011.  Check out their Etsy Stores and a Treasury set up to feature their best products by visiting Comfy Island: ​ www.comfyisland.com 
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-Thanks Again For All Your Help and Don't Forget: ​ "You Cannot Leave The Magic!"​ 
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-*** 2011 Staff on Eco Track *** 
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- * Sarah (Sparrow) Slovik (Track Head) 
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-Nifty Guests: ​ Philip S Proefrock, AIA 
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-Carolyn Simon, Red Pepper Deli 
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-^Panelists 
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-Sparrow Slovik 
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-Sarah Metzler 
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-Ashley Prescott 
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-^Sponsors 
-(Check out our Local Artists)[[http://​www.etsy.com/​treasury/​4d2c94f18ebb8eefafe624f9/​penguicon?​ref=pr_treasury]] 
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-Comfy Island 
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-Lush  
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-Red Pepper Deli 
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-Sweet Lorraine'​s 
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-ellembee 
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-InYourHands 
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-The EcoTrack was born immediately following Penguicon 6.0.  First, existing interest in eco-friendly practices continued growing and began showing up during that con.  As the amazing weekend came to a close, it was evident that a formal collaboration was necessary. ​ Sustainable computing and eco-friendly open sourcing started to creep in under the radar. ​ With a solid need for recycling, creating sustainable goods, and sharing the information,​ several committee members have collaborated to make this new track possible. ​ There was some debate on what to label the track, so as a compromise, Eco was the final decision. ​ The "​ECO"​ prefix literally means "​concerned with living things in relation to their environment." ​ Each track was given an opportunity to share ways to have their own subjects Go Green! ​ The EcoGeeks support earth friendly motives and hope to share those motives with interested con-goers.  ​ 
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-With the help of many committee members, businesses and public supporters, the EcoGeeks focused on each area of the convention. ​ The track has supported a Wellness Station in the past with complimentary massage and other professional services that provide a holistic view of health. ​ There is hope to bring back the Wellness Station at future conventions.  ​ 
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-EcoGeeks researched open source recycling, reusing electronics and computers, reducing electronic waste and sustainable computing. ​ Interest in eco-friendly open source automotive surfaced and made the final cut as well.  We are also looking as Urban Farming and Composting. ​ Cooperation from several generous organizations helped make this track what it is today.  ​ 
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-[[ecogeek@penguicon.org|ecogeek@penguicon.org]] 
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-Supported Resources 
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-www.blackle.com \\ 
-www.comfyisland.com \\ 
-www.lush.com \\ 
-www.ecogeek.org \\ 
-http://​ecogeekgoddess.blogspot.com \\ 
-http://​www.etsy.com/​treasury/​4d2c94f18ebb8eefafe624f9/​penguicon?​ref=pr_treasury \\ 
-http://​www.scrapbox.org/​ \\ 
-http://​www.redpepperdeli.org/​ \\ 
-http://​openmaterials.org/​ \\ 
-https://​sites.google.com/​site/​ossbank/​home \\ 
-http://​www.mifma.org/​home/​ \\ 
-http://​www.pickyourown.org/​MI.htm \\ 
-http://​www.designspongeonline.com/​2009/​08/​made-with-love-found-terrariums.html \\ 
-http://​our.windowfarms.org/​ \\ 
-http://​www.mi-geocaching.org/​ \\ 
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-History 
-==2010 Staff on Eco Track== 
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-  * Sarah (Sparrow) Slovik (Track Head) 
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-  * James (Waldo) Hice (Track Assistant) 
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-==Panelists== 
-  * Sparrow Slovik 
-  * Tim Slovik 
-  * Doug Houseman 
-  * Geralyn Lance 
-  * Jer Lance 
-  * Limey Z 
-  * Sarah Metzler 
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-==Wellness Station Providers== 
-  * Sparrow Slovik 
-  * Jon Pickell 
-  * Josie 
-  * Kim  
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-==Sponsors== 
-Comfy Island 
-Lush 
-Ellembee 
-Blu Water Spa  
-Eco-Artware 
-Inyourhands 
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-http://​www.eco-artware.com/​ \\ 
-http://​www.etsy.com/​shop/​ellembee \\ 
-http://​www.etsy.com/​shop/​inyourhands \\ 
-http://​www.etsy.com/​shop/​sparrow48161 \\ 
-http://​www.lush.com \\ 
-http://​www.aveda.com \\ 
-http://​www.bluwaterspasalon.com/​ \\ 
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-**2009 Staff** 
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-  * Sarah (Sparrow) Slovik (Track Head) 
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-  * James (Waldo) Hice (Track Assistant) 
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-**Panelists** 
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-Sparrow Slovik 
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-Jon maddog Hall 
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-Susan Nunn 
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-Doug Houseman 
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-Ann Marie Manzitti 
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-Crystal McKinney 
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-**Sponsors** 
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-Sparrow'​s Essentials 
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-Sweet Lorraine'​s 
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-Silicon Alley Recyclers 
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-Handmade Detroit 
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-Irene'​s Myomassology Institute 
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-VegMichigan 
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-Eco-Artware 
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-AguaCate 
  
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