Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Help Blue Marble Ice-Cream's "Sweet Dream"

I love when two of my great passions come together. In this case it's an unlikely combo: Blue Marble ice-cream and international sustainable development.

Brooklyn's delicious, independent, local-milk-using ice-creamery Blue Marble has a good idea, and they need your help to make it happen.

They want to open another delicious, independent, local-milk-using ice-creamery... in Rwanda.

Hyue (formerly Butare) is one of Rwanda's largest cities, a college town and considered the intellectual capital of the country. Blue Marble's idea is to develop a dairy farm near to the city while launching an ice cream shop in town that will be managed by local women. Their project will create much-needed sources of income, as well as a sense of progress and a new source of joy (because who isn't happy when they're eating ice cream?)

The shop's name will be Sweet Dreams, but they need your votes to get American Express to fund it.

Cast your vote here to help Blue Marble win the Amex Members Project contest. It's free and it only takes 30 seconds. There you can read more about their project idea as well.

Act soon, like now, 'cause the deadline for voting is Sept. 1!

Good luck Alexis, Jennie, and Odile!

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.
3-D model of Earth made entirely of ice-cream sourced on Perdue U.'s website here.

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