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Earth Day and Orion Green

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Wednesday is Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries. This year Earth Day Network hopes this is the year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands- turning to businesses to take the lead so that world leaders can follow by example.

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So I thought it was appropriate to talk a little “Green” and Orion’s role in it. As a Maker and custom drapery hardware manufacturer, Orion appreciates and is invested in sustainability and the environmental movement.  We have been supporting Earth Island Institute and all its good work through our Orion Green program since 2008.

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What Does Earth Island Institute Do?

Earth island Institute is a non-profit organization and:

* Supports a worldwide network of 65 solutions-focused projects serving as an incubator for start-up environmental groups

*   Offers special initiatives in developing young environmental leaders

*   Supports both urban and rural community-based habitat restoration like Streets Alive! Streets Alive! Hopes to engage communities about the concepts and application of Sustainable principles. By using art as the platform for storytelling and communication, Streets Alive!  turns neglected urban landscapes and infrastructure into vibrant art pieces and community gathering spaces.

* Works to support networks of watershed groups to tell the story of restoration and conservation with groups like Re-Seed California. Through their Small Grants Program, Earth Island Institute has been able to support locally based restoration efforts. Small grassroots efforts to restore the coastal habitats of Southern California, which have been depleted by an astounding 98%, have been slowly working to bring our wetlands back from the brink of extinction.

Orion believes in Earth Island Institute’s vision. As a small business located in California, we feel that Earth Island Institute is a kindred spirit. Through Orion Green we hope to make a difference and improve the health of our planet. Working together with our trade partners and dealers, Orion chooses to support causes aimed towards the betterment of the environment, the people and animals living on the planet.

We try to make daily business choices to consume less, create awareness, preserve our natural resources and assist others to create a positive impact on our environment.

Orion Green is a simple program – Purchase & Donate >> Match >> Save the Planet’s Health.

How Does it Work?

1. Become a Partner of Orion Green by logging on to www.ironartbyorion.com.

2. As a partner of the Orion Green program $1.00 will be added to your invoices toward your donation to this program.

3. Orion will match your donation by $2.00 making a total donation of $3.00 per invoice contributed to the Earth Island Institute.

Your tax deductible contributions to Earth Island Institute will provide an acknowledgement letter and receipt by Feb 15 each year, for all donations over $10 made to Orion Green in the preceding calendar year.Orion Green bag

You’ll  will receive a tote bag “You are here” as a token of appreciation for the contribution made to the Orion Green program. Orion partners donating over $249 annually will have a special mention in the Annual report published by the Earth Island Institute and sent to each partner via email.

If you are interested in joining us in helping to save the planet, join today at Orion’s website. If you want more details or have questions, email us at oriongreen@ironartbyorion.com

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

 

 

Orion Invites You to Enter the Design Art Selfie Contest

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Orion will be introducing their new Design Art Collection, a premier drapery hardware collection at IWCE January 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas. Orion will be hosting attendees at booth 615.  We invite pros to view the new products. While you are in the booth show off your social media skills and participate in our Design Art Selfie Contest.

To enter the social media photo contest, buyers can take photos using their favorite social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter using the hashtag #WinOrion. Who knows… you might win some pocket money for the slots?

There is no limit to the number of photos a single contestant can post. Make sure to use the hashtag on each entry. Only posts with the hashtag #WinOrion will be accepted.  Winners will be awarded an Orion Voucher in the following three categories:

  • Best  Design Art Collection Selfie Photo – $200 Orion Voucher
  • Best Product Photo – $150 Orion Voucher
  • Best Selfie with Product Photo – $100 Orion Voucher

Show off your social media skills and join in the fun! Contest runs during IWCE/ Vision15 from January 20- 22, 2015. Winners will be judged by Orion’s team. The winners will be announced on Orion’s social media channels or before January 29th, 2015.

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Martha Stewart American Made Awards

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We are so excited to announce that we have been nominated for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards in the Design category. Now the real work begins and we need your help!

Between now and September 8th, Judges in the Design category will be choosing 800 Finalists. The judges’ criteria will be based on innovativeness, creativity, originality, workmanship, overall aesthetic, and embodiment of the American Made theme. But that’s not our only chance to be a finalist; there are 200 wild card finalist spots and  we’re activating our social network and encouraging our fans to help our chances by visiting  our Nominee profile and share it on Facebook or Twitter.  Please help us out- share our Iron Art by Orion Nominee Profile.

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As some of you might know… Orion was started in 1983 out of the back of a pick up truck by Sunil and Atul Patel.

It is a true Made- in- America story that they are proud to share and are still fabricating 100% of all their hardware right here in the U.S.

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All our decorative drapery hardware is hand finished. Here our artisans are silver leafing and painting poles and rings.

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