Friday, January 31, 2014

Press Release

Earth Day 2014: 1000 Free Glass Straws!
GlassDharma – The Original Glass Straw

(Ft. Bragg, CA) - Feb. 1st, 2014 – In celebration of Earth Day 2014, GlassDharma will give away 1000 free Glass Straws during the month of April.  This annual tradition highlights GlassDharma’s mission to increase glass straw use and awareness about alternatives to single use plastics. This is the 6th annual Earth Day event, and GlassDharma is excited to celebrate with you in style, with the elegance of glass! Our 2014 Earth Day giveaway features a "Plastic is Drastic" educational campaign, welcoming you into the conversation of how to be the "Pollution Solution" with plastic trivia.
To find out how you can qualify for your free glass straw, please subscribe to the GlassDharma e-newsletter. Check your inbox on February 18th for the GlassDharma Newsletter with complete details and instructions. 

Make a Difference
"Disposable" plastics have a large impact on our environment and this Earth Day you can learn how easy it is to make different choices to sustain our Planet. GlassDharma’s Earth Day trivia activity will go live on March 10th. After completing that activity, participants will complete a form with information about where to send their glass straw, and will receive a confirmation email at the conclusion of the entry process.  The first 1000 participants will receive a free GlassDharma straw!  Starting on April 1st, 2014, Glass Straws will be shipped out of Fort Bragg, California for the duration of the month.  No shipping charges will be applied to these free straw shipments. This offer is good in the USA only.  Inspiring others by example makes a lasting impact that multiplies over time. When you get your straw, show it off!

GlassDharma Straws are Durable, Sustainable, and Elegant
The GlassDharma Quality Control department ensures the quality of each and every straw. Offering an unprecedented lifetime guarantee, GlassDharma stands behind their product and promises that if it breaks, it will be replaced. GlassDharma straws are made from borosilicate glass, the safest and strongest glass commercially available; they are even dishwasher and microwave safe.

Garnish your Glass
GlassDharma straws not only replace their plastic and toxic counterparts, but their beauty and style lend to compliments and conversation. 
• Great for all hot or cold drinks
• Perfectly stage specialty drinks – bubble teas, iced drinks, shakes, 
   smoothies, and juices
• Beautiful in cocktails – great accessory for stemware and martini 
• Concerned about staining or damaging your teeth? Use for wine, 
   coffee, teas, and acidic beverages
• Kid friendly and safe
• Easy to Clean with our cleaning brushes or in the dishwasher
• Elegance at its best

One for Everyone
GlassDharma straws are available in three collections: Simple Elegance, Beautiful Bend, and the color accented Decorative Dots. Offered in many lengths and widths, GlassDharma straws are available individually or in sets.  The accessory line includes cleaning brushes and hemp sleeves for carrying your straws on the go.  Custom etching services are also available, just call us!

GlassDharma - sip the world. make a difference.

For more information on GlassDharma, please visit
Questions about Earth Day 2014? Contact: Gail or Cheryl

David Leonhardt, Pres.
GlassDharma Head Office

Gail Johnson, V-Pres.
Partnerships and Promotions

Cheryl Newcomb,
Community Manager


Monday, January 6, 2014

A Healthy New Year!

A New Year for Healthy Habits.

The New Year brings a quest for starting fresh and for many of us that includes steps toward a healthier lifestyle.  Margaret Chapman is our guest Author for this post and she shares some fabulous recipes with our readers.

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Healthy Habits
Hello, my name is Margaret Chapman. I run a blog called The Plant Strong Vegan where I share recipes and talk a bit about veganisim, health, and my daily life.

I've been vegan for about a year now (January 28th, 2013). Since changing my lifestyle, I've devoted my time to reaching out to others in similar situations as I once was. I suffer from Hypothyroidism and I was clinically obese all throughout my teens and early twenties. During the process of changing my lifestyle I've gained so much insight on what it is to be eco-friendly and environmentally conscious.

In my quest to do all that I could to reduce my carbon footprint - I found GlassDharma. I felt the need to reach out to Cheryl, the GlassDharma Community Manager to see if she would allow me to do a product review for the company.  I have been hooked on glass straws ever since trying them.

I firmly believe in the ability of little changes making a huge, lasting impact. I've been using glass straws for over 6 months now and in that time have saved money and resources; in addition, it is a benefit to my health to cut out toxic plastics. Which is why I'm so passionate about them now.

Using glass straws has encouraged and reinforced my healthy habits. I want to make smoothies daily just to be able to use my amazing straws and share them with my family and friends! They promote good health not only for us but also for the environment. So what's not to love really?
It's safe to say making this change in my life is for the best. I only wish I had learned about glass straws sooner. I love spreading the word and doing what I can to slowly cut waste and make glass straws a staple in all homes. Starting the New Year fresh - and being the change you want to see - that's truly the philosophy I live by.

Stay happy and healthy my friends!

Below I've included two of my absolute favorite drinks! One smoothie and one juice. Hope you enjoy!

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Banana Double Cacao
Banana Double Cacao
(Yields about 64 oz./half-gallon)

6-7 Bananas (very ripe)
Ice (optional, amount depends on desired consistency)
1/4 cup Water (or non-dairy milk)
1 tbsp Cacao Powder
1 tbsp Cacao Nibs
1 tbsp Almond Butter (or 1/8 cup raw almonds)

Un-peel your bananas and measure out everything into your blender.
Pulse till smooth, adding ice as needed/desired.
Serve cold, enjoy!


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Orange Carrot Kabam
Orange Carrot Kabam
(Yields about 1 liter)

2 pounds Carrots
12 Cuties (6 oranges)

Bonus adds for a kick:
1/2 Lemon
1 in. Ginger

Wash/peel everything thoroughly, cut to size if needed.
Run through your juicer and slightly mix.
Pour over ice if desired, serve and enjoy immediately.

Margaret's Chapman regularly posts photos on Instagram where you can follow her continued journey on food and fitness as well as on her blog.