Participant in the 2012 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open through GOOD Maker where they were, ”Searching for the best and brightest for-profit startups who work to improve people’s lives and/or our environment.”
Participant in the 2012 Awesome Portland Grant Giveaway
“The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.
Eye See Media won the 2010 Connecting Social Innovation Grant (COSI10)
Co-founder, Darcie Nolan, won the 2010 Contributor of the Year award from the Connecting Social Innovation community
We believe that by publishing the true stories and immediate avenues for involvement, we can be part of tipping the scale towards both a more socially conscious consumerism, and the daily actions that ensure equality rather than oppression.
We believe that many individuals, making small but informed decisions, can be powerful and effective in the fights against poverty, injustice, human trafficking, racism, slavery and other justice issues.
We believe that people of every location, race, color, belief system and experience can be part of the change by giving of their time, energy and talents as they are able. We are all pieces and all have a part to play.
We believe that people empowered with knowledge and introduced to another story will make decisions to help those in need whenever possible and we believe that we can be that voice by publishing the stories and photographs that unite.
· To be a voice of empowerment – providing our readers with the tools to actively engage needs globally.
· To accurately represent differing cultures, perspectives and ideas on today’s pressing world issues.
· To provide encouragement to those already involved in the global justice arena by supporting their causes and directing others to their operations.
· To make change more accessible to everyone and open the door for individuals to find their passion in uplifting others with dignity.
We talk a lot about sustainable business and triple-bottom-line.
We aren’t all talk.
Here is what we do to run the best business possible for everyone:
Environmental bottom line
Our printer uses exclusively biodegradable vegetable (soy) based ink, not petroleum based inks.
Our printer’s house sheets are either FSC Certified or post-consumer fiber and are elemental chlorine free.
Our printer also reuses and recycles cardboard, wooden pallets, and aluminum; and recycles all internal paper waste, trim-offs, glass and plastic.
We highly recommend our printer both for ethical standards and their superior customer service. Find out more about them: Sundance Press
Social bottom line
We are set up to give and to help. Every quarter we focus on a project that will help others – inviting our readers in as we give a percentage of our sales, together making a difference.
We highlight the businesses and organizations that are doing things well and for a purpose we can stand with. Throughout our web and pages you will find those making a difference. If you see it in Eye See you can support it every day.
We partner regardless of ability to pay, saving key advertising spots for those that are sending their funds to the field instead to their marketing team.
Our goal is to make change accessible to everyone through every day actions and awareness that informs individuals, families and communities.
Economic bottom line
We are striving to grow a business that will employ passionate individuals, will financially support advocacy projects globally, and will fund the creative expression of those committed to change.
Your subscription, story, powerful photograph, advertising spot, pubic service announcement, film trailer or interview
is part of raising awareness and empowering people to make a difference.