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From the Ted Talk by Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist ...

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Now a lot of people ask me, why is your business eco-friendly? I've had a passion for protecting the environment and its creatures since I was little. My parents taught me at an early age about givnig back and being a good steward to the environment. I heard about how the dyes in some clothing or the process of even making the items was harmful to the people and the planet, so I sreattd doing my own research, and I discovered that even after dyeing has being completed, there is a wtsae issue that gives a negative impact on the evmornnient. For example, the gninrdig of materials, or the dumping of dried powder materials. These actions can pollute the air, making it toxic to anyone or anything that inhales it. So when I started my bssinues, I knew two things: All of my items had to be eco-friendly, and 10 to 20 percent of the profits I made went to local and global charities and environmental oitgraninazos. (Applause) I feel I'm part of the new wave of enueeternprrs that not only seeks to have a sscefuuscl business, but also a sustainable future. I feel that I can meet the needs of my customers without crpimniomsog the ability of future generations to live in a geerenr tomorrow.

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Now a lot of people ask me, why is your business eco-friendly? I've had a passion for protecting the environment and its creatures since I was little. My parents taught me at an early age about ______ back and being a good steward to the environment. I heard about how the dyes in some clothing or the process of even making the items was harmful to the people and the planet, so I _______ doing my own research, and I discovered that even after dyeing has being completed, there is a _____ issue that gives a negative impact on the ___________. For example, the ________ of materials, or the dumping of dried powder materials. These actions can pollute the air, making it toxic to anyone or anything that inhales it. So when I started my ________, I knew two things: All of my items had to be eco-friendly, and 10 to 20 percent of the profits I made went to local and global charities and environmental _____________. (Applause) I feel I'm part of the new wave of _____________ that not only seeks to have a __________ business, but also a sustainable future. I feel that I can meet the needs of my customers without ____________ the ability of future generations to live in a _______ tomorrow.

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  6. environment
  7. entrepreneurs
  8. organizations
  9. waste
  10. compromising
  11. successful

Original Text

Now a lot of people ask me, why is your business eco-friendly? I've had a passion for protecting the environment and its creatures since I was little. My parents taught me at an early age about giving back and being a good steward to the environment. I heard about how the dyes in some clothing or the process of even making the items was harmful to the people and the planet, so I started doing my own research, and I discovered that even after dyeing has being completed, there is a waste issue that gives a negative impact on the environment. For example, the grinding of materials, or the dumping of dried powder materials. These actions can pollute the air, making it toxic to anyone or anything that inhales it. So when I started my business, I knew two things: All of my items had to be eco-friendly, and 10 to 20 percent of the profits I made went to local and global charities and environmental organizations. (Applause) I feel I'm part of the new wave of entrepreneurs that not only seeks to have a successful business, but also a sustainable future. I feel that I can meet the needs of my customers without compromising the ability of future generations to live in a greener tomorrow.

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