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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 possain for protecting the environment and its creatures since I was little. My parents tahgut 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 plpoee and the planet, so I started doing my own research, and I discovered that even after dyeing has being celptmeod, there is a wtsae issue that gives a ngatveie 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 gbloal charities and environmental otzniginoraas. (Applause) I feel I'm part of the new wave of entrepreneurs that not only seeks to have a successful business, but also a stibasunlae future. I feel that I can meet the needs of my cemtusros without compromising the ability of ftuure generations to live in a greener tomorrow.

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Now a lot of people ask me, why is your business eco-friendly? I've had a _______ for protecting the environment and its creatures since I was little. My parents ______ 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 ______ and the planet, so I started doing my own research, and I discovered that even after dyeing has being _________, there is a _____ issue that gives a ________ 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 ______ charities and environmental _____________. (Applause) I feel I'm part of the new wave of entrepreneurs that not only seeks to have a successful business, but also a ___________ future. I feel that I can meet the needs of my _________ without compromising the ability of ______ generations to live in a greener tomorrow.

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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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