We are a collection of progressive individuals, businesses and organizations that believe in a common purpose and a common approach to improving our communities and enriching our lives. We believe that education, personal growth and community advocacy are the essential elements in creating sustainable change in our world. We strive to create an ethically and socially responsible commerce; a marketplace where every person, buyer and seller, is empowered, respected and fairly compensated in the exchange of products and services. We honor our environment and pledge to make our footprints as light as humanly possible; leaving a natural legacy for our children and grandchildren as amazing as the world that was given to us. We envision a better world and promote our vision through advocacy, grassroots organizing, workshops, festivals and educational publications. We hold ourselves, our associates, our vendors and our clients to the highest social responsibility standards. We believe in creativity, diversity, fair play, equal opportunity and outstanding results. And we will have great fun doing it all. We will read aloud “The Little Prince” with our friends on moonlit nights in the springtime. We will remember the words of the fox: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
STATEMENT OF DISBELIEF
There are those who will speculate that this is too complex, that there is too little focus and too many moving parts, to make Centresa a viable, let alone sustainable, enterprise. Not surprisingly, we respectfully disagree. We have a great faith in a group of people coming together to form a better community. It is as old as Dr. Franklin’s library, post office and fire department. We ask only that you believe that like-minded citizens can come together to build a progressive, enlightened future that respects the worth and dignity of every person. We believe that begins within each individual and each organization working in our community. So we ask a suspension of disbelief — imagine the impossible! It’s worth building.