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Roozt is Back!

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
What’s up Roozters!Roozt is back and better than ever. 

Featuring the world’s sexiest cause-related brands and products all under one roof, the new Roozt lets you DiscoverShop, and Share the hottest and most inspiring companies at the click of a button.  Roozt saves you time and money by letting you browse multiple brand’s products and deal catalogues in one streamline shopping experience. 

Earn points for discovering new brands, making purchases, and sharing with your friends. The more points you earn, the better the prizes and discounts you unlock.  

Being a Roozter now means that you will never again sacrifice how you look for how you want to feel. 

So check out the new Roozt and take the pledge to bring sexy back to giving back today! 

Inspire & Be Inspired,  

Brent Freeman

Founder / CEO  

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Here at Roozt, we are sipping our free Earth Day Starbucks coffee from reusable mugs and enjoying the lovely sunshine. We know that it is the small changes in our lifestyle that can make all the difference! So we invite you to join us in Earth Day celebrations.

Here are some basic tips to get your started… But think outside the (recyclable) box!

1. Fill a bowl with cold water and wash fruit and vegetables this way, instead of letting water from a faucet run over them.

2. Arrange furniture to take advantage of natural light from windows. Place desks and reading chairs next to windows to cut down on the need and use of supplemental, artificial light during the day.

3. Configure your printer to print on both sides of the paper!

4. Bring your own bags to the supermarket. Not only are you saving plastic, but reusable grocery bags are usually bigger and sturdier, anyway.

5. Hit the light switch when you walk out of the room!

6. Turn off the oven ten to fifteen minutes before cooking time runs out; don’t worry, food will continue to cook without using the extra electricity.

7. Pay as many bills as possible online to reduce paper use.

8. Fix those leaky faucets.

9. Limit the time you spend in the shower to just a few minutes.

10. Turn off your computer when you’re not using it (even setting it to “sleep” mode still uses power).

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ROOZT EARTH DAY PROMO – tell us how you’re celebrating Earth Day!

1. Go to facebook.com/rooztdeals and post on our wall what you’re doing for Earth Day. No action is too big or too small: be creative, have fun, and be green! (Bonus points for uploaded pictures and/or tagging “@Roozt.com” on your own Facebook wall)

2. As a reward, we will be giving away (1) $40 Roozt.com gift card for the most impressive action, as well as (3) $10 Roozt.com gift cards for the top 3 people with the most voted “likes” on their Earth Day posts or pictures!

3. So spread the word, tell your friends to help you win, and get green! We’ll be accepting posts through next Friday the 29th.

Springtime Egg Hunt Giveaway!

Posted: April 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

The weather’s warming, the sun’s shining, and it’s time to have some fun! Get your Egg Hunt on, this week only.

How it works: we’re going to post 1 trivia question on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/RooztDeals) on M, W, F. Each question has to do with the current deal, and the answer can be found on our homepage at www.Roozt.com.

Send your answer, along with your mailing address, to promo@roozt.com. Next week, 5 lucky winners will receive a “golden egg” in the mail with a Roozt.com gift card inside! Gift card values range from $10-$40, good for any Roozt.com purchase. Even better than the chocolate-filled eggs you got as a kid, huh?

5 different gift card values, 5 chances to win!

As children, we are all taught about photosynthesis: the process by which leaves convert sunlight and water into energy. This almost-magical process is the reason we have beautiful fields of flowers, lush forests… It is the foundation of all things natural.

Photo courtesy of Deshow.net

Yet, scientists have found a way to replicate this natural process and create artificial “leaves” that use the same ingredients to create electricity.

In the developed world, one of the things we often take for granted is electricity. It powers our homes, phones, laptops… just about everything! It is hard to imagine life without it.

Unfortunately, over a quarter of the world’s population lives without any source of electricity.  This staggering statistic hinders the economic development of many people around the world.

Can you imagine how limiting it is to not have electricity? Children are unable to read books after sunset, entire communities have no means of communication, and even necessities like water must be fetched from far-away places as there is no electricity to pump it out of the ground.

Are artificial leaves the solution to these problems?

This exciting discovery can be used to generate electricity for homes in developing countries, even in remote areas that are not on the electric grid. This is great news for places that get sunlight year round!

So how exactly do these artificial leaves work? While they don’t exactly resemble a real leaf, the process through which they create energy is very similar to the naturally occurring process of photosynthesis. They are about the size of a playing card, and can be placed in a bucket of water and left out in the sun.

Photo courtesy of EarthEasy

This means that virtually anyone with access to water can use it to create electricity! And you might be wondering, just how much electricity can these leaves make… Each one can generate enough electricity to power an entire home for a day!

Here at Roozt, we are very excited about all the possibilities that people in the developing world could have with access to a cheap, clean source of power! Who knows, maybe one day we will all be using artificial leaves to power our own homes…

-GB with Roozt.com

How could light bulbs and coffee possibly be related? Well, they are both making headlines with connection to global warming… and your choice in light bulbs might just affect how you start off your mornings.

"Lightbulb" image courtesy of Matthew Hardingham

Are you a coffee connoisseur? Do you need a cup o’ Joe to start off your day? If so, you will likely be saddened by the fact that heat waves and unpredictable rain in Latin America have destroyed much of this year’s harvest. The culprit? Global warming.

Few countries in the world have the right climate to grow coffee, and it doesn’t take rocket science to see that a drastic change in the rain patterns poses a serious danger to coffee production. This will mean a lower supply of quality coffee beans this year, and maybe even rising prices at your local coffee shop. Better stock up on it while it’s there!

While you are shopping around for coffee, you may also notice some changes in the light
bulbs being sold at the store. The good news:  law makers are working hard to brighten your day, by passing stricter
regulations to increase the efficiency of light bulbs, so you can get more light with less energy. Small
changes like this can make a big difference, and potentially help stop climate change! Something coffee
and tea enthusiasts alike can celebrate.

-GB with the Roozt Crew

Over two months have passed since we made our New Year’s Resolutions. Sure, we may have pledged ambitious undertakings, like remembering to feed the pet fish every day or that ever popular, getting in shape resolution. Hopefully, you are still on track for both.

But even if you find that you haven’t been as good about following your original plans, fear not. With Earth Day just around the corner, you have the opportunity to take action and Pledge an Act of Green! Join over 45 million people around the world to make this Earth Day a success.

And as you continue working on that original New Year’s Resolution of getting in shape, consider cutting down on more than just a jean size – consider decreasing your Eco Footprint as well. Next time you are shopping around, think about your size – the size of your footprint.

Whether you’re looking for a shirt or shoes, take the time to consider your impact, and make educated consumer decisions with your purchases. We always talk about impact on the planet, but what does that really mean? How are our actions directly affecting Mother Earth? Are you living a sustainable lifestyle? Use this interactive Earth Day Network Footprint Calculator to calculate your impact on the planet!

We, here at Roozt.com, are dedicated to helping you, the savvy, socially-responsible consumer, keep up with this resolution. Consider some of our featured companies, who take your Eco Footprint very seriously. Whether you are in need of actual footwear (in which case Indosole’s reused rubber sole flip flops got you covered) or if you want to welcome spring with other fun accessories like scarves or tote bags, be sure to stay up to date on all of our Daily Deals! Because shopping and social responsibility were meant to go together.

— GB at Roozt.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2011) – As a result of the partnership between Roozt.com and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a group of 35 students in a 10th grade class at Downtown Magnets High School are out to change the world through business.

Specially selected to take part in the first ever Social Venture Competition, this inspiring group of 14- and 15-year-olds are learning the fundamentals of starting their own business, through the lens of social entrepreneurship.

As part of the year-long curriculum, each student will write a business plan about their social venture, from concept statement to financial projections, and pitch their plan to a panel of experienced social entrepreneurs and investors from the Greater Los Angeles community.

The students are working on creative business plans from their unique perspectives – ones that have a positive impact on the community with a wide range of inspiring projects, including everything from channeling artistic talents of graffiti artists to eliminating abuse towards women and girls.

The winner of the competition will receive a Social Venture Launch Kit – courtesy of Roozt.com and its corporate partner, MyCorporation.com.  The Launch Kit includes Free LLC or incorporation filing, TAX ID number, business consultation, customized business documents, and a free domain website.  Roozt.com and MyCorporation.com created the Social Venture Launch Kit with the intent to help the Grand Prize winner eliminate the primary barriers in launching their business.

With both organizations so firmly entrenched in doing good within their surrounding communities, the partnership seemed a natural fit. Roozt.com empowers and enables the success of social entrepreneurs through it’s a daily deal site, offering 80% off products that are socially responsible and meet Roozt.com’s Eco-friendly, Ethical, Humanitarian, and Community-Conscious standards.

NFTE encourages at-risk students to start their own business, teaching entrepreneurship classes within low-income areas around the nation. To date, NFTE has worked with over 350,000 students, giving them all the education and tools they need to succeed.

Brent Freeman, CEO and Co-Founder of Roozt.com, realizes the importance for a company to not solely focus in making a profit, but to build social responsibility into the core of the business model, and finds it critical to encourage others to do the same. “We need to make social responsibility a fore-thought instead of an after-thought in the way business is done,” Freeman explains. “This is truly the future of business in the 21st century, and today’s younger generation understand and appreciate that.”

Freeman instructs the NFTE classroom in Downtown Los Angeles each week, providing a real-world perspective and guidance to the students as they develop their Social Venture Competition models.