Thank you to everyone: our Kickstarter Project was successful! Thank you to everyone who pledged for prints and paintings: your support was so very helpful. I hope you are enjoying the artwork. And to our adventurous solar air heater builders: your pre-orders were so very important.
Those special DIY backers will be receiving their Okapi Systems very shortly as we finally smooth out the last tiny legal details of our electronic product distribution abilities. We have been so very thankful for the kind patience.
We, ourselves, have been quite frustrated about how long it has taken to figure out all these details, but they make the process a difficult and meandering one for a very good reason: consumer safety! None of us want some dangerous person soldering electronic products in their basement and selling them on the internet without them being checked-over by officials and standards agencies to ensure they are safe for use, meant for their intended use, and comprised of safe and certified components. So the long certifications, standards and guidelines process, though frustrating, is something for which we should all be grateful!
The winter was busy and oh so quick: full of shovelling snow, cross-country skiing, working with CSA, learning about the sale of electronics products, making our company website, writing proposals and applications, some research and development projects and lots of family time… Check out the new website: www.greenhillenvirotechnologies.com. The next major addition will be coming soon: our Purchase page: where you can make an order, pay for it and have your Okapi System delivered to you right away! Very exciting times….
We are getting more involved with our community: next week is the local NSCC (Nova Scotia Community College) Entrepreneurship Conference. We have been invited to give a short workshop about how to pitch a good idea, and tell our personal tales of becoming entrepreneurs. Visit our social media sites to learn more: the entire day’s events are open and free for the public as well!
Happy Spring, Environmentalists!
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