Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ecke Poinsettia Polar Bears





These awesome polar bears were made with 10,000 Ecke poinsettias and are on display at The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

The white “Polar Bear” poinsettias have an important message to promote awareness of polar bears and the loss of their sea ice habitat to climate change. Ecke Ranch is donating a portion of the proceeds from each poinsettia cutting sold to Polar Bears International (PBI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of polar bears through research and education. This event serves as the official launching pad for Ecke’s “Pay-it-Forward for Polar Bears” campaign which benefits PBI.

www.polarbearsinternational.org
www.ecke.com

15 comments:

  1. COOL. I wish Ecke would do that for Encinitas.

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  2. Gotta love Pauls hat. Makes him look like a farmer (or Gomer Pyle).

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  3. Hey 9:50

    Shut your pie hole!

    The Ecke family over the years has given far more to Encinitas than any other.

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  4. Anon2:41- I don't think Anon9:50 was attacking the Ecke's. Just wishing something like the bear could be done for Encinitas. Quite an innocent comment.

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  5. You don't measure generosity in absolute terms. One's generosity is measured in terms of ones means. The most generous people I know in San Diego are not very wealthy.

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  6. Would love to have similar poinsettia art at the library! Just beautiful.

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  7. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Gorgeous flower sculpture and for a good cause.

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  8. It is so amazing to me that these are poinsettias, and they come from one of our own native sons and daughters, the Ecke Family. I would love it if next year we could somehow convince the Ecke's to do something on a smaller scale here in Encinitas.
    Happy Holidays to all of you. May your lives be filled with love, joy and much happiness each and every day. It is my great privilege to know some of you, and I will hopefully meet more of you next year.

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  9. Ok Dr. Lorri enough kissing my ass....just run for council and lets make some change for the better.


    I can pretty much guarantee that you will have the Leucadia vote...

    just figure out how to win New Encinitas and Olivenhain and you will be a winner fora better Encinitas!

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  10. you don't think these were grown here? These were grown his his central America operations.

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  11. If they weren't grown here that is too bad. I still think they're beautiful, and the Ecke's deserve some credit. As I said before, I am not running for Council, so I don't have to kiss anyone I don't want to kiss. Happy Holidays to all of you, including all of the anonymous posters.

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  12. Dr. Lorri-

    Please reconsider. Encinitas needs bright caring logical people on Council.

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  13. Ecke ranch does not grow poinsettias anymore. They grow the cuttings which they sell to other operations. The white poinsettias were grown in California.

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  14. The post at 9:45 am doesn't make sense. Cuttings are grown at the ranches in Guatemala. Cuttings can be imported into the US and other countries. Finished plants in pots with soil are prohibited. The finished plants were grown in the US.

    Cuttings have always been the biggest part of the Ecke business. This part of the business is now outside the US. Here's a link to an article about Ecke Guatemala:

    http://www.lahora.com.gt/notas.php?key=59855&fch=2009-12-14

    Copy and paste the complete link, then use google translate if you don't read Spanish. In Mexico the poinsettia is called "flor de nochebuena." The Guatemala article calls it "pascua." Google doesn't always translate it correctly. The word can mean Easter, as well Christmas. The article says 1.5 million cuttings are produced daily and sent to more than 50 countries.

    Now that's a lot of production lost in Encinitas.

    The potted plants are grown all over the US by many different greenhouse operations and mostly sold locally. Ecke Encinitas only grows a tiny fraction of the potted poinsettias sold in the US.

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  15. Sheesh! More of this global warming pseudoscience, ahem, I mean "consensus science"? Is there anyone anywhere not promoting/profiting from this ad hoc GW propoganda? The emperor has no clothes, guys. And he's shivering.

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