Waylon Lewis, feeling generous, invests $6 million in Mix1.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 3, 2009
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Natural Products Tycoon Waylon Lewis, who invented Crocs, Izze, the bicycle, Celestial Seasonings, founded Whole Foods and Tesla Motors—all by the age of 26—has announced that he will not seek reelection as Colorado’s Governor in 2010, stating that “Colorado may be home to Boulder, Paper Bird, Watercourse, Shambhala Mountain Center, unparalleled natural beauty, hot springs and a bunch of 14ers—but unless we annex Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska, we probably won’t have the centralzied power we need to force green, efficient technology and free, fair healthcare on the rest of our great nation within the next six months—the deadline set by Lester Brown, my idol, for turning our society around and avoiding catastrophic climate change.”

In other news, Waylon Lewis Enterprises, LLC, threw $6 million at Mix1, a natural alternative to the health drinks that athletes and grandparents everywhere drink, saying, “now, dance, Monkey, and make me some more money.”


Then, Waylon Lewis woke up, and discovered that he was still poor, his bike’s brakes were broke, and that he hadn’t paid his mortgage…but that he lived in an awesome town, had a lot of good friends (and 10,000 twitter followers), a sweet mutt, and could go climbing at the Spot or do yoga at the Yoga Workshop any ol’ time he pleased.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Waylon Lewis, feeling generous, invests $6 million in Mix1.”

  1. haha … awesome. I woke up this morning (yes this morning) dreaming of creating a site that would help get the entirety of Boulder off the grid by 2020. Then I realized that it'd have to be a pretty amazing website to do that and I'm kinda busy at the moment. Maybe next week?

  2. Yeah, exactly: our greatness will wait a week! Kevin, we're hosting a City Council debate with New Era on Oct 12 at Fox, can you make that date?

  3. FelixBodhi says:

    Waylon! You gotta cut out the ganja before bedtime, bro!

  4. You can count me in (I also RSVP'd with Fenberg) … can't wait.