Thursday, April 28, 2016

B Corp Certification

Instead of looking for products with Fair Trade certification seals, look to businesses with the B Corp certification. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is no milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards to improve environment, workers and community with accountability and transparency. There is a growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries The companies include Oliberte Limited (footwear), Yogi Tea US, New Seasons Market and Alter Eco.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Journey to Serendipol

Come along for the Journey to Serendipol - Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade and Organic Coconut Oil from Sri Lanka.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fair Trade and Stewardship of God’s Creation

“The concerns for non-violence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and care for our environment are of vital importance for humanity.”
-Pope Benedict XVI
Treating the environment with respect and ensuring that resources will be available for future generations is a core principle of fair trade. Fair trade means that we are good stewards of the planet by protecting both God’s people and the planet through our economic choices.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Picari - Ecuadorian Fair Trade Chocolate

Just returned from Ecuador, missing the devastating earthquake by 1 week, and found some delicious Fair Trade chocolate where the cocoa is produced there.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fair Trade Quinoa

Found Near East Fair Trade Certified™ Quinoa at my local Safeway. Sourcing Fair Trade means "empowering quinoa farming communities through additional investment that preserves the environment, ensures fair labor practices, and builds sustainable communities."