Sunday, May 28, 2017

Consider your Conscience

Reader's Digest recommends you consider your conscience when drinking your coffee. 
"If you consider the "health" of your coffee as more than just what you're putting in your body, but also how your coffee beans are grown, picked, and get to you, Swinney suggests you're taking your coffee habit to a more beneficial level—not only for yourself, but for the world. "Drink clean and with a conscience. Choose fair trade or coffee with other certifications that help third-world farmers improve their living conditions. Give some thought to the packaging involved in single-serve coffee—it requires much more packaging and contains a larger carbon footprint for getting to the store."

Monday, May 22, 2017

Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle supports Catholic Relief Services and its work to shine a light on and put end to human trafficking and modern slavery. The candles are hand-poured by women refugees creating new lives for themselves and their families in the United States after loss of their home.
Prosperity Candle is an associate member of the World Fair Trade Organization, and a certified B-Corp recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability. It believes that equal opportunity for women around the world helps create a brighter future for all.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ethical clothes shopping at Whole Foods

I didn't think that my ethical clothes shopping would include Whole Foods. But I found just what I was looking for. Fair Trade and all.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Join the revolution!

Fair Trade is revolutionizing the fashion industry. They are taking a stand for the people who make our clothes. Improving their lives through safe, dignified working conditions, getting rid of harmful chemicals, and empowering workers. Join the revolution!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is everything we knew about sweatshops wrong?

Is everything we knew about sweatshops wrong? One economist says, "The misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all."

Friday, May 12, 2017

It's Fair Trade, mon!

The latest in the long line of Ben & Jerry's Fair Trade ice cream. Check it out, mon!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ethical Trade Workshop in San Jose

On April 29th, the Diocese of Oakland and San Jose conducted an Ethical Trade Workshop in San Jose. Larry Lauro gave the Keynote address on Spiritualized Thinking.
Ethical Trade Ambassadors Anne Maloney, Brendan Cunning and Bill Perry educated the group about ethical trade and give them the resources and information they will need to educate others and integrate ethical trade into their community. A great time was had by all. Yes, fair trade coffee and tea were served!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Trader Joe's

Just received Trader Joe's flyer and found 2 Fair Trade products, coffee and honey.