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Lenten Journey In The Sonoran

Stan Duncan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Stan Duncan

Traveling with an interfaith fair trade organization, we studied coffee and marketing for churches in the states. While there, I met the families of two young people. They would have been about 19 when I was there. Their parents had been growing corn and beans and coffee in that region for a hundred years. However, in 1989 that changed.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

Climate Change Threatens Billion Dollar Valentine Tree

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year on Valentine's Day consider, for just one moment, where that scrumptious chocolate came from, and you might be surprised to know that it is ...

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Controversial Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, inc...

TCHO: San Francisco's Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory (VIDEO)

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
GloboMaestro

Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate -- and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.

Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The global microfinance industry realized a significant and long-awaited goal this week with the introduction of Client Protection Certification as pr...

Leading the Deliberate Life

Fay Johnson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Fay Johnson

Does it really matter if you recycle that plastic bottle? Does it matter where you buy your clothes or where they are made? Does taking public transit really make a difference? If you believe that our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, it does.

Trade That Hurts

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If America can't manufacture No. 2 pencils, how long will it be before it can't manufacture ballistic missiles? Maybe that's the pitchfork manufacturing workers need to prod politicians to deal with middle class job uncertainty.

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Fair Trade

Intent | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Intent

Fair trade is a term we often hear thrown around when it comes to coffee, tea, produce and even diamonds. What does it mean, though, and how much difference does buying fair-trade food and products really make?

7 Fair Trade Gifts For The Do-Gooder

Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact

This year, opt for a fair trade gift as the perfect present for that perfect do-gooder in your life. Fair trade crafts, which ensure artisans acros...

Fair Trade Palm Oil From Ghana: The Difference Fair Trade Makes

David Bronner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
David Bronner

By asking ourselves critical questions about where ingredients like palm oil come from and under what conditions they are produced, we transcend the pattern of passive exploitative consumption that is destroying communities and ecosytems around the world.

5 Ways To Ensure Your Halloween Chocolate Is Conflict Free

Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact

As you stock up on sweets for your local trick-or-treaters, make sure no child was put at risk to produce the chocolates you hand out. According t...

How Much Do You Know About Where Your Halloween Candy Comes From?

Kristen Howerton | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

My family is breaking up with commercial chocolate, or buying fair trade. I hope you will, too.

Disruptive Women Entrepreneurs

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

In the first hour that I met my other co-finalists for the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards here in Paris, I knew this experience would be a precious life memory to look back on.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama And Romney Spar On China, Trade Despite Similar Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks left before the November election, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trea...

After the Rain, Harvesting Olives in the Holy Land

Jacob Wheeler | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Jacob Wheeler

Traveling around Palestine between the middle of October until mid-November, one notices the terraces and fields filled with families gathered to pick and picnic under the shades of their olive groves.

Oppression into Opportunity: How Ethical Shopping Can Hold Up Half the Sky

Francine LeFrak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Often times their world is not easy, having to travel full days to Nairobi to buy beads not even made in Africa, rather imported from the Czech Republic.

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

GAIAM TV | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
GAIAM TV

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

Fair Trade in Africa Moves From Food to Fashion

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Yuliya Neyman

The idea of fair trade as a development tool is old news. But, last week's extension of the fabric provision of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has brought into focus a whole new way of doing it.

New Internet Plug-In Blocks Out Clothing Products Made By Child Laborers

Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact

You can now add to your online cart knowing that you're not adding to the global problem of child labor. A recently-launched internet plug-in calle...

Fight Poverty In Your Underwear!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

One Texas woman wants you to be able to fight poverty before you even put any clothes on. When Tara Smith came home from volunteering with the Pea...

Killer Bees or the Sweet Life: How Fair Trade Is Paving the Way Out of Poverty in Uganda

Chris Bashinelli | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Chris Bashinelli

If not for fair trade, entrepreneurs like Kibwana would have trouble taking the first leap into business. In a region where poverty and malnutrition paint the landscape, fair trade has changed the game.

Energy Fair Trade

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeannie E. Javelosa

If tangible fair trade movement is about making sure each party gets a fair share of their payment for the commodity, then energetic fair trade means each party must also get a balanced and fair share of the energies being sent out and received.

Fair Trade: A Utopian Concept Surviving in a Dystopian World

Odelia Kaly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Throw your metaphorical corporate life out of the proverbial window and start afresh by sustaining the earth and its inhabitants. This is change we can believe in.

What the Candidates Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It is critical to remember that we do not operate in a vacuum; we are in an international competition for manufacturing market share. Other countries engage in competitive efforts to attract manufacturing, whether it consists of our own, or their own, companies.