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“Dark Side of Chocolate” Film Showing Coming Up

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 27th January, 2011 | 2 Comments

n331502629133_1212As Valentine’s Day approaches, lot’s of people have chocolate on the brain. Hopefully Fair Trade chocolate! This year, I decided to step up and host my own Dark Side of Chocolate film screening. Read why and when, plus how you too can host your own screening where you live.

Post-Consumer “Garbage” Gets Another Chance!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th January, 2011 | 1 Comment

clutch“People are so smart!” is something I often overhear at Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Store in San Francisco. As customers wander the store, I watch their sheer amazement in the “garbage” turned into beautifully hand-crafted gifts. By making creative consumer products out of post-consumer material, artisans world-wide are not only reducing their environmental footprint, but are also reminding us that it is possible to take things out of the waste stream and make profitable – and beautiful – products.