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Linking Economic and Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th April, 2012 | No Comments

Women in the Acholi quarter in Uganda receive a reliable monthly payment for their beads. Photo Courtesy of Project Have Hope.In honor of Earth Day, the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores are excited to offer a special giveaway. Find out about that plus why planting a tree is not enough to call it an (Earth) day.

This Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and Shop Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th April, 2011 | 4 Comments

smiling-planet-earth-cartoon-2-thumIn honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, San Francisco’s Global Exchange Store is highlighting exceptional examples of recycled and sustainably harvested goods. Fair Trade Certification does not only signify living wage standards for artisans worldwide, it also means that strict environmental regulations are in place. Fair trade discourages deforestation and the use of harmful chemicals, and encourages organic farming techniques, recycling post-consumer waste, the use of sustainably harvested natural materials, and the protection of natural resources.