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Top Ten Ways to Buy Fair Trade



“Fair Trade” refers to the way products are grown or manufactured. Fair Trade principles ensure that: * laborers are paid a decent wage for their work * children have not been forced into abusive labor practices * farmers use sustainable agricultural practices that minimize pesticide use and promote soil and water conservation, and manufacturers generally reduce use […]

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Water. Use it Wisely.



Did you make a cup of tea or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this post? You probably could have, given the easy acess most of us have to clean water. One person of every three on the planet today isn't nearly so fortunate, according to the International Water Management Institute, […]

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Dig Dirt Like Michelle Obama!



  Michelle Obama is planting an organic garden at the White House today. If the nation's first lady can dig dirt, can't you? What better way to get fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables and herbs? Plus, you can't beat the price. For a couple of dollars in seeds, you can enjoy an entire summer's worth of crops. In fact, […]

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Purple Rice? Orange Chocolate? Vanilla Sugar?



If your mouth isn't watering yet, it should be. These foods, produced by Alter Eco, the Fair Trade food company, are not your run-of-the-mill staples. Their exotic flavors and textures transform mundane meals into delicious dining experiences you'll want to repeat over and over again. What makes them so special? Taste, for one. The full natural […]

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Ten reasons why you should eat less meat



You don't need to be a complete vegetarian for your diet to help protect the planet. Just eat less meat. Here's why: 1.  Save the rainforest. World Wildlife Fund estimates that, every year, an area of the world's rain forests larger than the state of New York is destroyed to create grazing land. In latin […]

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