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Shopping fair trade

Jake Fredericks April 19, 2014

Here’s a quick reference guide for when you’re hunting for establishments that offer fair trade foods, or are looking for some retailers that carry fair trade products. Compartes Chocolatier: If...

Decoding ‘fair trade’ and ‘free trade’

Jake Fredericks April 17, 2014

People typically encounter the terms free trade and fair trade when shopping for coffee, but the two practices are applicable to almost any sort of consumer product. Fair trade practices are characterized...

Don’t hesitate to go ‘green’

Julio Alberto Cruz May 9, 2011

If you don't like the terms going "green," eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, earth-friendly or any other way you spin it, it's simply judt about taking care of the environment and ourselves. It's...

So many organic, Fair Trade certification labels

Julio Alberto Cruz February 28, 2011

There has been a few friends, relatives, even strangers, asking me what type of certification label should they look for on products, like chocolates, coffee, energy bars, etc. It seems like an easy...

Getting to know your ‘green’ community businesses

Julio Alberto Cruz September 21, 2010

This past Sunday, the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first Sustainability Summit, providing several topics on going, being and moving to a ‘green’ lifestyle, but only as consumers but as...

Striving for 100% sustainability in shoes and our lifestyle

Julio Alberto Cruz September 7, 2010

When most people think about eco-friendly apparel they think that it isn’t fashionable or they just don’t know how the clothes are actually made. A couple months ago I was in San Luis Obispo...

Adding respect to the three R’s of the environment

Julio Alberto Cruz June 29, 2010

In the last five years, the market for eco-friendly products has never been better, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, according to Mintel International, a London-based...

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