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The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria's economy? 15.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An innovative start-up is leveraging the original ingredient in Coca-Cola to kickstart sustainable development in the country.
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Column: Fast fashion is cheap, wasteful and hurting the planet — and you can stop it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Did you know it takes 5,000 gallons of water to make a T-shirt and jeans? Patt Morrison talks with Dana Thomas about her book "Fashionopolis."

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Fox Anchor Calls Out Viewer Asking Where He 'Came From': 'This Country Looks Like You And Me' 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If you must ask where I come from, perhaps you should remind yourself of who this country belongs to."
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Watch Al Franken Grill Trump’s New Labor Chief for Promoting Sweatshops 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta will be replaced on an acting basis by Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella.   As Mother Jones reported in 2017, after reviewing hundreds of pages of billing records and emails, Pizzella worked in the late 1990s with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to […]
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Amazon tries to prove it’s not a Dickensian workhouse 11.7.2019 LA Times: Business

You can identify companies’ sore spots by what gets them angry.

Last week, the executive in charge of Amazon.com Inc.’s logistics operation tweeted a rebuttal to a television show. Comedian John Oliver had devoted one of his trademark scathing and hilarious HBO segments to the working conditions...

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How social entrepreneur Safia Minney is designing responsible sourcing into the fashion industry 28.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The founder of People Tree chats about how sustainable materials and a growing awareness of human rights are redesigning the apparel industry.
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Are you ready for Fair Trade … plastics? 13.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new project from The Body Shop aims to ensure informal plastic recyclers who live below the poverty line have sustainable livelihoods.
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She Injured Herself Working at Amazon. Then The Real Nightmare Began. 19.3.2019 Mother Jones
The Amazon fulfillment facility in Eastvale, California, was gearing up for its annual onslaught of holiday orders in October 2016 when Andrea appeared for her first day of work. A creative child from a working-class Latino family, Andrea dreamed of becoming an English teacher. With her job at Amazon, she hoped she could work and […]
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How Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is furnishing a better planet 14.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is furnishing a better planet
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The Environmental Impact of Cannabis Cultivation 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As conscious consumerism enters the cannabis world, purchasing decisions may be based more on fair trade and regenerative farming than on orange hairs and THC percentage. With legalization taking hold, the industry has shifted from trying to protect people from the police to trying to protect small businesses from the behemoths that are inevitably entering the cannabis space.

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Trump Is Right About China Trade 3.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Small manufacturing can thrive on a level playing field.
Nike Tells Kaepernick: Just Do It 7.9.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) A Nike store billboard in San Francisco on September 5, 2018 On September 3, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed a multi-year advertising deal with Nike—a move that could both legitimatize Kaepernick’s racial justice activism, but also paper over the company’s shoddy human rights record. The deal makes Kaepernick, who has remained an unsigned free agent since 2016, a face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Nike will unveil a new product line of Kaepernick clothing, including a shoe and a T-shirt. It will also donate to Kaepernick’s  “Know Your Rights”  campaign that instructs young people—particularly in communities of color—in how to deal with law enforcement officials. I admire Kaepernick as an athlete and as a courageous political activist who in 2016  catalyzed a movement  with his bold act of taking a knee during the national anthem prior to NFL games. Trump has tried to twist the protest as being against the anthem and against the military, but ...
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Workers' co-ops in Canada gaining power, voice and stability 22.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar For the past year few months, I have been following the story of Glitter Bean Café in Halifax. Baristas have helped build a unionized co-operative, with SEIU Local 2 as the union. The Glitter Bean is a café, a safe space for LGBTQ youth in Halifax, and a part of the baristas working to improve their lives and those of others.   Their struggle started in 2013 when baristas working for Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op , one of Canada's first fair trade workers' co-operatives, started their fight for unionization. In 2017, Just Us! then sold its Halifax locations to another company called Smiling Goat, which was found to have not paid employees and suppliers. After Smiling Goat moved to shut down all six of its cafés, the former Smiling Goat baristas worked with allies and the union to start Glitter Bean . Their campaign is an illustrative story about working with both unions and the co-op model to stand for your values, improve your workplace, save your job and have a voice at work.      One of ...
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How Dr. Bronner's is cleaning up its agricultural supply chain 13.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Dr. Bronner's may have a crunchy reputation, but it also has a down-to-earth focus on regenerative agriculture.
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U.S., Europeans Agree to Resolve Trade Differences 26.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
President Trump declared a “new phase” in the relationship between the U.S. and the European Union, agreeing to hold off on proposed car tariffs and work with the EU to resolve their dispute over metals duties.
Zero Tariffs? There's a Precedent 24.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
If Trump is serious about free and fair trade, he should follow the example of Caterpillar in 1988.
5 in 5: Soccer drama, driving your own sweatshop, and beautiful Bach 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every week on MPR News with Kerri Miller, we recommend 5 things to see, read, or experience. This week, we have a podcast, a mini-golf course and a Bach partita on saxophone.
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The 7 times Macron sounded a lot like Obama during his speech to Congress 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The 7 times Macron sounded a lot like Obama during his speech to Congress
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There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain 20.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many consumer-facing companies with recognizable brands are taking action, but companies lower down in the supply chain are not, a new Stanford University study finds.
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Authentically handmade? How to know amid mass production 24.1.2018 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu temple floral offerings, help craft scarves for Eileen Fisher and Anthropologie. Baskets hand-woven in Rwanda are part of the home decor collection at Macy's....
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