Earth911 Podcast, Nov. 8, 2018: Fair Trade Gold and Ethical Jewelry’s Deepest Questions

Marc Choyt, the founder of Reflective Jewelry, talks with Earth911 …

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Former Barista Tells Starbucks: Brew More Fair Trade Coffee

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Sam Greenblatt liked working for Starbucks—he thought the company treated its employees well. But when he learned that Starbucks offers 100-percent fair trade-certified coffee and espresso at its stores in Europe, he …

Should The Law Put Mother Nature First?

From making ecocide a criminal offense to giving animals their own legal public defenders, TreeHugger has often explored the notion of how and how far the law should recognize the rights of our non-human neighbors. Over at Permaculture Magazine, envi…

Why My Swiffer is the Least of Our Worries: Prioritization Matters

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The other day I was cleaning our floors with a Swiffer, musing on how it probably wasn’t the greenest option out there, and beating myself up for choosing convenience over ecolo…

New Report Accuses Natural Foods Marketers of "Cereal Crimes"

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Are they stealing your money with false advertising claims?

Cornucopia just released a report, Cereal Crimes: How “Natural” Claims Deceive Consumers and Undermine the Organic Label–A Look Down the Cereal and G…

Ethical Rugs by GAN Make Any Space Cosy (Photo)

Today FEED, the international blogger meeting at the Valencia Design Week, took us on a pleasant visit to GAN, Gandia Blascos’ rug showroom. Laura Mora explained us how all their rugs are hand-made under fair-trade conditions in India with 100% natur…

Forget Abundance. Embrace Scarcity.

When I wrote about masturbation as an economic act (it really wasn’t as smutty as it sounds!), I warned against a scarcity mentality—arguing instead that we must embrace abundance, and learn to think beyond money to see the real wealth that is …

Plenitude Economics: Work Less, Play More, and Stop Screwing the Planet (Video)

From local investing in “everybody eats” restaurants, through slow business and the best vacation response ever, to a revival of simple low-impact living and DIY culture, the signs a…Read the full story on TreeHugger

PETA Confirms Porn Site Plans

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I can haz porn site now?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed, to HuffPo, that the animal advocacy organization will launch a

How to Balance Doing Good & Making Money

The other day I responded to reader criticisms of a clean energy pioneer based on the money he had made, arguing that to ramp up renewables we need to demonstrate financial success. Yet there is no doubt that material wealth and economic prosperity o…