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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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Help Reduce Child Labor with Fair Trade Chocolate

Ah chocolate. One of life's glorious pleasures. But did you know the chocolate bar you're eating may have been produced with child slave labor? Yes, my friends, child slave labor in cocoa productio…

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8 Ways to Make Your Coffee (or Tea) Healthier

On its own coffee is packed with health-giving antioxidants, but it's rarely the health drink it could be thanks to the ways most people customize it (think: Starbuck's GMO-laden Pumpkin Latte). The s…

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5 Ways to Love the Earth on Valentine’s Day

While I have written about my general dissatisfaction with Valentine’s Day, I do know that the reality is that most of us will do something to commemorate Valentine’s Day, even if it is buying a box o…

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Want Organic, Hypoallergenic, Fair Trade Goods? They’re Easier to Find Than You’d Think

Online purveyor of natural, eco-friendly goods Abe's  Market recently introduced a comprehensive filtering system to help consumers understand more about what they are buying. Called "Abe's Qualiti…

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Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Fair Trade

My local coffee shop sells Fair Trade coffee. I love their coffee, but for a long time never gave much consideration to what that really meant. I knew it was “good,” but I wasn’t sure why. Fair T…

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10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

This October is the 9th annual Fair Trade Month. Throughout the month, ethically-minded consumers, retailers and brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. A variety of education events,…

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Fair Trade Chocolate: A Myth?

As February begins, red hearts and sappy cards crowd the shelves. But the question on my mind, as well as on the minds of many other conscious consumers is not which glittery red gift to purchase, but…

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How Ethical are Those Valentine’s Day Treats?

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? It feels like we just got done with holiday craziness! If you do the Valentine's Day thing, you're probably planning a date night or a …

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EcoChi: Ideas for Green Nesting this Winter

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! Was great to be back in the studio with a full crew and some extras! We got caught up a bit and talked …

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