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An Estimated 62 Workers Will Die For Every Game Played in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Although Qatar was selected to host the World Cup in 2022, the host nation has been in the news for numerous human rights violations. From the maltreatment of the migrant workers who have been tasked …

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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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Thank You, MTV, For Treating Bruce Jenner Like a Human

A few weeks ago, Care2 member Julie Mastrine called out InTouch weekly for their insensitive and offensive coverage of former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner. The magazine's cover portrayed Jenner photos…

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Do You Know Where Your Old iPhone is Going?

The facts about electronic waste (e-waste) have left me quite flummoxed. Fifty million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2012—that’s 15 pounds per person on the planet. Even more crazy is …

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4 Ways to Help Raise Awareness for World Water Week

Two and a half times the number of people that live in the U.S. don't have access to clean water! Millions of women and children in the developing world spend hours daily—walking up to six miles—t…

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The Dirty Side of Cotton

Conventional cotton isn't "The Fabric of Our Lives," though industry group America's Cotton Producers and Importers have spent big bucks to make us think this is the case. Wait a sec! Cotton is a …

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Fashion Photos Against Social Injustice (Slideshow)

Style Quotidien, an online fashion magazine, recently released a new photo series focused on the disconnect between wealthy consumers and third world factory workers. The series, "Balance of Power," …

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Obese Man Loses Custody of His Children

This morning I read the story about an Ottawa man who lost his children in a custody battle, at least in part due to his weight.  While the name of the man has not been released, according to The Glob…

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