Sustainable Development News

Fair Trade Movement Celebrates 25 Years

(3BL Media and Just Means)- It's been several months since I've written anything about the fair trade movement, but that's not because things aren't happening. In fact, it's the 25th anniversary of fair trade! A lot of positive things have changed and from my refreshed perspective, the fair trade movement seems to be collaborating, perhaps finally finding more common ground. Perhaps.

Roshan, the First Benefit Corporation in Afghanistan, Brings People and Hope Closer

(3BL Media, Just Means)- In 2003, Afghanis had no access to international telecommunications. To call family members or business contacts anywhere else in the world, they had no option but to cross the border into a neighboring country, a luxury in which most Afghanis could not afford.

New Fire and Safety Accord Protects Bangladesh Apparel Workers

(3BL Media/Just Means)- Bangladesh is the world's second largest garment producer. Apparel workers quickly produce cheaply made clothing in order to satiate the American, fast fashion addiction. But atypical of most addictions, it's the producer in this case-not the user- who continues to suffer the deathly repercussions of the drug: 1,136 deathly 'repercussions' in six months, to be exact.

Coca Cola is the David that the Slingshot Needs.



"The Slingshot is the little tool that David needs to defeat Goliath"—Dean Kamen.

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