Thank you for attending the 11th Annual Green Gifts Fair! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Climate Café: Conversing Toward a Cleaner World

Felicia Parsons Do It Green! Minnesota Climate cafés are a relatively new offshoot of the café discussion movement, which takes its inspiration from philosophical discussion groups tracing their ancestry as far back as Plato and Socrates. Recognizing that it is too easy for people to become disconnected from their community-particularly if …

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Cradle to Grave: The Life of Plastic Bags

ReuseIt.com Printed with permission from author Well over a billion single-use plastic bags are given out for free each day in the world. But as the old adage says, nothing comes for free. Here are some facts to illustrate the actual costs paid by our environment and society for the …

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Compra comida a granel y comida de productores locales

Brooke Owen Translator ¿Sabes cuándo se cosechó la manzana que comiste, o de dónde son los champiñones, o cuántas millas ha recorrido la cerveza hasta llegar a tu boca? ¡Si supieras la verdad! Algunas variedades de manzanas más populares son tratadas con químicos para que puedan ser vendidas un año …

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The Fair Trade Movement – Coffee and Beyond

Wedge co-op newsletter Reprinted with permission From around the world, we hear heart-wrenching stories about mistreated and abused workers who earn meager wages. Or worse, we hear about millions of children sold into servitude or forced to work in unsafe conditions for pittance wages to contribute to their family’s survival. …

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Compassionate Consumerism

Lark Weller Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability Gandhi believed that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Sadly, everywhere we turn we see consumer products that have been tested on helpless animals. As many people struggle …

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