10 Principles of Fair Trade

by Derek VanDyke 28. October 2012 12:04


Fair Trade is a term often used in the marketplace, but the average consumer is still unaware of what this really means.  The following 10 principles of Fair Trade are promoted by the World Fair Trade Organization.  For a full description of these ten principles you can visit the World Fair Trade Organization Web site.

Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers

Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability

Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices

Principle Four: Payment of a Fair Price

Principle Five: Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor

Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association

Principle Seven: Ensuring Good Working Conditions

Principle Eight: Providing Capacity Building

Principle Nine: Promoting Fair Trade

Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment


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World Water Day 2013 - United Nations International year of Water Cooperation

by Derek VanDyke 12. October 2012 10:32

Every 22nd day in March is World Water Day.  This event started out in 1993 and has grown into a worldwide event.  The goal of this important event is simple - to raise awareness of the challenges facing water managment in light of the increase demand for water access.


At Green Benefits we urge you to take the time and educate yourself about the water issues facing the United States.  Poor water quality, drought, and water shortages are real issues in many parts of our country and will threaten our food and water supply.  Do your part and participate in the 2013 World Water Day Celebration and help educate your community about water issues at home and abroad.


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Soil to Sky - Nourishing the Planet

by Derek VanDyke 10. October 2012 11:12

Another great infographic from Nourishing the Planet.  This graphic titled "Soil to Sky: of agroecology  versus industrial agriculture" by the Christian Fund tells the story how we can feed the world without destroying our natural resources.  As the old saying goes - a picture is worth a thousand words.  Enjoy the picture and and think about how we will feed our planet now and into the future.


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One World One Ocean

by Derek VanDyke 9. October 2012 10:32

Check out this great infographic from One World One Ocean.  Please share this graphic and consider doing your part in helping preserve our oceans for future generations.  Consider using a high quality resuable water bottle or reusable shopping tote.  Together we can make a difference.

One World One Ocean is a great organization with the goal of inspiring people to protect our world oceans.  The ocean is our life support system.  They generate most of the oxygen we breath, regulates our climate and provides us with the food we eat.  Our oceans are in danger and need our help.  

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