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13 February 2012
Until recently, for coffee to be certified fair trade, it had to be produced by a democratically run co-ooperative. But Fair Trade USA is opening the fair trade market to other types of producers, including the big coffee plantations, in a bid to double U.S. sales for fair trade producers by 2015....
31 January 2012
According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent more than $2.2 billion on cosmetics in 2010. Women use makeup; men, aftershaves and colognes… Although beauty products may promise confidence, they don't always respect basic environmental rules. To begin with, cosmetic manufacturers rely on...
Geste - Cosmétiques écologiques
31 January 2012
There's only one problem with a romantic evening in front of a wood fire: air pollution. When wood burns, dozens of hazardous tozins are released into the air, including fine particles, carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds.  These substances –...
Actu - Saviez vous que... Feu vert
30 January 2012
At the recent International Furnishing Show in Germany, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade introduced a new type of furniture with dual FSC and Fairtrade labels. The wood, mainly from Bolivia, Chili and Honduras, is grown in forests managed according to strict ecological, social and...
18 January 2012
When the city of Laval learned that most of the food we buy travels an average of 2600 km "from field to table," it decided to do something about it, by teaming up with Equiterre and local food co-op Saveurs de Laval to help institutional food services access fresh fruit and vegetables...
Actu - Des fruits et légumes locaux dans les institutions lavalloises
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