Issue #26
October 19, 2011

Moral Fibers: Ethical to a 'T'

The average salary in Haiti is less than $400 per year. In conditions of poverty like that, it’s necessary to make ends meet any way you can. You’d think making art wouldn’t be one of them. But you’d be wrong. Just ask Montreal, Canada-based business students Martin Weiss and Matthew Brightman. ... Read More

Your Pet's a Polluter

They’re terribly cute, very loyal, and a best friend to many. But even the sweetest pet can do a whole lot of harm to the environment. Pet toys, clothes, medicine and shampoos can cause major environmental and ethical problems, and I’ll talk about them all in a future blog. Right now though, let’s look at pet food and pet waste: two unavoidable facts of life when you own an animal. Both can impact the environment in negative ways, unless we take a thoughtful, greener approach to dealing w ... Read More

The Brits: Beating Us on Fair Trade

As explained in Ethical Ocean’s recent infographic, the British collectively purchased 20 percent more fair-trade certified products than did Americans ($1.2B versus $1B) in 2008. As someone who has ... Read More
Issue #26
October 19, 2011