You Ought to Wrap those Gifts…Ethically

Still in the spirit of Gift Giving, let’s take it to a new level. The finer details is what it’s better described as and not for the weak at heart. The wrapping paper. You put in so much effort to make it look tidy, straight and folded neatly to only have it ripped to shreds…

The Fine Metals in your Electronics. Conflict Minerals – I’m also conflicted.

Conflict Minerals is defined as: “Minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses…” (SourceIntelligence). These include: Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten (3Ts) and Gold. They are found within cars, some sports equipment, electronics and jewelry.The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a mineral-rich country in Central Africa. The issue behind it is simply violence.…

About that furrrr…Ms. Cruella de Vil

How far do you go to say whether anything fur related is ethical? On one side, it’s animal cruelty, which usually consist of those who are compassionate animal lovers or prefer not to purchase such items. On the other side, we have the negligent, apathetic and/or plain fashion lovers. There’s many sides to take on this topic!…

Old News Can Be Good News: Unilever – Sustainable Sourcing

I love it when videos have such happy music playing in the background as they’re talking about something good. It just puts you in a better mood and engages the audience more. Unilever, in this short 2 minute clip from 2013, promotes their first product, which has an ingredient that is sourced sustainable and the impact…

The Concept of a Farmers’ Market is Questionable!

Farmers Market, as per Google: noun. a food market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery products directly to consumers. Walking in St.Jacobs, Waterloo, Ontario – not only do you see local pastries and food, you tend to see deals such as $5 for 5 boxes of strawberries.…