We have organized an assortment of links that might be of interest to you.Partners
Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
BPI is a non profit working to educate manufacturers, consumers and legislator on scientifically based standards for compostable materials which biodegrade in commercial facilities. BPI also promotes the use and recovery of compostable materials through municipal composting. It also is the most widely recognaized certifier for compostable products and resins, which meet the ASTM D-6400 and ASTM D-6868 standards.
Styrophobia (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Distributor of World Centric products in Honolulu, Hawaii
Viv's Green Buying Group
Viv is a community of organizations who are uniting their purchasing power under the Viv umbrella in order to both reduce their eco-footprints and gain access to large discounts (up to 80% off) on green or sustainable products.
World Watch Institute
"The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization known around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Worldwatch research is the gold-standard for sustainability analysis for decision makers in government, civil society, business, and academia."
World Resources Institute
"The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives."
"Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future."
"Oxfam International seeks increased worldwide public understanding that economic and social justice are crucial to sustainable development. We strive to be a global campaigning force promoting the awareness and motivation that comes with global citizenship while seeking to shift public opinion in order to make equity the same priority as economic growth."
"IDEX promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to locally-run organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America."
"Global Exchange takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years working for international human rights, we realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from currency to community. As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world."
Transition Palo Alto
A network of individuals and groups in Palo Alto, California, committed to 1) building community 2) encouraging local resilience to cope with peak oil 3) reducing carbon emissions to cope with climate change.
Culinary Education: All About Fair Trade
The fair trade food movement involves social and market advocacy that aims to promote improved trading conditions in developing countries. Fair trade food advocates wish to enforce higher social, environmental, and political standards revolving around the exports in developing countries. The movement emphasizes higher prices for exporters on commodities, such as cocoa, sugar, bananas, honey, wine, chocolate, fresh produce, flowers, precious metals, and textiles. It has evolved to form several recognized organizations that specialize in the certification of fair trade, including Fair Trade International, Fair Trade USA, IMO, and Eco-Social. Fair Trade Basics
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