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Toys that are Shiny and Bright...and full of chemicals?

by: Sara on 12/06/2017

Many people say, “Christmas is for kids” and while I understand the sentiment, the pressure to fulfill the wish list full of BPA and cadmium ridden shiny, plastic, play things, can be hard for anyone trying to buy gifts that align with their values. As much as our kids beg for the newest toys, can we really in good conscious give them a gift …

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Align your Giving with Your Values with the Help of The Better World Shopping Guide

by: Sara on 11/30/2017

 

In yesterday’s blog I shared my goal to try to stop my obsessive holiday shopping ways and to align my gift giving with my values. So, the first on my list of gifts that make a difference has to be The Better World Shopping Guide: Every Dollar Makes a Difference by Ellis Jones.

This pocket guide not only makes a good gift for the socially minded …

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We're Supporting Plan Canada for Giving Tuesday ...

by: EJ on 11/28/2017

And every day.  Both Sue Custance, production manager and Ingrid Witvoet, acquiring editor, sponsor girls though Plan Canada's #BecauseIAmAGirl campaign.  Please make a purchase on our website today and help contribute funds towards these two amazing girls.

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Finding Solace in Nature

by: EJ on 11/10/2017

Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities, has been working with US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans for several years.  In this guest post, she shares how veterans and others have been suffering from post-traumatic stress for centuries, how our understanding of this …

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Every Dollar is a Vote. Make Yours Count

by: Sara on 10/19/2017

Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, it already has. The world that exists today is in large part a result of our purchasing decisions.

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