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2/26/2010
The Federal Trade Commission is creating stricter guidelines for environmental marketing. Could this lead to a crackdown on greenwashing campaigns?
10/12/2010
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
4/29/2011
Celebrate and spread the word about Fair Trade food and products with a World Fair Trade Day breakfast on May 14.
7/22/2010
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop accepting loans from the nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which helps homeowners pay for the cost of energy-efficient retrofits.
5/8/2009
How you spend your money matters more than ever these days. Here’s an easy way to connect with your community and make your dollars count. 
5/13/2011
Celebrate and spread the word about Fair Trade food and products with a World Fair Trade Day breakfast on May 14.
2/1/2010
The Fair Tracing Project’s digital tracking technology supports fair trade by providing a stream of information to consumers.
5/2/2011
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
6/10/2011
World Day Against Child Labor is this weekend and elementary students in New York are asking Hershey to stop exploiting their peers in Africa.
12/29/2010
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
7/28/2011
Taza Chocolate introduces a new 87% dark chocolate bar to the Stone Ground line – the Taza 87% Bolivian Stone Ground Chocolate Bar.
6/6/2008
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps' fair trade, hemp almond pure castile soaps are a competitive rival to conventional formulas in both moisturizing capabilities and scent.
2/9/2011
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
10/12/2009
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.  
9/10/2009
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
12/15/2009
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
8/24/2010
Baskets make great storage, helping you to reduce clutter around the house. Add a touch of character and culture to your home’s décor with a fair trade storage basket.
12/31/2013
Get inspired with these 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can make to help yourself, humanity, and the planet.
2/14/2013
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
10/4/2010
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
2/3/2011
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
10/4/2013
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
12/16/2008
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
11/24/2010
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
9/19/2013
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
7/11/2011
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.




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