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CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Helps Companies Meet New EU Obligations Approved Today
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). The new regulation was approved today by the European Parliament and will next go before the European Council. 

Supply Chain Reporting is Really a Conversation

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By Scott Kaufman

This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog

With all this talk about big data, supply chain optimization and artificial intelligence, it sometimes seems like we’re passing the torch to the machines once and for all.

Watch Your Language!

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What are the environmental “bad words” to which society has become desensitized? I think “disposable” is one. We need to replace it with “reusable.”  

Reflections on Laudato Si - Concluded

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“Never before has the world had a document that so eloquently unites ethics and environmental stewardship. That is why Laudato Si was the most significant environmental event of 2015.”

“Show your work.”

Does that bring you back to your high school math class in a hurry? That phrase was a near-daily refrain in mine. It didn’t matter if you intuitively, or by sheer luck, got a math problem right. You also had to offer a proof as well. You had to back it up.

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued

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All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

Make the World a Better Place in 2016

5 Fair Trade New Year’s Resolutions to Fit Every Lifestyle
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With the New Year comes the opportunity reflect on our lives and make resolutions that bring about positive change through new habits and commitments.  And while that resolution you made last year to eat less and exercise more was relatively effective (for the first 3 weeks at least…), why not take this opportunity to put a little Fair Trade spin on your resolutions and make an even bigger change?  One that has a ripple effect that will reach all the way around the globe.  Resolve to buy Fair Trade and join us in making 2016 the year of responsible consumption. 

That's the Vision, by John Anderson Lanier

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To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?

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Huffington Post: 3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

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October is a month full of months ... and days. There's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout.

Balancing the Skin, Holistically

Farm-Sourced, Biodynamic Skin Care Line Benedetta Provides Alternative to Toxic Cosmetics
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By Bianca Alexander

In our quick-fix culture of botox, facelifts and anti-aging “miracle” creams, the never-ending quest for perfect skin can lead us to hundreds of products promising instant results.

The Best of D.C., Beyond The National Mall

Enjoy the Capital's rich culture, food and shopping beyond the usual tourist destinations
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By Bianca Alexander

For an authentic adventure in the Nation’s Capitol, step away from Museum Row and lose yourself in the bohemian U Street District. 

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