FYI for anyone interested in ethical economics... I have to work this Saturday - but, since this topic came up... If ANYONE is still around this Saturday - or just checks this out and enjoys being informed.
Enjoyed getting to know everyone in this class!
Co-op America News April 2004
Celebrate Fair Trade!
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RESOURCES: Celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 8th
ACTION: Tell ExxonMobil to invest in renewable energy by the May 1 deadline!
NEWS: Co-op America is Climate Cool Dear Co-op America Member,
Through the actions you take at home, and the actions we take together, we're growing demand for clean energy, building the market for Fair Trade, and setting the standard for what it means to be a green business in America. In this email, you'll find great people powered solutions to some of today's most pressing issues - from dependence on fossil fuel energy to globalization! I hope you'll pass this email on to friends and family and together, we'll continue to grow the movement for a green economy and a green future.
RESOURCES: Celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 8th!
World Fair Trade Day is May 8th and it's a great opportunity to join with others in the global movement to promote Fair Trade. Here's a few ideas about how you can celebrate:
1) Host a Fair Trade Coffee Hour! Invite friends and co-workers for coffee, or host a special get together at your community center or house of worship. To find Fair Trade coffee roasters, visit Co-op America's Green Pages at www.greenpages.org
. To find a place to buy Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea, chocolate, or fruit in your community, visit TransFair USA's web site at www.fairtradecertified.org
2) Ask your supermarket to carry Fair Trade Certified coffee and other certified products. Consumers have the power to change the marketplace to work for farmers, consumers and the environment. Fill out a comment card when you shop!
3) Attend a World Fair Trade Day event. The Fair Trade Resource Network has a listing of local events at www.fairtraderesource.org
ACTION: Tell ExxonMobil to invest in renewable energy by the May 1st deadline.
Thanks to you, Co-op America members have generated over 10,000 letters from consumers and investors to send to the ExxonMobil annual meeting to demand that the company invest in renewable energy technologies that can help curb global warming. Our Shareholder Action Network Director will be speaking at the ExxonMobil annual shareholders' meeting in May and we want to make sure that ExxonMobil hears our demands loud and clear. We need your help! Help us spread the word and keep the letters and emails to ExxonMobil coming in. Send an email now to ExxonMobil, urging the company to invest in renewable energy. If you have already done so, thank you. Please ask a friend to send an email. Visit: www.coopamerica.org/takeaction/exxon
NEWS: Be Climate Cool like Co-op America
Through Native Energy's WindBuilders program, Co-op America has now offset its second year of the carbon dioxide pollution from powering and heating our business offices! You can make your home or office climate cool, help put more wind power online, create renewable energy jobs at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, and support Co-op America's work for a green future. Sign up for the WindBuilders program at http://www.nativeenergy.com/WBcoop.html?coop
Give a Co-op America gift membership for Mother's Day, graduations, Father's Day ... or any day!. Each membership includes a free copy of the National Green Pages™ and a one-year subscription to our green living newsletter Real Money. Give a gift membership at www.coopamerica.org/giftmembership
or call 1-800-58-GREEN to give by phone.
Thank you for all you do for people and the planet. It's great to be working with you!
Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director
P.S. Save the dates! Green Festivals — a project of Co-op America and Global Exchange — are coming to Washington, DC, September 18th and 19th and to San Francisco, CA on November 6th and 7th. Check out www.greenfestivals.com
for more info.
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