Around the World for Fairtrade Fortnight published by Fair and Funky to accompany their conference.
Fairtrade, Climate Change and Nuts published by Sustainable Hackney.
“Despite the name, the journey of a Brazil nut begins in Bolivia…
Juan Roca going to the forest to collect the Brazil nuts in Londres, Pando Region, Bolivia. Photo: Eduardo Martino
Juan Roca going to the forest to collect the Brazil nuts in Londres, Pando Region, Bolivia.
Photo: Eduardo Martino
Gatherers forage the nuts from deep in the Amazon rainforest. They go on collection camping trips for days or weeks at a time, braving: jaguars, electric eels, piranhas, vipers, vampire bats… and the threat of a nut falling on their head.
Our movement is strengthened by being inclusive and showing awareness for other oppressions… Humans are privileged in that we are not often thought of as a species. We are the standard against which other species are judged.
Since leaving DEV last year, I have landed a job
which combines my interests in trade justice and
cardboard boxes. Currently beneath my desk,
you will find a moderately ordered collection of
these renewable resources which were previously
banished to the recycling bin. Now, I add value by
turning them into elephant hats.
There is evidence that humankind did not always live violent lives. In fact, I assume most people reading this article are not habitually violent, and do not desire to watch someone suffer. All animals have the capacity to enrich the lives of others. We have the capacity to be both selfish and kind. What matters is which quality we chose to focus on; bringing that quality into focus within ourselves, the world, and our children.
I have learnt that people who are politically conscious in one way are not necessarily socially conscious, or even friendly. Class activist circles can become old boys clubs, and peace camps can become safe havens for sexual harassers. Pollution pressure groups can make dirty remarks, and non-human animal liberation campaign materials can dehumanise women.
As a volunteer tourist I have really appreciated receiving tips before my trips from hosts. Now I return the favour.
Sarvodaya is Sri Lanka’s largest non-profit organisation, and a network of 15,000 villages following nonviolent principles. They are engaged in relief efforts in the war-torn north as well as ongoing development projects. They responded to the 2004 tsunami, by constructing an ecovillage for displaced people.
The taxi dropped me by a sign which read: ‘Cooperation with nature: Send love ahead and touch only then. Send the wish to get to know ahead and touch only then. Send the wish to do good and touch only then.’
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