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Conflict Palm Oil: How Your Candy May Contribute to Modern Slavery, Climate Change and Orangutan Extinction

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By Gemma Tillack, Senior Forest Campaigner for Rainforest Action Network It’s hard to believe that chocolate rabbits can kill orangutans, but a common ingredient in America’s candies is doing exactly that, and worse. Much of the candy you consume contains palm oil that may be linked to child labor, modern slavery, land grabs, rainforest destruction, […]

Tiny T-Shirts to Save the Elephants

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This post was originally published on the blog of our friends at Absolute Travel Three words: orphaned baby elephant. That is all you need to know about J.Crew’s sweetest t-shirt, designed by Brooklyn-based illustrator, Hugo Guinness. As part of their Garments for Good initiative, 100% of the net proceeds will go towards our friends at The […]

The Science Behind Why Happiness Needs to Come Before Success and Achievement

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Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc, author of The Happiness Advantage and the winner of more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University for his lectures on positive psychology, delivers this engaging TEDTalk about his extensive research on positive outliers — people who are well above average — which reveals how human potential, […]

Products for a Better World: JOCO Coffee Cup

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Made from strong borosilicate glass, the stylish JOCO cup is the perfect solution to ensuring your cup of tea or coffee will taste exactly as it should sans BPA, weird paper cup lining and plastic residue. The coolest part about the JOCO cup is that it is modeled after standard disposable coffee cup sizes, so you […]

Products for a Better World: Handmade Handbag for the Carefree Girl

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  Handmade in the USA from 90 percent certified recycled materials, the bold graphics, soft colors and unique texture of the Kennedy Flowering Pyrus Inhabit handbag is the perfect accessory for the girl who loves a bit of whimsy and fun.  Four interior pockets allow enough room to organize your phone, keys, cosmetics and more. The bag […]

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