Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

So for my online here I've chosen the team behind Fair Trade USA. Here is a bit about them:

"Fair Trade Certified coffee is now the fastest-growing segment of the US specialty coffee market. TransFair USA opened its doors in late 1998 and began certifying Fair Trade coffee in 1999.

In the past 10 years, TransFair has leveraged limited resources to certify over 334 million pounds of coffee into the U.S. market. This translates to an estimated additional 140 million dollars flowing into rural farming communities throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 2008 alone, TransFair certified nearly 90 million pounds, yielding and additional 32 million dollars to these farming communities, and enabling cooperatives and their members to not only have a better standard of living, but also invest in community projects such as building schools, providing healthcare and improving the quality of their coffee.

More of each dollar spent on any of these products goes back to the farmers and farm workers who produce them. The US Fair Trade market has thus empowered farmers and farm workers around the world to determine their most pressing local economic development needs for themselves, and reinvest in their products, cooperatives, and communities in appropriate and sustainable ways."

I selected to shadow Fair Trade USA because of the principle. I love chocolate: but I despise Hershey's chocolate. It's so low in cocoa and offers no real satisfaction other than fulfilling brand loyalty to what you think is a really good treat. I will gladly pay an extra $2-$3 for chocolates labeled with the Fair Trade USA certification. It means that more of my dollar will reach the communities of less privileged laborers in other countries...plus it's way more delicious!

I'm now following them on Twitter and subscribed to their blog with my Google Reader :)

Views: 16

Comment by nomadHAR on May 4, 2010 at 4:09am
if everybody demanded fair trade organic goods, they would be cheaper than non-FT/O goods.


You need to be a member of Urgent Evoke to add comments!

Join Urgent Evoke

Latest Activity

Kevin posted a blog post


FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley commented on Brian Hurley's blog post ACT: Future of Currency
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a blog post

Where I will be in ten years.

Ten years from now I will be in a political job assisting with people in the midlands of South Carolina particularly the rural working class and farmers. As the class of people that feed the nation I find that it is imperative that we assist with making sure they produce as much food as possible. I would like to support local scientists as well that are leading in research on how to produce food more efficiently. I will also be participating in missions to foreign countries to help people with…See More
May 1, 2015
Jeffrey Smeriglio posted blog posts
Apr 29, 2015
Benjamin John Heckman posted a blog post

Changes to Charleston

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zQ49AvLkhA2w.kfbaOGer-lQYIf you click my link to my custom map using Google My Maps you will see the addition of a Emergency Shelter to be used in case of a tidal wave or other event from the sea. Included are new emergency routes on what will be an expanded highway to allow traffic to flow in the event of an emergency.See More
Apr 29, 2015
michael Holland posted photos
Apr 28, 2015
Harrison Dixon posted blog posts
Apr 28, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2020   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service