Tip #5 For Earth Day – Buy Local Farm To Table Food

Posted by on April 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

When considering why to buy local, consider this… Only about 10% of the fossil fuel energy used in the world’s food system is used in production; the other 90% goes into packaging, transportation, and marketing. Food Travels On Average 1,300 Miles From Farm To Table – 3 Reasons To Buy Local   Most fresh fruits […]


How Do Recycled Materials Factor Into Your Buying Process?

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  How do recycled materials factor into your buying process?  We all have needs for things like napkins, paper bags, paper towels & other paper products, but does using recycled materials, environmental issues or “going green” factor in your decision?  We’ll take a look at that as well as (ECF), organic compounds & the use of […]


Fair Trade Organizations Explore Certifying Crafts

Posted by on January 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

  Fair trade organizations explore certifying crafts.  There is increasing consumer demand for products in mainstream stores and super­markets that are produced without exploiting workers, children and the environment. This is consistent with the principles of fair trade (FT).  It’s essentially a requirement to know about the supply chain from field or workshop to retail […]


The True Cost Of Bananas A David & Goliath Tale

Posted by on January 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

  The true cost of bananas, a David & Goliath tale.  Bananas are a staple of most American families; we buy them cheaply & don’t think much more about it.  But like many high volume imported commodities there is a dark & unfortunate path in the story.  This is a small snapshot of what goes […]


How To Make Decisions & Set Goals Like Successful People Do

Posted by on January 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

How To Make Decisions & Set Goals Like Successful People Do Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.” Successful people have the courage to make decisions and to take action in the face of doubt and uncertainty, with no guarantees of success.  Your […]