Posts Tagged ‘sustainable global economy strategy’

ULE 880 sustainability standards for manufacturers

ULE 880 sets compliance standards in sustainability for manufacturers. A searchable database lets consumers or investors see what companies have certified products. The database offers the ability to search by manufacturer/brand, product and sub product, specific sustainability standards, and sustainable standards. See database.

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We the People, Not We the Corporations | Move to Amend

Move to Amend is a coalition comprised organizations individuals committed to building a vibrant democracy that is accountable to the people rather than public interests. Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution (in response to Citizens United) that unequivocally states that only human beings have inalienable rights, and that money is not a protected form of free speech under the First Amendment, and can thereby be regulated in political campaigns. Learn more.

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Cooperative Business Association

The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is an association of cooperatives and coop networks that include 29,000 businesses in total; it works with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations to embed cooperatives in their local and regional economies. NCBA CLUSA works with its partners to support cooperative development, fund cooperative education, and promote the need for ongoing research to continue to make the case for coops as part of the national and global economy. Visit website.

This resource is not a directory of coops to guide your shopping choices; rather, it is a great example of how businesses join together to create worldwide change. See, for example, their Farmer-to-Farmer program, which sends U.S. farmers overseas to support cooperative development principles.

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Sustainable Forestry Labeling

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a labeling program that promotes sustainable forestry management, improved forestry practices and responsible purchasing of forest products. The label appears on a wide range of products, including furniture, printer paper, labels and packaging. The website includes a database of wood and paper products with SFI certification. Visit website.

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