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Book – The Life You Can Save

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010


The Life You Can Save

Acting now to end world poverty
Author – Peter Singer

Publication date: 1st February 2010

Most of us are absolutely certain that we wouldn’t hesitate to save a drowning child, and that we would do it at considerable cost to ourselves. Yet while thousands of children die each day, we spend money on things we take for granted, and would hardly miss if they were not there. Is that wrong? If so, how far does our obligation to the poor go?

According to the World Bank 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 per day. This entails a vast amount of suffering and avoidable loss of life. The Life You Can Save offers a solution to world poverty. With his trademark clarity, logic and intellectual flair Peter Singer shows us not only that this solution is possible, but also that we have a moral obligation to be part of it.

All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Oxfam. Five per cent of Text Publishing’s revenue from this book will be donated to Hamlin Fistula Relief & Aid Fund.

Buy online – The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

Making Good Choices About Fair Trade

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Making Good Choices about Fair Trade

Making Good Choices about Fair Trade

By Paula Johanson – September 2009

 

 

 

All people want their time and effort to be valued. Anyone wants to trade his or her time and effort for fair value. That’s what fair trade is about–making fair deals locally, nationally, and internationally.

This compelling book engages students in the issues of fair trade, helping them to make greener choices to support the ecology and sustain the environment and communities of people. Readers learn about fair business standards and about the ways they can support fair trade, not only in the products that they purchase but in fair trade ideas that can help communities and nations. In this book, students discover that a business that relies on fair trade will earn reliable profits over a longer time than one that serves only its own interests. They will also learn how just one person can make a difference in fair trade practices.

Making Good Choices about Fair Trade – Available online at Fishpond

 

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