The first Earth Day held on April 22, 1970, motivated 20 million Americans to act against the impacts of industrial development and pollution at the time, which has proven to be a global phenomenon of environmental damage and serious health afflictions. Post Earth Day 1970, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was established and many environmental laws, being the first of their kind, were passed such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the National Environmental Education Act. These laws have since protected millions of people and animals and have inspired future generations to live in a conscious effort to safeguard our beloved planet.
This year’s theme of Earth Day 2023 is “Investing in Our Planet”; encouraging governments, businesses, and civil communities to reevaluate their own practices and assess what can be achieved through sustainable means to accelerate change towards a prosperous future.
Investing in sustainable methods and practices, such as supporting fair trade non-profits, benefits not only the planet but the people and communities involved. Fair Trade USA and Fair For Life, sustainability organizations we are certified with, aim to reduce poverty and workplace malpractice, support affordable food and goods prices, and protect the environment, communities, and workers on a global scale. Producers, traders, and suppliers who take pride in Fair-Trade practices are committed to adopting sustainable methods and upholding the standards of equity and equality for all involved. Citizens participating in conscious consumerism by choosing fair trade certified products helps support the larger picture of sustainability throughout supply chains and product markets.
The Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is another non-profit co-op organization dedicated to the sustainable harvesting and production of the world’s most versatile vegetable crop: the Oil Palm. Many foods, cosmetics and household products contain palm oil in some form. If produced unsustainably, palm oil production can have severe negative impacts on wildlife, human rights, and the delicate environment in which it is grown. The RSPO organization unites stakeholders from all sectors of the oil palm industry which includes growers, processors, traders, consumer manufacturers, investors, and retailers to hold them accountable to a set list of global standards.
Jedwards International, Inc is proud to support fair trade practices, offering a selection of Fair Trade, Fair For Life, and RSPO certified products so that you too can join the movement!
Fair Trade & Fair For Life Products:
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