Fair trade and green options for the holidays: That’s Caring; Distant Village Packaging; Covenant Cares gift catalog; Serrv gift catalog; Ten Thousand Villages.
Other sites and information:
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies | This organization brings together small business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders to build local living economies. They provide local, state, national, and international resources to this new model of economic development. You can find local small business in your area through this website.
Buy Nothing Christmas | Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday”, you can join 83,000 people from more than sixty countries in Buy Nothing Day, an annual twenty-four hour break from shopping.
Trade as One | Trade as One’s mission is to use fair trade to promote sustainable business and break cycles of poverty and dependency in the developing world. Trade as One partners with individuals and churches to promote fair trade.
YES! | This organization reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, they outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.
Global Rich List | See how rich you are on a global scale and gain some perspective.
Empty Tomb, Inc. | Empty Tomb, Inc. offers research and education regarding spending and giving trends, and works to connect giving with needs, helping Christians follow Jesus by caring for the “least of these.”
Advent Conspiracy | Christmas was meant to change the world. It still can. Worship more. Spend less. Give more. Love all.
World Hunger | Find statistics and facts regarding poverty and hunger in the world, as well as ideas for solutions.
Reject Apathy | is a site related to Relevant Magazine dedicated to social justice issues around fair trade, poverty, creation care, and more. Find articles around important social justice issues or order the paper version of this magazine.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development | Find information, studies, and statistics on the state of housing and homelessness in the U.S.
The Story of Stuff | Annie Leonard has created and narrated several videos on issues of consumerism, how we get what we have and where it goes when we’re done with it. Eye opening and informative.
Credit Cards.com | Find valuable information on credit card debt and spending habits of Americans.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN | Find important information, statistics, and studies on hunger and poverty in the world.
Global Issues | Find statistics, articles, studies and more on world hunger, poverty, and other important global issues.
Eco-Cycle | Get beyond recycling by solving problems before they begin. Find ideas for recycling, zero waste, and take-back policies. Also find links to removing your name from junk mail lists.