Tag Archives: sustainable development
Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by Dan Ruth.
It’s easy to focus on urban Kathmandu and prestigious Mt. Everest in the wake of the earthquake that hit Nepal last week. But what about those who live in less visible places? Two researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote a powerful piece in The Globe and Mail about the importance of reaching the […]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 by Lutheran World Relief.
More than 50,000 children have arrived at the U.S./Mexico border alone so far this year. Nearly 40,000 women and children have arrived as families.[source] All have endured an incredibly dangerous journey to escape violence and despair in Central America. Current efforts to expedite their deportation place their safety and well-being in jeopardy. While this issue […]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by Katey Swenson.
When our friends at Save the Children set out to secretly film an anti-aid demonstration, they didn’t realize exactly what they were getting into. Luckily the protesters made the case for aid better than any of us ever could. Watch the video: Thanks to Save the Children UK for putting together this hilarious video (and […]
Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
On Sunday, December 26, 2004, an earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean. This earthquake caused a disastrous and infamous tsunami, with waves nearly 100 feet high. The disaster killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. The island nation of Sri Lanka was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami; over 35,000 people died and […]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1 out of every 4 people have already failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions. By the end of 2013, only 8% of people will have kept their resolutions all year long. But here’s a resolution that’s easy to keep: supporting sustainable development. How? When you sign up […]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
My Facebook feed is currently going crazy with friends’ hopes, fears and dreams for today’s local and national elections. Hundreds of declarative “I Voted” and imperative “Vote XX!” images and status updates show the passion that this day brings every four years. And tonight, I’m certain many of us will be glued to our (multiple) […]
Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by Carolyn Barker-Villena.
“Cocoa is my passion.” These were among the first words that cocoa farmer Leonor Gomez shared during the two-day National Cocoa Forum that LWR co-hosted in Nicaragua last week. The cocoa forum was a dream that LWR maintained as we expanded our work in cocoa in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America. Not only […]
Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Here in Minnesota (our headquarters is in Baltimore, but we also have an office in Minneapolis) the big news this week was the major flooding on the Lake Superior port town of Duluth. Sinkholes, escaped zoo animals and rushing waters dominated the news cycle over the past 48 hours. But what else is happening around […]
Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
There’s only one day left in the big summer sale on Fair Trade Handcrafts from our partners at SERRV! Over 1200 handcrafts are now 25% off, including Overstock items. Personally, I’m can’t resist SERRV’s line of Kitchen Accessories & Tools; I want just about everything. I’m a sucker for new recipe books and already love […]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Despite the strange cannibalistic stories that have popped up in news recently (see here and here), it appears a zombie apocalypse is not yet upon us. These awful stories illustrate the worst sides of humanity, but we hold on to hope for a world filled with justice, dignity and peace. What else is happening around the world? Here are […]