Fair Trade, Holiday Idea, and Gift Giving Guide

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Go green this holiday season!


The holidays can be a frenzied time as we all look for just the right gift for the special people in our lives. This year consider purchasing a few locally made and/or sustainable gifts. Many retailers are offering unique products made from recycled and sustainable materials.

According to Independent We Stand, small businesses account for 75% of all new jobs. When a person spends just $100.00 locally, $68.00 stays in the community,whereas if you spend it at a local chain the amount drops to $43.00.  Shopping locally is not only good for the locally economy it is good for the environment.

Check out this¬†ESG Fair Trade and Holiday Idea and Gift Giving Guide put together by the UC San Diego Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group.

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