Sasha Caldera Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2731 en Saint Mary's craft co-operative helps Indian women overcome gender barriers and double earnings http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2012/01/08/saint-marys-craft-co-operative-helps-indian-women-overcome-gender-barriers-and Handmade crafts make great holiday presents, but how can Canadians ensure a genuine difference for a communities in developing countries? This story explores a Fair Trade co-operative in India.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2012/01/08/saint-marys-craft-co-operative-helps-indian-women-overcome-gender-barriers-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2012/01/08/saint-marys-craft-co-operative-helps-indian-women-overcome-gender-barriers-and#comments World Community Empowerment empowering women Fair Trade India International Development Mahatma Gandhi Oxfam Ten Thousand Villages women entrepreneurs Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:29:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 10292 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Indian cotton farmers maneuver between fair trade, Monsanto and debt in search of better life http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/12/15/indian-cotton-farmers-maneuver-between-fair-trade-monsanto-and-debt-search-better Ever think about the cotton in your products? This is a must-read article about the big ethical issues faced by farmers.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/12/15/indian-cotton-farmers-maneuver-between-fair-trade-monsanto-and-debt-search-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/12/15/indian-cotton-farmers-maneuver-between-fair-trade-monsanto-and-debt-search-better#comments World Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade CEE Fair Trade farmers India International Development Monsanto rural poverty Sustainability Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:58:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 10069 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The forgotten workers of Little Rann http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/11/24/forgotten-workers-little-rann A close-up look at the young men who work in appalling conditions to supply India with salt.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/11/24/forgotten-workers-little-rann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2011/11/24/forgotten-workers-little-rann#comments World CEE Center For Environment Education Fair Trade Gujarat human rights India Little Rann NGO salt Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:15:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 9718 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Whitecaps Team Up With Local Refugee Youth at 1st Annual Fair Trade Soccer Match in Surrey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sports/2010/09/01/vancouver-whitecaps-team-local-refugee-youth-1st-annual-fair-trade-soccer On August 28th 2010, over 700 enthusiastic soccer fans attended the 1st Annual Fair Trade Soccer Match in Whalley to watch members of the Vancouver Whitecaps and local refugee youths take on the Surd<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sports/2010/09/01/vancouver-whitecaps-team-local-refugee-youth-1st-annual-fair-trade-soccer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sports/2010/09/01/vancouver-whitecaps-team-local-refugee-youth-1st-annual-fair-trade-soccer#comments Sports Carole James City of Surrey Community Relations Fair Trade peter ladner Soccer Vancouver Whitecaps Youth Thu, 02 Sep 2010 04:18:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 4753 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver becomes first major Fair Trade City in Canada http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/05/06/vancouver-becomes-first-major-fair-trade-city-canada On May 6th 2010, the Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/05/06/vancouver-becomes-first-major-fair-trade-city-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/05/06/vancouver-becomes-first-major-fair-trade-city-canada#comments Earth Matters Environment Community Relations Fair Trade Mayor Gregor Robertson TransFair Canada Fri, 07 May 2010 07:18:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 3856 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A New Year's Resolution for a Better World http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2009/12/29/new-years-resolution-better-world This just in: A New Year’s resolution for a better world.&nbsp; Amidst all the fervor throughout the holiday season, New Year’s Day proves to be a sluggish reminder to make good on your not-so...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2009/12/29/new-years-resolution-better-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2009/12/29/new-years-resolution-better-world#comments Environment Food Commercial Drive Fair Trade Main Street New Years Rhizome Café Ten Thousand Villages Theresa’s Eatery Wed, 30 Dec 2009 03:35:00 +0000 Sasha Caldera 2732 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com