The Olympics represent the best of humanity – nations coming together to compete in friendly sport. But the Olympics also take a huge toll on the people that have to host it and are left to clean up after it.
We all love cheap clothes, but ignore why they’re so cheap. Instinctively, we know why they’re cheap. It’s not because clothing lines have low profit margins. It’s because our clothes are made overseas for dirt cheap, but it comes a cost. This comedy video from John Oliver explains the importance of fair labor standards.
While millions of people in America and around the world go hungry, we waste a lot of food in the US. In fact, the average family throws away about 40% of its food. Not only that, farms grow far more food than is needed, and only sell the best crops. Grocery stores stock more food than is sold, and end up throwing away the majority of it. This video from comedian John Oliver explains why.
Poverty is an extremely complex issue that’s difficult to grasp, yet so easy to oversimplify. There are tons of theories to try and explain why poverty still exists with all our advancements and aid. It’s easy to place blame on one single thing, when there are so many factors that come into play. Maybe it’s a bit overwhelming to even think about. Here are 5 great books on poverty to help you understand it.
Every now and again it’s time to buy shoes. Rather than getting your next pair of shoes from your typical brand, buy a pair that has a positive impact on someone’s life. We’ve listed some of our favorite shoe companies that have super stylish shoes, but also focus on doing good in the world. These aren’t companies that just donate a small percentage to charity or try to ship with recycled packaging. Doing business ethically and leaving a positive mark on the world is built into the core of who they are and what they do.