The SOFT Future Fund is a joint project of Environment Projects Australia and New Internationalist Publications Pty Ltd.
SOFT is for Sustainable, Organic & Fair Trade
Tread lightly; buy rightly.
By supporting this project you will help reduce the use of pesticides, particularly in the production of cotton and food. The World Health Organization estimates that globally at least three million people are poisoned by pesticides every year, and more than 200,000 die.
You'll also encourage the use of solar powered and wind-up torches and radios, instead of generating toxic waste with disposable batteries.
The promotion of fair trade in this project also boosts sustainability because fair trade products are made on a smaller scale, in harmony with the natural environment. Through fair trade, producer families also receive a stable income, enabling them to provide education for their children. History shows that education in poor countries leads to better family planning and empowering of women, which in turn reduces pressure on arable land, forests and the rural environment.
The New Internationalist is a non-profit social enterprise and is a registered Fair Trade Organization.
Please help by giving what you can to the SOFT Future Fund. If you'd like to donate more than $20, just press the Add to basket button several times. Donations are tax deductible.
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New Internationalist supports Fair Trade producers like The Chetna Organic Cotton Project. Fair Trade promotes a fair wage and fair working conditions, encouraging developing world producers to help themselves.
A little about The Chetna Organic Cotton Project: Say NO to pesticides that poison three million people every year, and help make trade fairer at the same time.
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