Tag Archives | sustainability

Welfare and Empowerment

In 2002, I (David) graduated with my Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). I had already worked in government, nonprofit, and corporate America for 10 years and now, armed with an MBA, I was ready to conquer the world, climb the corporate ladder, and make a difference. Only problem was, in the fall of 2001, […]

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Group Focus: India (Dayanand Handloom Project)

Starting now and hroughout 2012, we’ll be including updates from our livelihood groups so you get to know them better. This will be greatly facilitated by trips to visit nine current (and several potential new) partner groups. Director Rose Brewer is in Africa for most of January visiting three in Kenya and one in Uganda, […]

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Thinking Christmas thoughts

We’re thinking Christmas thoughts at SEED this week.  Now, don’t tune us out, thinking we’re like other merchants who already have their Christmas displays up before Halloween even hits. Because our business model is built on personal relationships, we have to think further ahead than some other organizations.  This occurs on both the vendor and […]

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Unexpected Outlets

One of the fun things we’ve been able to do this year with SEED Livelihood Network is explore.  We’ve explored new types of livelihood groups (see here, and more to come), new logo, colors, and branding, and sharing with new groups of people in new ways.  This post is about new product outlets SEED has […]

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The Onion, Fair Wages, and Sustainability

You may or may not be a fan of The Onion — an online and now onscreen satire of the news.  Sometimes they are irreverent, sometimes they are wry or ironic … but they are always thought-provoking. Recently the site ran an article on the way large organizations have gotten into the habit of ignoring […]

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