The Future of Collaborative Consumption $ 10 thebolditalic While collaborative consumption pioneers like Netflix and ZipCar have become staples in our daily lives, a whole slew of fresh new entrepreneurs are taking the idea to new heights. Join us on Monday, January 27th as we chat with some of the industry's …
A Push for French in New York Schools, From France New York Times The campaign seems to resonate with a certain existential importance for France, which once controlled a vast empire stretching around the globe. The country's identity is inexorably tied to French, and officials suggested that in promoting the …
Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johansson’s decision to step down after eight years as a Global Ambassador and we are grateful for her many contributions.
While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms. Johansson’s role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.
Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law. Ms. Johansson has worked with Oxfam since 2005 and in 2007 became a Global Ambassador, helping to highlight the impact of natural disasters and raise funds to save lives and fight poverty.
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $ 702,741 National Emergency Grant incremental award to continue creating temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Arkansas that occurred between May 30 and June 3, 2013. Funds are being awarded to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20140101.htm
Fair World Project, an advocacy program of Organic Consumers Association, is inviting Fair Trade supporters to ask Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Starbucks, and Honest Tea to support fair trade policies in government. With current developments heading towards passage of international free trade deals such as Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), FWP believes the companies should ensure that their influence is used to demand fair and transparent trade policies that benefit farmers and workers.