World’s First Fairtrade, Fairmined Gold Mine

Fair Jewelery Action (FJA) is a Human Rights and Environmental Justice Organization within the jewelery sector. FJA’s objective is to direct more of the economic impact of the jewelery sector for the regenerating of local economies, in support of cultural … Continued

Conference: GOLD – Vision, Value and Values

Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) announces its Second Annual Gold Conference, “Gold: Vision, Value and Values.”This two-day event will feature experts in the fields of mining, jewelry, collecting, finance, and sustainability who examine gold and its historical and contemporary role … Continued

Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Become a Reality

*Valentine’s Day 2011: That which has never moved is now moving!* Two weeks ago a South American gold mining cooperative in Cotapata, Bolivia became the first ever Certified Fairtrade gold mine in the world and lastweek the Condoto Iró Community … Continued

The viral effect of sustainable thinking

A woman sitting next to Toby on his Dallas flight last month asked him where he was from. “Oregon,” he replied. “Oh that’s where all the sustainability people live, right?” she asked. This brief interaction speaks so aptly to the … Continued

Centre for Research and Development (CRD) director, Farai Maguwu

Arrest of Zimbabwe NGO director sparks outrage Diamond and human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of Centre for Research and Development (CRD) director, Farai Maguwu, who was arrested by Zimbabwean authorities following a meeting with Kimberley Process … Continued

Fairtrade Gold Breakthrough Partnership

Breakthrough Partnership for Certifying Fair Trade Gold At the JCK Rapaport Conference last Sunday, Maya Spaull of Transfair USA (US Branch of Fairtrade Labeling Organization [FLO]) and Toby Pomeroy of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) announced the first-ever third … Continued