Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Vancouver gets greener

Well here’s some good news for everyone involved in the LOHAS community: The City of Vancouver has opted to buy only ethically-produced products, Although 24 Hours doesn’t have a lot of praise for the program “The policy is expected to cost the city almost $500,000 extra per year, plus a $68,000 full-time staff position to oversee the program...and spend $15,000 more a year on coffee.” It is a breath of fresh air for the distributors, manufacturers and suppliers of organic cotton, fair-trade coffee, and hybrid vehicles, not to mention those of us who have little or no interest in smog and the people who have to deal with the consequences of unethical purchases, people that we don’t really ever see, but rumour has it that they are out there somewhere.


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