Current Action Alerts

Just Label it - Tell the FDA you have a right to know what's in your food

Equal Exchage -  I stand with small farmers, support authentic Fair Trade

Fair World Project - Tell Starbucks and Green Mountain to support small fair trade farmers

Fair World Project - Tell Hershey's: Be Fair! 

Links 

 

ACORN

The Voice of Organics In Atlantic Canada!  Since 2000, ACORN has the been the key organization for information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together.  From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN works to bring the whole picture together – making food choices healthier and more environmentally responsible.

 

Canadian Organic Growers (COG)

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization (13014 0494 RR0001) with members in all regions of Canada. COG is connected to the regions through eleven regional Chapters, four affiliated organizations, and to the international organic community through membership in the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

 

Equiterre

Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
We see the everyday choices we all make - food, transportation, housing, gardening, shopping - as an opportunity to change the world, one step at a time.
Our consulting, awareness-raising and research projects offer concrete solutions to protect health and the environment, and promote social justice and community development, at home and abroad. We also advocate publicly on environmental and social issues, encouraging decision makers to adopt laws and practices that will contribute to a society that is sustainable and fair.

 

Falls Brook Centre

Falls Brook Centre is a sustainable community demonstration and training centre in rural New Brunswick. Through local, national and international community development and resource stewardship work, we encourage and support initiatives that are working towards a society that respects ecosystems, honours diverse cultures and provides an economy in balance with communities and nature.

 

Global Exchange

We envision a people centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities.
In a world where the economics of quantity fuels corporate power and political greed, the elite are reaping profits while working people and the planet are left to pay the price. In response to the global degradation caused by this system of elite globalization, Global Exchange envisions an alternative economics of quality centered upon protecting international human rights to ensure that the cost of globalization does not come at the expense of us all.

 

JUDES - Just Us! Development and Education Society 

We are a non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia that is committed to educating young and old about:
  • The benefits of Fair Trade for local peoples and international development
  • Social, environmental and economic issues related to community and international development
  • The power each of us has to use our purchases to promote and support social justice, community development and environmental sustainability.

 

Organic Consumers Association: 

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

 

Organic Federation of Canada

For a more organic future
Bringing together all the key players in Canada's organic industry to ensure excellent standards and regulations that stimulate the growth of Canada's organic sector, which is good for the environment, the consumer, family farms and rural commnities.
Planet Friendly:  http://www.planetfriendly.net

 

About People and Planet

People and Planet is a unique gateway to environment, sustainability and conservation, across Canada and beyond. We provide Canada's largest green events calendar; Canada's most popular and effective green job listings; plus a growing number of green volunteer listings. In addition to this, our sites include thematic green gateways on themes ranging from climate change, to local/organic food and agriculture, sustainable living, green business, renewable energy, etc. We also do a lot of behind-the-scenes work to connect, empower, and bring people together over themes of environment and sustainability in Canada.
Founded in 1998, our sites now receive hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly and have many thousands of subscribers. We reach the largest community of green-minded people and organizations in Canada.

 

Pro-Cert Organic

Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. (Pro-Cert) is Canada's foremost national certifier of organic food products with some 1,700 producers, processors and traders from across Canada and the United-States of America. Pro-Cert is ISO Guide 65 (EN54011) compliant and accredited by the Standards Council of Canada

 

The Roasters Guild

The Roasters Guild is an official trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America that consists of specialty roasters dedicated to the craft of roasting quality coffee and promotes quality as the principle standard for success. To be a member of the Guild, roasting must be an integral part of one's profession. The Guild furthers roasters' knowledge of and skills in the history, fundamentals, art and science of coffee roasting and through an international community and year-round events. The Roasters Guild is the focused voice in the industry representing the interests of Roasters.
The Roasters Guild focuses on the individual members' drive to excel in their craft. This is the strongest community of roasters worldwide! RG members are dedicated professionals who want to learn, shape and encourage one another while pursuing a deeper understanding of the fundamentals, science and latest trends and techniques for roasting specialty coffee.