Sunday, January 29, 2017

Local Soccer Ball Team purchases Fair Trade Balls!

The German Soccer Academy, located in Southpark, recently purchased fair trade soccer balls from Senda Athletics. Coach Craig Hyde made the switch recently with the encouragement of one of his coaches during the school year. 

Midge Hyde explains below how the change was made.

As one of Craig's coaches (and his mother), during the school year, I made a deal to take $10 less per week to cover the slightly more expensive soccer balls to use for his after school sports and soccer programs. It took a while but Craig was able to purchase the size balls he needed that weren't available at first. He is pleased that they are sturdy and even attractive. I thought it was a good sign that when Craig first checked last year, the smaller balls weren't available and there weren't too many size 5, the larger size. It was just before or shortly after the school year began which I presume meant that they were basically sold out. I hope this trend continues.  

Yah Senda!    
Midge

Midge Hyde has been a advocate of fair trade for many years.  She is a founding member of La Mesa Fair Trade and San Diego County Fair Trade.  She has worked to educate others about the good that fair trade accomplishes for people in developing countries.


FAIR TRADES ENSURES
Better livelihoods - Safe working conditions
No child labor
 

 
Every Senda ball is part of bigger mission to improve lives.
By choosing this Fair Trade soccer ball, your help provide improved livelihoods for workers and better opportunities for their families. .
 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Social Action Committee from the Mission de Alcala will have a table about how Fair Trade prevents human trafficking on Saturday 1/28/17.

Hope you stop by to check it out.   

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dr. Bronner’s to Host Record Release Party in Downtown San Diego to Launch LP of 

Historic Recordings of Founder Emanuel Bronner

Event to Feature Performances by The B-Side Players, Jill Sobule, Wayne Kramer of MC5, Iron Sage Wood, Rafi El; will Benefit Prison Reform Work of Jail Guitar Doors
January 04, 2017

VISTA, CA – 

Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will host a record release party and press event on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Music Box in San Diego, to launch its spoken-word album, Sisters & Brothers, on long play vinyl record. Sisters & Brothers contains recently unearthed historical recordings of soapmaker and company founder Emanuel Bronner discussing his Moral ABC—the eclectic, philosophical text that is found on the company’s iconic product labels. The launch party will feature special music performances by The B-Side Players, Jill Sobule, Wayne Kramer of MC5, Iron Sage Wood, and Rafi El. The event will showcase the company’s mission to support progressive social change by highlighting the prison reform work of Jail Guitar Doors. 
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 3 seconds throughout the year.
For further information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit: http://www.drbronner.com.
To learn more about Jail Guitar Doors, please visit: http://jailguitardoors.org.