I'm really excited about this a new book I came across today.
"Where does your chocolate come from? Does it matter if your coffee is fair trade or not? It matters–more than you might think. Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste. How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle, the more just our world will be. Everyday justice is one way of loving our neighbors.We can live more ethically, through the little and big decisions we make every day."
Words of Justice
Zechariah 7: 9-10 This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.'
This is so exciting to have all this information in one book. I've been researching for months things like food miles, fair trade chocolate, and coffee (which I'm pretty sure I drink a large percentage of the worlds' consumption.) Through this book I hope to turn my knowledge into action and be able to teach others' about the importance of really watching what you eat. Hopefully someday soon I will live in a climate that allows for a veggie garden.
How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe...