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3 Healthy Things to do for Yourself this Summer

I love the summer and with such an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables around, its a great time to get healthy and happy! If you do the following three things for yourself, you'll feel great and you'll be helping your local farmers.

Saturday is World Fair Trade Day

This Saturday the PosiPair team joins the world in celebrating World Fair Trade Day. World Fair Trade Day is an annual initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Hundreds of events are organized in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Pacific Rim. When you buy Fair Trade products, you know that the workers were paid a fair wage for their labor and you are a positive force helping to build thriving local communities. 

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Twist & bend amazing sculptures! Shape colorful wire into a large mobile adorned with beads, design many small sculptures, fashion a beautiful crown or create a unique creature. This eco art kit provides hours of fun with friends & family, and it includes a bonus project--the box turns into a frame for your finished artwork! Includes copper wire, glass beads, wooden beads, shell beads, glass marbles and ideas sheet. You provide pliers or nail clippers. Assembled at Goodwill Industries of South-Central Wisconsin. Ages 7 & up.

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Designed to certify that animals raised for dairy, lamb, poultry and beef products are treated in a humane manner. Traceability ensures that that products come from the farms that were inspected. Access to clean and sufficient food and water; and a safe and healthful living environment is also required from birth through slaughter. Producers also must comply with environmental standards. Under the program, growth hormones are prohibited and animals are raised on a diet without antibiotics. Antibiotics can be used in the treatment of sick animals. The birds are uncaged inside barns or warehouses, but may be kept indoors at all times. They must be able to perform natural behaviors such as nesting, perching, and dust bathing. There are requirements for stocking density and number of perches and nesting boxes. Forced molting through starvation is prohibited, but beak cutting is allowed. Compliance is verified through third-party auditing.
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