Alternatives Journal Call for Board of Director Candidates

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 11, 2017 Interested in joining our board of directors? The board of directors of Alternatives Inc., the charity that operates Alternatives Journal (A\J), has empowered me to make this call for candidates interested in joining our board of directors. A\J is Canada’s oldest and most respected environmental […]

A\J's guide to the sharing economy

Share Now: Your How-to Guide to Getting More and Wasting Less

Sharing is about maximizing the use of products, services and ideas in order to minimize overall consumption by a community. This principle has a surprising number of applications – people can and do share just about anything. It’s also nothing new; sharing books, movies, equipment and hand-me-downs has been common […]

Fair Trade book review A\J

Fair Trade: A Human Journey

With 350 riveting images, Québec-based photojournalist Éric St.-Pierre takes us into the lives of coffee growers drying beans on jute-covered tables in Ethiopia, flower workers wrapping roses in cardboard boxes in Ecuador, and rice farmers sowing seeds in paddy fields in Thailand. St.-Pierre doesn’t hide the harshness of their lives. […]