Each September 21st, the world bands together in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Throughout the years, the themes have changed, but the initiatives to connect, inspire, and inform the world remains. This year marks the largest global observance of the International Day of Peace since its beginning in 1982. Rather than reserve a single day, many events will occur between the recently honored anniversary of September 11th and Gandhi's birthday on October 2nd (a recognized holiday in many parts of the world).
Take a moment today--or better yet, every day--to make the world a better place. Make eco-conscious decisions like bringing your own shopping bags to the grocery store or helping plant trees in your neighborhood, and remember to click on the green button (http://www.therainforestsite.com/tpc/EER_092010_TRS_m) daily at The Rainforest Site to help preserve vital habitat around the world, free.
Working With Fair Trade Artisans Around The World
At The Rainforest Site, we recognize that artisans around the world must have a viable economic alternative to depleting rainforests and other natural resources. With our help, and your support, we can create jobs and promote peace through the eradication of extreme poverty.
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