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Fair Trade

A market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a "fair price" as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries.

LOHAS

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability

MDG

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) are eight international development goals that 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. They include reducing extreme poverty, reducing child mortality rates, fighting disease epidemics such as AIDS, and developing a global partnership for development.

NPO, CBO, NGO, FBO

Non Profit Organization, Community Based Organization, Non-Government Organization, Faith Based Organization

Virtual Travel

Online participation leading to offline experiences or support of others offline experiences, continued exchange with friends and destinations visited, sharing ones adventures and enthusiasm with others.

Voluntourism

Travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause. Volunteer vacations are diverse, from low-skill work to providing high-skill medical aid in a foreign country. Volunteer travel participants are diverse but typically share a desire to "do something good" while also experiencing new places and challenges in locales they might not otherwise visit. There are also other types of traveling that engage people with scientific research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Participants cover a fee that would include expenses on the different sites worldwide, and engage in projects according to their interest, skill or location.

 

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