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A Cure for that Wicked Live 8 Hangover


Watching Breakfast Television this morning on CityTV, I noticed that viewers were responding super-negatively when asked whether or not Live 8 would have a positive impact on the African nations. We're talking 10 to 1 for the no side.

Global issues are overwhelming and no doubt, taking on world leaders is a daunting task, perhaps best left to the Bonos and Bobs of the world. However, the struggle against poverty doesn't end with Saturday's concert and the good news is that there are concrete things you can do as a Torontonian to continue to make a difference.

Visiting Fair Trade Toronto is a good start. Here you'll learn how your dollar vote (ie: which products you choose to buy) can help promote international economic development in a sustainable environment. Read about why buying only fair trade cocoa products will help West Africa and what specific actions you can take to support fair trade.

Gandhi said it best, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."


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