Thursday, February 10, 2011

First Fair Trade and Fairmined Gold from Oro Verde

Credit: Oro Verde.
The community council of fellow Seed Gold Award winners Corporacion Oro Verde (Green Gold) has been awarded the first ever Fair Trade and Fairmined certificate for Ecological Gold from the Chocó Bioregion of Colombia. According to an article by the Alliance for Responsible Mining, "90 family productive units extract gold using ancestral artisanal mining techniques that ensure a sustainable use of the natural resources of their home" in Chocó. Congratulations to Oro Verde on your significant accomplishments!

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