Build the first eco-friendly production facility of its kind that will be nearly self-sufficient through its use of renewable energy.
Recycle waste (tires, plastic, and glass) and use local, sustainable materials (raffia, compressed earth, and coconut husks) as building materials for the construction of the Fair Trade Zone.
Incorporate renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and bio-gas toilets to reduce the energy and water consumption, and solid waste generation of the production process.
Conventional production methods use untold amounts of natural resources, from water to petroleum, not to mention the outputs of carbon. Rivers run unnaturally blue from dye waste.
Industrial energy use is responsible for almost 30% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to global climate change. Source
Pure Water is in short supply. Our global reserves of drinkable water are a fraction of 1% and 1 in 5 humans does not have access to potable (safe) water. Many people do not realize that strife has already broken out in some stressed regions.