Fair Trade

Fair trade advocates often cite coffee as the consumable that kicked off mainstream awareness of the fair trade movement. Read more

Java Journal

“We strive for economic justice by providing an international marketplace for talented artisans and small farmers in economically developing countries, ensuring a fair wage for their work,” says Sally Michalko, president of Plowshare Cen... Read more


After the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,200 workers and injured more than 2,000, Jocelyn Azada and Jonathan Londoño began The Human Thread Campaign. Read more



Fairtrade International

The Economic Justice Committee presents the 10thannual FairTrade Bazaar at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee (Max Otto Hall; 1342N. Astor St.) on Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This year, the Bazaar is workingexclusively with Fair Trade fo.. Read more

Around MKE

Celebrate Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 10, by participating in the seventh annual Greater Milwaukee Fair Trade Crawl from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s event will take Read more

Issue of the Week

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company’s recently opened roasting andpackaging facility at 224 W. Bruce St. has been awarded organic certification bythe nonprofit Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). In order to becertified, Anodyne had to pro.. Read more

Around MKE

The original Sven's Café, located in Bay View, continues to draw crowds. The place roasts its own coffee; organic and fair trade coffees are a specialty. Sven's has opened a second location in Milwaukee's Downtown (624 N. Water St.), Read more

Dining Preview

When is a cup of coffee more than just a cup of coffee? When it's produced according to fair trade standards... Read more

News Features 6 Comments

Over time, Green Life has covered many ways of giving that give back. Here is a compilation of some of them for those of you who are still looking for some inspiration! Read more

Health & Wellness

What Does “Sustainable” Really Mean? From an environmental perspective, by definition it means “capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage”.  So when applying this t.. Read more

Health & Wellness

Sharon Jones dreamed of being a successful soul singer, but it wasn’t until 30 years later that those dreams were finally realized. With her razor-sharp backing band The Dap-Kings, Jones belts out the classicist soul and funk of her youth Read more

Today in Milwaukee

With spring fever comes Easter, a rejuvenating holiday symbolizing renewal and hope. However, traditions involving fake grass, plastic eggs, child-labor chocolate and sugar-laden candy seem to contrast with this spirit. Here are some simple ways t.. Read more

Health & Wellness

This fall the Skylight Opera Theatre presented a production of Rossini’s classic The Barber of Seville , which it’s now following up with a production of the sequel, The Marriage of Figaro . Set 10 years after the original Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Another book on Bob Dylan? Clinton Heylin could justify Revolution in the Air: The Songs o Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan 1957-1973 ,Books Read more


In Knowing, the children of William Dawes Elementary School eagerly complete their assignm Knowing ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

Produced in the intimate confines of the Boulevard Theatre’s storefront space on Sou Roses in December ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Lisa and Swee Sim havebeen involved in the green movement for the past 25 years. Lisa, anative of Milwaukee, is a culinary artist by trade, while Swee,originally from Singapore,is a former Wall Street financial consultant. The Sims’ passion forso... Read more

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