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May 27, 2017

To shift the market in a socially responsible direction, consumers must demand conflict free electronics. The main blockage preventing public outcry against this horrifying rape culture is that most people are still unaware of the devastating impacts that the mining industry has had on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, if corporations clean up their supply chain by integrating conflict free certified minerals, the DRC would benefit from their resource rich land. 

 Three students from Champlain College, Samantha Segalas-Shaw (picture...

May 12, 2017

Conflict Minerals

A phrase- 5 syllables

Tin, Tungsten, Coltan & Gold

Precious Earth minerals that come at a cost untold

Blood, sweat and tears

Plaguing the mining industry for years

I dream of a #ConflictFreeSociety

Purchasing with integrity

Preservation of biodiversity

Morality within the global community

Tabling on the North campus at AUT university in New Zealand was empowering for a number of students and staff members. To my surprise, not one person who stopped by our table had ever heard of the term “conflict minerals”. This experience helped me remembe...

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