Entries from June 2005

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Giving Game

It’s Missouri month at NICE Things. St. Louis based, The Giving Game Foundation, runs a very fun and effective program that encourages people to “pay it forward.” The game is simple: You obtain a playing card either online or via the mail, then, quite like being “it” in a game of chase, as the holder […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Fair Trade Certified

Fair Trade LogoLet’s start with the basics of NICE things. Products with the Fair Trade Certified logo support a movement that helps small family farmers and laborers in other countries to enjoy a larger piece of the earnings pie. One of the approximately 800,000 coffee farmers involved in the program makes an average of 3 to 5 times more selling through Fair Trade cooperatives than conventional methods.

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Acts of Kindness

Here’s a cool product that seems to be inspired by the whole Kindness Movement.

Carma Design, a St. Louis, Missouri company, makes stickers pre-printed with nice phrases such as, “I find comfort in your voice,” and “Your passion for life is contagious.” Seems a bit close to being cheesy, but sometimes you just have to go there to prove a point. These acts of kindness™ help you to do so.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

YES!

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures is a quarterly magazine published by, you guessed it, The Positive Futures Network, a non-profit group located in beautiful Bainbridge Island, Washington.