Posts tagged “NGO”

ChittahChattah Quickies

  • Oxfam Worldshake: a juice made from fairtrade produce from Cuba, Brazil, and Ecuador – Treehugger spotted this in Belgium in 2005, I bought one in Belgium last week. I was struck by Oxfam (an organization more well-known overseas than in North America) as a brand on a food product. I wonder what other products could be appropriately developed (and of course also branded) by non-profits, NGOs and charities. I'm not talking about silly cross promos like the United Airlines/American Cancer Society teddy bear I received recently, but where the mission of the organization is absolutely manifested in the production of the item itself. It makes perfect sense and it's what we expect from well-branded/designed products from the profit sector.

Bridges Over Borders

This one is for Niti – about the “without borders” brand increasing in popularity, at least with a certain flavor of organziation.

There’s Acupuncturists Without Borders, for instance, which is featuring its Katrina recovery efforts on its website with the distinctive tag line, “We Stick Bayou.”

There’s Clowns Without Borders, whose members apparently function as a traveling USO show for children and other audiences in war-torn countries.

There’s Engineers Without Borders, whose website includes a quote from former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn on empowering people and a regular feature on the “Sustainable and Appropriate Solution of the Month.”

There’s Grantmakers Without Borders, which seems to understand that a better world won’t happen without some funding.

I was hoping to find Zoologists Without Borders, but there is no such group – yet. There is, however, down at that end of the alphabet, Veterinarians Without Borders


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