WHY "KIND" PRODUCTS and WHAT ARE THEY?

Kind products are those that don't harm life or any living thing's neighborhood throughout the product's life cycle.

From The World Counts, here's the problem we're facing on Earth:

http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/shocking_environmental_facts_and_statistics/world_population_clock_live

The population of the world today...

is about 200,000 people larger than yesterday. The world population clock LIVE shows you in real time how fast it’s actually going. This development will put enormous pressure on Earth’s resources and we’ll need to find more sustainable ways of living. And fast!

Top 4 facts about world population

1

A growing population

By 2025, world population will be over 8 billion people. Around 2040 it could hit 9 billion and by 2100 it could reach a massive 11 billion people.

2 

And a much bigger world economy

The world economy could grow a massive 26 times in this century. This will put enormous pressure on Earth’s resources. And we are already overusing at 160 percent…

3 

Something must change

If we don’t start radically changing the way we consume the planet, we will be heading for a complete collapse of our consumer society. At current trends, the planet cannot sustain twice as many people and a 26 times larger economy.

4 

A new industrial revolution

There is a need for a new industrial revolution where economic wealth goes hand-in-hand with environmental and social sustainability. And fast. We are reaching critical tipping points beyond which it will be too late to reverse negative trends.


So what is a product's life cycle?

1. Inception: Identification for Need and Design

2. Raw Materials Extraction

3. Manufacturing

4. Packaging

5. Sales

6. Delivery to End User

7. Use

8. Disposal

At OneVillage.Earth, we do the legwork and find the products that you love and that don't contribute to the problems. 

Exceeding standards developed from UN Supply Chain Sustainability Resources & Practices guidelines and measurable with the internationally-recognized Happiness Index, OvE analyzes and ensures that every product you buy here improves those standards, benefiting the global population, marketplace and environment.

With every purchase you can feel assured that you're doing your part in creating a healthier and happier world

by financially supporting these manufacturers who make it a priority

to support their employees and their families,

and to take care of their neighborhoods.

The Happiness Index was developed and first put into use by the government of Bhutan. This index quantifies and attributes a national value to the humans' and their community's emotions and well-being. And in the assessment of the state of a country using this system, a heavier weight is placed on the Gross National Happiness quotient than on the Gross National Product which are measurements relating to numbers of products made. 

The survey takes most people 11-15 minutes to complete.  At the end you will be given your personal results. 

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