October 20, 2011
Check out this new website which helps calculate your slavery footprint. Think of your carbon footprint, but instead of greenhouse gases, you’ll be looking at how many slaves contributed to your lifestyle.
Due in large part to our techie gadgets, we have 39 slaves working for our household. Ouch! When I first heard about human trafficking, I was drawn into the issue by the prospect of doing something about the sex trafficking of women and children. I was indignant that people could treat others this way. As I’ve learned more, I’ve seen that I’m a big part of the problem. Slavery is supported by my consumption patterns. My clothes. My electronics. My chocolate. My sugar. My shrimp.
I’m sober and moving forward- I want to bring my number down. I would encourage you to stop in at slaveryfootprint.org and take the survey to determine your slavery footprint. I found it to be interesting and informative. I hope you will, too