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 Fair trade.

What is fair trade?

It is a trade association that seeks greater equity in international trade. It offers better trading conditions, ensures the rights of porductores and marginal workers and contributes to sustainable development. 

 

Responsible consumption.Consumption is a practice that is done with sufficient awareness and information on environmental and social conditions in which they were prepared to buy products


 

 

A Cova da Terra is an example of fair trade in Lugo.

History:  The Cova da Terra, an association of fair trade and responsible consumption of Lugo, maintains 

open a shop of Fair Trade in the city for 15 years, plus an intense task 
training and awareness around international trade, fair trade, consumption 
responsible, the alternative economy, international cooperation and other issues.

We could say that the association nacimiento Pit Earth had its xermolo in 
social movement which claimed 0.7% of GDP to international cooperation, there for years 
1993. Lugo has formed a platform bringing together representatives of over 15 associations 
social and a large number of individual persons who, in addition to the vindictive actions, 
gathered to offer training and discussion of its members. This led to a group of people 
constitute, in the autumn of 1994, as a permanent working group on trade fair theme 
incipient in Galicia, since there was only one other similar group being formed in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Shop:  Within store offer fair trade crafts, food fair trade; 

 

organic food, in which we excel short circuits of distribution, fresh produce 
the bulk and we also have infant feeding; ecological hygiene products and cleaning 
ecological, eco-stationery, music and specialized library and a space to sell products 
prepared by various groups and associations social labor integration of Lugo.


 
Every year we commemorate the International Day of Fairtrade, coinciding with the 
second Saturday of May. In this celebration we went outside to bring the population of Lugo 
information, product sales, tasting and recreational activities and awareness. 
Usually, these activities also extend over the previous week in various fields 
the city.
 
 MICROCREDITS
Microcredit work in the following way:
Autonomous companies or (more rarely) ask the bank for a microcredit. The bank requires a guarantor a mutual guarantee. The  company in Galicia is AFIGAL, with which thebank secures at least 70% charge of the credit.
The applicant must file microcredit financial data (income, VAT ...) and book equityfor the bank and the guarantor to see viable credit.
In this case the guarantor is the one who decides whether to authorize the request.
 
 
STRESS REDUCTION
REDEA Program Stress Reduction is backed by 30 years of scientific research conducted at the Medical Center of the University of Massachusetts. Some of the benefits for companies are:
Increased productivity and employee concentration
Significant savings in medical costs
Decrease in work absenteeism and presenteeism
Increased job satisfaction and motivation
REDEA Program offers the following business services:

• Courses of 6 weeks
• Classes and retreats for executives
• Training for medical staff and / or stress management RH
• Conferences and materials
• Diagnostics according to business needs

Work stress is one of the most significant risks facing organizations and their employees. Stressed employees tend to get sick easily, feel less motivated, less productive and compromise its security
• The IMSS reported that work stress affects 20% of workers (2008)
• The number of employees who become disabled by factors related to stress tripled from 1996 to 2000 (American Institute of Stress).

• 63% of workers say their personal lives have been affected by stress (Harris poll).

• 80% of employees feel stressed at work, more than half of them say they need help to manage stress (Gallup poll).
Work stress is the response people have when the demands and work pressures exceed their ability to handle them. The pressure is a natural part of any job, and helps employees stay motivated. When this pressure becomes excessive or uncontrolled, the stress eventually affect the performance, which affects both the company and employee health. Research shows that job stress can occur at any level in the organization, and some signs that the employee is stressed are:

• Changes in behavior
• Indecision
• Increased sickness absence
• Decrease in performance, eg, inability to concentrate
• Work in excess of or inability to delegate
• Relationship problems
• Smoking or heavy drinking
tips for life in general, but surely a greater impact on relaxation and productivity at work. Here goes:
1. Up early a little more. Get up fifteen minutes early in the morning. Unavoidable and unexpected setbacks will be less stressful.

2. Leave everything ready the night before. It's about letting all the things that are usually needed the night before, breakfast table, clothes you think carrying materials for the job ...

3. List what you do during the day. Do not rely on memory. The pressure of trying to remember and not forget it can be stressful. So the best thing is to record the hours of interviews, or other obligations (shopping, laundry, errands, etc.)..

4. Do not do things you regret, do not tell lies. Do not do anything having been done, take you to tell a lie. Conceal the lies you will create more stress than you think.

5. Duplicate keys. Make duplicates of all keys. Buried or hidden in a safe place the key of the garden entrance of the house. If it is not possible, carry the new key in your wallet, apart from the usual set of keys.

6. Practice preventive maintenance on those important things. The car, appliances, home, etc. In this way there will be fewer things to worry about and less likely to create problems at the wrong time.

7. Be prepared to wait. Take something that allows you to leverage your time if you have to wait for some unforeseen reason or to queue somewhere. From a small pocket computer to a book, a report, a notepad, etc. etc.

8. Do not procrastinate todo. Procrastination is stressful. Whatever you have to do tomorrow, do it today, whatever you have to do today, do it now.

9. Plan ahead. Do not let the gas tank is nearly empty, keep a good pantry staples that are usually needed. Do not wait until the last life to get more.

10. Renew does not work well. Do not take chances with things you know you do not work well: an alarm clock that failure can leave you restless all night, a windshield wiper is not working correctly you can keep restless if you want to travel. Get away from your head what does not work you will reduce stress.

11. Sent in advance to the sites. Estimated 15 minutes of extra time to get to your appointments, interviews, meetings, etc. .. Plan to arrive at an airport one hour before domestic departures.

12. No coffee. Eliminate (or restrict) the amount of coffee or caffeine in your daily diet.Improve your relaxation, sleep and peace in general, although at first you have trouble quitting.

13. Emergency plans simple and useful. What if we break or lose a large warehouse?How do we meet? What if we do it in a big city when we travel? What do we do with children if the couple is late, leaving work late, etc..? Planning this kind of thing, you can relax and help reduce the psychological pressure.
14. Relax plans and its obligations to oneself. The world will not end if we do not cut the grass during the weekend.

15. Ask. Take a moment to repeat instructions or directions on how to get what a person expected to do can save hours (try to avoid the much more I hurry, the more I delay ...).

16. Learn to say no. We need to say no to extra projects, social activities and invitations. Be aware that you do not have the time or energy for anything. Each one of us needs each day to be quiet time to relax and be alone.

17. Pick up the phone. If you have time to relax, take a bath, meditate, take a nap, read without interruption ... off and pick up the phone and Isolate from other interruptions.

18. Transform needs preferences. Convert your needs preferences. Our basic physical needs are reduced to food, water and warmth. Everything else is preference or desires. Do yourself a slave of desires.

19. Simplify, simplify, simplify. . . Conjugate this verb continuously throughout the day.

20. Make friends, no worries. Care to associate with those who are chronic hiperpreocupados all ... Is contagious!

21. Get up and stretch. Stand up and stretch a bit if your job involves many hours sitting.

22. Use earplugs. If you need to find peace at home, do not hesitate to Isolate and use earplugs or other means to isolate (listening to music with headphones, etc).

23. Enough sleep. Use your alarm clock to remind you to go to bed. Do not subtract time from sleep.

24. Order out of chaos. Organize your home and workplace to know exactly where things are. Keeps everything in place and not have to go through the stress of losing things or the anxiety of losing a lot of time looking for them.

25. Breathe. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe short, shallow breaths do. When you breathe well, stale air is expelled from the lungs, the oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and increases muscle tension. Check your breathing throughout the day and especially before, during and after high-pressure situations.Learn breathing techniques.
26. Record thoughts and feelings. Write (and later destroyed and thrown away) can help clarify things and give you a fresh perspective of them.

27. Display important events and actions. Decrease stress when the time comes if we imagined in detail and quietly all we do. For example, speaking in public (imagine how we went to the room, how we talk, what questions do, how we respond, etc.)..

28. Change activities. When the stress of having to finish a job gets in the goal of completing the work itself, a change of activity, and the environment can be just what it takes to finish.

29. Discuss the issues that concern you. Share or discuss your problems with a trusted friend can help clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate better on problem-solving.

30. Choose your supportive and positive environment. One of the most obvious ways to avoid unnecessary stress is to select an environment (work, live, leisure) which is in line with your personal needs and desires. If you hate the desk jobs do not take jobs that require sitting behind a desk all day, if you hate talking about politics do not associate with people who talk about politics ...

31. Learn to live every day. Do not live several days at a time.

32. Enjoy every day. Each day do something that you really like.

33. Love and be positive. Add a little love everything you do. Learn to be positive.

34. Bath or shower. Take a year or hot shower (or cold in summer) to relieve voltage acc. The water and the brain are positive synergies.

35. Do something for others. It relaxes and makes you feel good, if you can do every day.

36. Empathy. Focus on understanding rather than be understood, to love more than to be loved.

37. Improve your appearance. Do something to improve your appearance. Can help improve your appearance and make you feel better.

38. Plan your day realistically. Avoid the tendency to schedule events one after the other (straight), take the time between appointments to take a break.

39. Be flexible. Some things are not worth making them perfectly and issues on which it is best not to compromise.

40. Do not self-labeled negatively. Remove from your destructive self-labeling language such as "I'm too old to ..." or "I'm too fat to ..." etc.

41. Change of pace for the weekend. Use your weekend time for a change of pace. If your work week is slow and very planned, make sure there is time for action and spontaneity in your weekend. If your work week is fast and crowded and dominated by deadlines, seek peace and solitude on your days off.

42. Do one thing at a time. When you're with someone, devote yourself to that person and not think of any other more. When you're busy with a project, concentrate on it and forget about anything else you have to do.

43. Time for yourself. Save time for yourself every day. Give it for privacy, tranquility and introspection.

44. Remove the unpleasant tasks first. When you have to make it a particularly nasty early morning, so for the rest of the day will be free from anxiety.

45. Delegate responsibilities. Learn to delegate responsibilities to other people capable of doing.

46. Take a short respite for lunch. Try to stay away from your desk and work area in body and mind, perhaps just 15 or 20 minutes.

47. Take time for tough decisions. Forget about counting to 10. Count to 1,000 before doing or saying anything that cooperation could make things worse.

48. Ability to forgive people. We must accept that we live in a perfect world.

49. Be optimistic. Having a positive outlook on the world. Worth believing that people are doing the best they can.
 
 
In Galicia there is a company, MS VISION, that work with stress reduction but still this option is in test.

 

 

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