HSU gets a visit from Trade Monkey's College Karma Tour
ARCATA - Socially responsible consumption and product transparency; students at HSU got the opportunity to find out what it means and why it’s important.
It’s part the Trade Monkey’s College Karma Tour, to inspire young people to be curious about the world they live in and the impact they have on it.
Trade monkey prides itself in supporting women in third world countries and allowing them to use their talents to support their families.
"It's really, really exciting to see people filled with potential. When you talk to these women and you're able to help them work toward a future, that at one point in their life they never saw possible and create a better future for their children. There's no more rewarding experience I've ever had in my life," said Trade Monkey CEO, Mark Weber.
Weber gives lectures to students about the importance of truly knowing where your products come from when you buy them.
“It's important they understand, every time you spend money you're voting for something, the kind of world you want to live in. That there are repercussions, positive or negative, when you spend as little as a dollar,“ said Weber.
"If you can help somebody understand what really goes into the production of a product. They'll make better decisions when it comes to purchasing,” said Trade Monkey Chief Sales Officer, Kevin Frilot.
“The ability for people to take what they're learning and do good, instead of having this get rich quick mentality. And being able to focus on the fundamental problems in the world and help and empower people, I think is just incredible, said HSU Senior, Alex Rae Cooper.
On March 1st, Trade Monkey’s CEO, Mark Weber, will deliver a keynote speech at the California Higher Education Student Summit, speaking to over 400 students and faculty.