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No Dirty Gold: This Valentine's Day, Say No to Gold That's Mined at the Expense of the Environment and Workers

Communities affected by mining deserve meaningful changes that improve real conditions on the ground.

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Consumers care about their purchases and want to be assured that their gold jewelry or cell phone did not come at the cost of human rights or the environment. Jewelry companies should support transparency and truly independent verification of the metals supply chain, and insist that their suppliers provide them with cleaner alternatives to "dirty" gold. Now that's an idea we could grow to love.


Payal Sampat is international campaign director and Scott Cardiff is international campaign coordinator for EARTHWORKS, an international mining reform organization.

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