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Activism

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

— Jane Goodall

 

Articles and Lectures
A sampling of writings by Brian Leber, speaking engagements, and interviews with national and international media.
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Activism

Advocacy is one of the guiding principles that inspired Leber Jeweler to create Earthwise Jewelry, a landmark collection of socially conscious and eco-friendly jewelry. This commitment to activism drives all our company's practices. Brian Leber is known in Washington DC, the global community, and throughout the jewelry industry for his passionate support of human rights and environmental responsibility, as well as for his work on global trade and economic development issues.

Leber Jeweler works cooperatively with U.S. government agencies, non-
governmental organizations and industry partners. We also collaborate directly with
communities and governments in the developing world. Here are just some of
the many initiatives with which we have been actively involved:

Global DevelopmentGlobal Development

At Leber Jeweler Inc, we are committed to assisting areas of the developing world turn their natural resources into a means of supporting local communities. We work directly with the people whose land and labor supplies us with our basic materials to offer them hope for a prosperous economic future.
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Bristol Bay Alaska MiningEnvironment

Our natural resources are finite treasures that must be used responsibly. Leber Jeweler Inc. is a leading voice for environmentally responsible mining of precious metals and gemstones, as well as the conservation and sustainable development of declining resources. such as coral.
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Democratic Republic of CongoimfEducation

The developing world can flourish with good leadership from the next generation. Through education and job training, young people can play an active role in a variety of fields and take their rightful place in the global supply chain.
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Health CareHealth Care

All individuals deserve access to decent medical care. Yet many countries that supply raw materials to the jewelry industry lack even the most basic public health care system. We support efforts to assist the neediest patients, from those with HIV/AIDs or malaria in sub-Saharan Africa to expectant mothers and landmine victims in Southeast Asia.
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Human RightsHuman Rights

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world." We believe these words should be the cornerstone of any responsible business practice.
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