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Fair Trade

The Fair Trade project directly supports our partner NGOs' efforts to sell locally produced textiles, food products and other goods for a fair price by using the ship as a retail space. Onboard and on land, participants learn about fair trade as an alternative economic model. Revenue earned from selling goods to Peace Boat at fair prices supports the sustainability of our counter-partners' main activities, whether working on environmental issues, independence, development for women or other issues.

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Galapagos Forest Revitalization Project

Due to rapid development and introduced species brought in by settlers, the precious nature of the Galapagos Islands - the "islands of evolution" - are under threat. Since 2007, Peace Boat has been working together with the Charles Darwin Foundation and photographer Fujiwara Koichi on a project to plant native species such as Scalesia.

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Patagonia Project

In close collaboration with CODEFF, one of Chile's oldest environmental organizations, Peace Boat is working to raise awareness about a controversial hydro-electric project that threatens to do ecological damage to the Aysen region, whose diverse wildlife and other biological and geographical features are already endangered by development and resource exploitation. Peace Boat has lent its voice to the call to register Patagonia as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and helps fundraise for environmental activities in Chile.

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Peace and Green Boat Voyages

Peace Boat is working with the Green Foundation, Korea's largest environmental group, to organize Peace and Green Boat Voyages that focus on sustainable lifestyles and address regional environmental issues. Among them figure for instance the environmental impact of the presence of US military bases in Okinawa, the threat posed by the nuclear chain including the Rokkasho reprocessing facility and nuclear power plants in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, as well as the danger posed to wildlife and bird preservation by wetland reclamation and development projects on the Korean peninsula.

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Peace Boat Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Campaign

Peace Boat has long been involved in local and global initiatives to eradicate poverty in the world - particularly in recent years towards the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Notably, in 2009, Peace Boat launched its MDGs Campaign, in partnership with the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP-Japan) to raise awareness about the MDGs and the role of civil society in achieving these goals, carrying out MDGs Training Program designed to develop an understanding of the challenges faced in eradicating poverty and promote activism for achieving the MDGs, and inviting students and young activists from Africa and Latin America to discuss development issues onboard. Symbolizing the strength of the collaboration between Peace Boat and the United Nations, the UNMC's logo "End Poverty 2015" is painted on the body of the Peace Boat's vessel.

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