06 Oct '11, 2pm

How Many Slaves Work For You Every Day? Find Out With New Online Tool. #environment #slavery via @jaymiheimbuch

Inhabitat writes , "Last month marked the anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which we all know ended slavery for good 149 years ago, right? Wrong. While that's what we in America are taught in our textbooks, slavery is still alive and well around the world (including in the U.S.). In fact, most of us have several slaves working for us at this very moment." I checked out the Slavery Footprint site and launched into the survey. It's pretty simplified -- they aren't calling for you to declare exact items by their brands, but more an overall assessment of your closet, medicine cabinet, refrigerator contents and so on. It's just the right level of depth where you'll get a fairly good idea of your social impact without having to invest a day in checking every label in your home. What did I get as a score? *shivers* I have 23 slaves working for me. ...

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