We came across this new concept product today, called the "Fairphone" (www.fairphone.com), which appears to be the smartphone equivalent of fair trade coffee -- particularly in its "ethical" sourcing of rare metals and minerals used in its manufacturing. The makers of Fairphone are in the midst of accepting preorders to make the concept a reality (their goal is 5,000 units by June 13).
VANCOUVER, BC – April 22, 2013 – Today, in recognition of Earth Day, iQmetrix is pleased to announce the creation of its very own “iQ Forest,” in partnership with the Peace River, Alta.-based company, The Carbon Farmer. The iQ Forest consists of 240 trees, representing one tree for every iQmetrix employee.
In early February 2013, iQmetrix brought all of us employees (that had worked with the company for at least a year) on a one-week company retreat to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. A day of team building was scheduled as part of the week’s activities. But instead of playing games on the beach, we wanted to make a difference.
We decided to volunteer in a nearby village. We got in touch with aid organizations in the Playa del Carmen area and came upon an opportunity to lend a hand in a Mayan village called Chan Chen, located about 50 km southwest of Playa del Carmen.
Last week, Jerome, Tom, Julian and John hosted an information session to kick off the Bike to Work Week in Vancouver (May 28-June 1). They went over why you should bike, why you shouldn’t bike, and then counteracting the reasons why you shouldn’t bike to rally and motivate the office.
Ten employees from iQmetrix in Davidson spent Friday morning cleaning up Roosevelt Wilson Park and the shores of Lake Davidson. The corporate community service project for Earth Week was organized by Davidson Lands Conservancy.