Global Activism: Socially-conscious gifts for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2014

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
In Aug. 21, 2012, demonstrators hold flags that read in Spanish "Conga won't happen" as they protest the Conga gold and silver mining project on the banks of the Mamacocha Lagoon in Mamacocha, Peru. The project would destroy four mountain lakes in order to extract more than 200 tons of gold.

It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we feature someone trying to make the world a better place.

And if you’re thinking about gold jewelry for Valentine’s Day or any other day, a group of jewelers want you to think about how the gold came to you. Global Activist, Brian Leber, owner of Leber Jewelers, is involved in the “No Dirty Gold” campaign. The campaign, “seeks to educate consumers, retailers, manufacturers about the impacts of irresponsible gold mining”