Fair Foods

Seats of Consciousness developed in conjunction with the rescue of surplus food. As director of Fair Foods, Nancy Jamison developed the same concept but instead applied it to building materials -- specifically, wood and paint. She found that thousands of glass and construction companies regularly discarded semi-hard and hard wood pallets that were still in perfect shape. She found that large companies like Sherman Williams and The Home Depot discarded thousands of gallons of paint on a weekly basis; paint that was in perfect shape, but had minor problems such as misprints or imperfections on the labels. She decided to start "Fair Exchange" to offer these goods as well as food. But because Fair Foods attracted so many people who would benefit from learning a solid trade skill like carpentry, Jamison and her staff developed the Seats of Consciousness concept.

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