A commitment to conflict-free technology

Awareness of the impacts of our purchase choices on land and peoples far away has slowly been spreading. Yet still many don't know about the worst impact of all: the electronics industry. Metals essential to cell phones, computers, video game systems, digital phones, and other techno gadgets are being extracted from the Congo by armed groups actively engaged in a genocide of huge proportions (over 5 million killed.) This is a fact that many of us ignore as we use electronic tools to promote positive change in the world.

This genocide continues almost completely unreported by the media and unknown to American's who's government is perpetrating the violence.

I for one think that the SMBI should commit to conflict-free options for out technology and actively promote them for subscribers as well.