Celebrate World Fair Trade Day By Taking Action!
This Saturday, May 10th is World Fair Trade Day. This is a time for all of us to reflect on the kind of world we want and the steps we need to take to get there. Here are just a few ideas from Fair World Project:
|Make a choice and enter to win! Watch five short videos from the finalists in our World Fair Trade Day video contest. We asked all of you to submit videos on why you should win a chance to go to Nicaragua to see fair trade on the ground and what you would bring back to your community. We reviewed dozens of great videos and chose five finalists who represent different ideas about fair trade and how to move it forward. Everyone who votes is entered to win a fair trade gift basket worth $150 for themselves!
Vote now and enter to win!
|Support Fair Brands! And even better, support fair brands giving you a discount on select fair trade products at a natural food store or co-op near you!|
|Spread the word! Watch our own Free Trade vs. Fair Trade video and share it with your network.|
|Advocate for fair policies! As important as it is to support small-scale farmers and mission-driven brands, we will never have the impact we want until our policies are in line with our values. Take a look at our action and campaign page where we make it easy to tell congress you want fair trade not free trade, advocate for a fair minimum wage, and advocate on behalf of small-scale farmers in Brazil and victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Banglaesh.|
|Look for the Small Producer Symbol! Finally there is a fair trade certification created by and for small-scale producers. Look for it at a retailer near you and if you cannot find it point them to the list of certified producers and registered buyers. (Fair World Project’sFair Americas Coffee also carries the seal.)|