Friday, September 22, 2017

Fair Trade Shopping Event Coming to La Mesa!

There will be an opportunity to shop among a wide range of unique, one of a kind items at a gift faire scheduled for Sunday, October 15 (8am-1:30pm) at St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall.  Fair Trade refreshments will be available to sample and/or purchase and enjoy while shopping.   They include chocolate, tea, coffee, bananas, soda, and free samples of Ben and Jerry’s fair trade ice cream.

Local vendors who sell Fair Trade products will have baskets, jewelry, clothing accessories, home d├ęcor items, and an abundance of gift items.  Here is an opportunity to join the many thousands of today’s consumers who are adding “social responsibility” to their shopping list.

Fair Trade is a “win-win”.  The consumer gets a high quality product and the producer is paid fair wages for that product and is helped to make a better life.  Fair Trade items originate in impoverished areas of developing nations.  The guidelines for certification as fair trade ensure protection of the environment, education and health care for children,
and community development.

La Mesa has the distinction of being declared a “Fair Trade Town” and is published as such on a national level.  Each year a Fair Trade Gift Event is scheduled so as to bring further awareness about the good that is accomplished simply by making a fair trade purchase.   The motto is “Buy Local, Buy Fair”.

St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall
7710 El Cajon Blvd.
La Mesa, CA  91942

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace with SD Fair Trade County

San Diego Fair Trade County will be tabling along with many local humanitarian organizations at the 4th Annual  
UN International Day of Peace in La Mesa
"Together for Peace:  
Respect, Safety and Dignity for All"
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Aztec Park
7945 Morocco Drive, La Mesa, CA 
The program, sponsored by the Interfaith Council of La Mesa, features speakers from faith traditions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Baha'i Faith and Native American, as well as cultural presentations from India, Africa, and North America.  The audience will be asked to contribute ideas on how to build a culture of peace.
From 3-3:45, humanitarian organizations will offer displays on domestic and international projects, and there will be non-competitive games for children.  The main program begins at 3:45pm.   
Bring a blanket, a chair or a yoga mat to sit  
comfortably during the program!   


The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are designed to eliminate global poverty and address climate change. Of the seventeen total SDGs, fair trade directly relates to the following ones:

*no poverty * zero hunger * gender equality * decent work * industry innovation & infrastructure * reduced inequalities * responsible consumption & production * climate change * peace & justice
* partnerships

To learn more about the program, click here. 
Learn more about the United Nations TOGETHER Campaign  
Fair Trade San Diego County|

Friday, June 23, 2017

Meet & Greet at Eclipse Chocolates in South Park!

Fair Trade Event at Eclipse was held 

Friday, August 25, 2017.

The Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Eclipse Chocolates was an event that featured their hand made fair trade chocolates.  Daniel was happy to share why their company uses fair trade chocolate 
and at every event explains why it is important to buy fair trade.  

The menu was excellent and enjoyed by all.  The chocolate was incredible!  Genesis Fair Trade also sold beautiful handmade items.  Thank you to Eclipse & Genesis for a great evening of fair trade and meeting people who share our vision of a better world.
2145 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
All cacao is fair trade certified by Fair Trade USA.