Monday, December 15, 2014

A Fair Trade Day in San Diego!

SDSU students came by to sample Fair Trade chocolate during finals week.  At the Villa Alvarado residence hall students enjoyed Ben & Jerry's chocolate ice cream, spicy and regular hot cocoa, chocolate bars from Green & Blacks Organic, Madecasse, Equal Exchange, Divine and Theo.
Many students signed up to be a part of Fair Trade SDSU!  Professor Vinod Sasidharan, Faculty Advisor for Fair Trade SDSU served the hot cocoa while encouraging students to become part of the movement on campus.

Brad Perry of KUSI enjoyed his FREE scoop of Ben and Jerry's Ice cream with every donated gift for Promises2kids with Ephraim Mallari at Seaport Village.  Check out the La Mesa Fair Trade Towns sticker in the top corner of the window! Fair Trade San Diego County made a donation to Promises2Kids to support the cause.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 30th
   In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is a new shopping day designed to bring awareness to the fair trade movement.  The goal is to get shoppers to be mindful of their global footprint during the holiday shopping season.  Fair trade items include everything from coffee to jewelry, from fashion to novelties.  When shopping fair trade, every purchase enriches a life.   

There is an opportunity to shop at Partners Fair Trade Boutique located inside The Unity Center on "Fair Trade Sunday".    The Unity Center is located at 8999 Activity Road San Diego.  The boutique will be open from 8-5pm.

Fair Trade Alternative Gift Fair 
First Lutheran Church downtown is having their annual gift faire today 11/30.  Sample fair trade foods while shopping.  This event benefits Lutheran World Relief and other Fair Trade Partners.  10-2pm

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Alternative Gift Expo

Your chance to buy unique fair trade gifts for the holidays is just around the corner.  We are lucky in San Diego to have several shops that sell fair trade year, but once a year several fair trade vendors gather under one roof at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral making it easy for you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.