Thursday, May 22, 2008

World Fair Trade Day in San Diego


"Reach Across The World - Transforming Lives Through Fair Trade" with Keynote Speaker, Jackie DeCarlo, author of Fair Trade - A Beginner's Guide.

A giant thanks to those that came out to our World Fair Trade Day event on May 10th! We had a blast and best of all, we had the opportunity to meet so many folks from our community with an interest in Fair Trade. The enthusiasm, curiosity and discussion brought so much inspiration and excitement to the day!

We know many of you made sure to attend so you could raise your mug in solidarity and support for World Fair Trade Day and also to help us break the record for the World’s Largest Coffee Break.

Well…we did it! Our official tally here in San Diego at CafĂ© Moto was 111 people – awesome turn out! With your help, 12,128 people in more than 150 locations from coast to coast convened to set the record for the World’s Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break.

For a full-page slideshow of the SAN DIEGO World Fair Trade Event, click here.

Our day at Cafe Moto was chock full of info, festivities, feasts and friends. It was nearly endless fair trade fun with:
  • continental breakfast and endless fair trade coffee and tea generously donated by Cafe Moto
  • a very informative and engaging presentation and book signing by Jackie DeCarlo, author of Fair Trade - A Beginner's Guide
  • a great skit illustrating the concept of fair trade, from the students at University of San Diego
  • fabulous fair trade chocolate tasting with treats from Theo Chocolate, Alter Eco, Larabar, Divine Chocolate and Marcie Sweets
  • heartfelt presentations from business, faith and non-profit leaders
  • fun gift bags full of fair trade fare and info
  • fair trade shopping from Karma Market, The Purpose, The Tomorrow Project, Marcie Sweets, Open Door Books and Cafe Justo
  • fair trade rose bouquets just in time for Mother's Day
  • soup and bread lunch with the help from The Tomorrow Project and Bread and Cie
  • raffle prizes
  • and of course – The Worlds Largest Coffee Break!
We are already looking forward to next year!

Watch the Video Clip of the World’s Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break



To hear the kind words about our event from our Keynote Speaker, Jackie DeCarlo, please visit her blog at http://fairtrade.crs-blog.org/ . See post from May 11, 2008.

1 comment:

Posmena Sales said...

Here is a link for FairTrade Chocolate online:
- chocolate4you