Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Registration Open for New England & Southern California Gatherings

Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting two Regional Gatherings this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited!

Fair Trade Town and Fair Trade College & University campaign organizers and supporters will come together to establish regional support networks, build and grow our campaigns, and learn from our peers.

Mark your calendars!
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Southern California Regional Gathering -
Saturday October 5th, 2013
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Hope you will consider attending!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Sustain La Mesa Environmental Festival on September 7th was a great opportunity to meet with people and spread the word about Fair Trade.  
Mayor Art Madrid lead the opening remarks and stopped by our booth to show his continued support.
We teamed up with All the Perks Expresso Cafe in La Mesa to promote their Fair Trade coffee.  Owner, Silvana gave out samples of the coffee to all that asked.
Many people stopped by and were very interested in our work and what we had accomplished with La Mesa. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sustain La Mesa Environmental Festival this Saturday!
Please stop by!
San Diego County Fair Trade • La Mesa Fair Trade • SDSU Fair Trade Student Life Organization

Join our movement as we feature Fair Trade crafts & women's accessories - including recycled jewelry, t-shirts and lots more.  Here is an opportunity to join the many thousands of today’s consumers who are inspired to add “socially responsible” to their shopping list. To purchase a Fair Trade certified product is to make a difference. The designation signifies that artisans and farmers in the poorest areas of the world have received fair, livable wages for their product or ingredients.

In addition, certain standards must be met in the production process.  These include protecting the environment, building economic sustainability, and providing opportunities for education and health care for families.  Young children are protected from forced labor.

Awareness of Fair Trade is growing in San Diego County and well as in La Mesa.  Stop by our booth and see why La Mesa is a Fair Trade Town and why SDSU is fast becoming a Fair Trade University following UCSD, USD and Pt. Loma Nazarene University.