This summer as you reach for a snack to fuel your hike, bike, swim, picnic in the park, test out some of the ideas below. You will not only be making healthy choices for yourself, you will also be helping to sustain the environment for generations to come.
We've got some exciting updates to our Fair Trade and organic fundraising program for schools, groups and organizations! It's now easier to earn profits for your important community projects. Here's what's new starting Fall 2014.
Rising heat, extreme weather and pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountainsides on which it flourishes. Global warming is leading to bad, expensive coffee. The perfect storm of raising heat, extreme whether and ferocious pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountain sides on which it flourishes. Rich western urbanites expecting to dodge the impacts of climate change should prepare for a jolt: global warming is leading to bad, expensive coffee. Almost 2bn cups of coffee perk up its drinkers every day, but a perfect storm of rising heat, extreme weather and ferocious pests mean the highland bean is running out of cool mountainsides on which it flourishes. Read more here.
And I have only this to share with you.
From our friends at Catholic Relief Services:
For World Fair Trade Day, May 10th 2014 ALL DAYYou can watch Connected By Coffee for free online at right from the homepage.We want to inspire you with the voices of these farmers on a day to honor fair trade. Please share this with everyone! DVDs and public screening versions are for sale now as well!
(A film by Stone Hut Studios, produced by Chelsea Bay Dennis and Aaron Dennis)
Learn more about WFTD at Fair Trade Resource Network.
or World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
It’s Fair Trade Month and this Saturday, May 10th is Fair Trade Day. Appropriately, today we received this alert from the AFL – CIO. They are asking folks to share the graphic below with friends and family on facebook and twitter.
Their news is as follows:
Thousands of people are in D.C. today to call on Congress to support fair trade and a 21st century economy that works for everyone—not just corporations.
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:
There are no two ways around it: Equal Exchange is experiencing a tricky and protracted period of disruption in banana supply. Equal Exchange works with independent 3rd parties along our chain, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Our reason for existence is to purchase bananas fairly from small-scale producers while challenging the undemocratic nature of the multinational model. Our goal is to also supply consistent and quality bananas on the store level.While upsets in our chain may be common, they tend to be isolated blips that we work hard to minimize.
The first Fair Trade, farmer-owned certification system, referred to as the Small Producer Symbol (SPP, for its Spanish acronym) has arrived. Read more. Photo Credit: Felipe Gurdian