The City of Philadelphia passed a Fair Trade Resolution!

IMAG0005The Philadelphia City Council officially signed and passed the resolution on February 26th, 2015 recognizing and Commending Fair Trade Philadelphia for its Commitment to Economic Equality for Workers and Sustainable Production Practices for the Environment. Download the entire resolution here (Word doc): PhiladelphiaFairTradeResolution, or read it online here.

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Shop for a Cause with Philly Area Ten Thousand Villages Stores in March and April

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Catholic Relief Services
Black Women's Health Alliance
On Friday, April 17th, we will be holding a Community Shopping Event with Ten Thousand Villages’ stores throughout the greater Philadelphia area. A portion of the sales made on this day will be donated to the CRS Fair Trade Fund to benefit disadvantaged farmers and artisans overseas, and build the fair trade marketplace in the U.S.
Ten Thousand Villages in Center City, Ardmore , and King of Prussia will hold a Community Shopping Event on International Women's Day, Sunday March 8th. The event will benefit The Black Women's Health Alliance. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of our net sales in those three stores on that day to the organization. The more that you shop the more we can give. Celebrate the day in style all while making a difference.

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Help us identify Fair Trade community organizations in Philadelphia!

Fair Trade PHL has already achieved 4 out of 5 criteria for Philadelphia city to become a fair Trade town.
Currently we are working on identifying community organizations, offices, schools and places for worship, where at least one Fair trade product is being used.
We need 61! We have 54.  7 More to Go!

 

Does your office or place of worship use Fair trade coffee/tea? If so, let us know. If you are not sure, can you find it out? If you know they don’t, can you work together with us to switch your office to Fair Trade products?

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Meetings are every third Thursday at 6:30pm.

Email info@fairtradephiladelphia.org for the meeting location.