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La Mesa, California

La Mesa CA is a city located in San Diego County. It borders the Eastern edge of the city of San Diego . Nicknamed “Jewel of the Hills”, La Mesa is distinct for its village atmosphere and surrounding foothills. The population is 60,000. Many of the residents have lived in La Mesa for years and some are descendants of the “pioneers” who established the city in 1912. La Mesa was officially declared a “Fair Trade Town USA” during it Centennial year 2012.

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Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

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Reach out to Retailers

Work with retail locations in your town to offer two or more Fair Trade products.

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Engage Your Town

Each town must have a certain number of community organizations using or serving Fair Trade products.

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Get Some Love from the Media

Broadcast how local action can deliver life changing benefits to farmers and artisans.

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Engage Your Local Government

Build long-lasting relationships with your local government and pass a Fair Trade resolution.

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From Our Blog

January 29, 2017 Local Soccer Ball Team purchases Fair Trade Balls! The German Soccer Academy, located in Southpark, recently purchased fair trade soccer balls from Senda Athletics. Coach Craig Hyde made the switch re...

January 28, 2017 The Social Action Committee from the Mission de Alcala will have a table about how Fair Trade prevents human trafficking on Saturday 1/28/17.Hope you stop by to check it out.   

Dr. Bronner Event in Downtown San Diego!

January 20, 2017 Dr. Bronner’s to Host Record Release Party in Downtown San Diego to Launch LP of Historic Recordings of Founder Emanuel BronnerEvent to Feature Performances by The B-Side Players, Jill Sobule,...

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