Celebrate Fair Trade Month!
By Jamie Guzzi
31 Days, 31 Ways to Make a Difference
October is Fair Trade Month and what better time to kick off your town’s campaign for Fair Trade. Throughout the month of October, retailers, activists, teachers, churches, cafes, restaurants and folks like you and me will be celebrating Fair Trade by hosting educational events to raise awareness of Fair Trade in their communities.
Whether it’s a Fair Trade coffee cupping at your local café, a film screening and panel discussion at an area school, or a simple church coffee hour, there are countless ways that you can engage your community to get the word out about how Fair Trade is helping farmers and build your local campaign.
This year’s theme, 31 days, 31 ways, is intended to highlight both the great diversity of Fair Trade products now available and the many small ways we can make a difference with our daily choices. Each day, FairTradeMonth.org will feature a new product feature, fun fact and way you can get involved on the website, Facebook and Twitter. Together these small acts can make a big difference for the world’s small farmers.
Join us in celebrating Fair Trade Month by hosting an educational event in your city to promote Fair Trade. You can register your event and order materials at the TransFair USA event page to be included in the Fair Trade Month calendar of events and featured on the Fair Trade Month website and interactive widget.
Help us spread the word about Fair Trade online and reach our goal of 31,000 Facebook fans and 3100 Twitter followers. Invite your friends to be a fan of Fair Trade Certified on Facebook and Twitter, repost and retweet the message of the day and get involved in the conversation by leaving comments on Facebook and posting messages on Twitter using the hashtag #fairtrade.
Whether it’s in person or online, Fair Trade Month offers a great opportunity to build your networks, reach out to new communities and get the word out about your campaign. We hope you will join is in celebrating Fair Trade Month all month long by hosting a Fair Trade event in your town and reaching out to your networks online. Let’s make every day a Fair Trade Day this October!
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