The Amherst Fair Trade Partnership, a non-profit organization sponsored in part by EarthAction, is committed to educating consumers and merchants about Fair Trade. The goal of the Partnership is to increase public awareness in Amherst and small towns throughout Massachusetts about Fair Trade principles and how these principles improve the lives of small farmers and crafts people throughout the globe. We hope to encourage consumers in Amherst to make a difference in the world through their everyday purchases. We are not asking consumers to buy more but to buy more consciously. We also will encourage merchants in Amherst to sell Fair Trade products, to the economic benefit of the producers of these products, to the merchants and to Amherst itself. Amherst became the fourth Fair Trade Town in America a few years ago.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Retailers
Work with retail locations in your town to offer two or more Fair Trade products.
Enroll Community Organizations
Each town must have a certain number of community organizations using or serving Fair Trade products.
Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
Raise awareness of Fair Trade in your community through educational events, media coverage, and other activities.
Pass a Fair Trade Resolution
Work with your city or town council to pass a resolution in support of Fair Trade.