On February 14, 2009, Chico became the 2nd Fair Trade Town in California and 10th in the nation. Becoming a Fair Trade Town required our City Council to pass a resolution in support of Fair Trade principles, businesses and organizations to offer fair trade products, and local citizens pledging to use those products.
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.
Fair Trade Locations
Retail Locations Community Organizations