Irvine is a town of 220,000 people in Orange County. UC Irvine is a designated Fair Trade University, with around 25,000 students. There are many technology, auto, software and professional services companies here. We are 50 miles South-East of downtown Los Angeles.
We have a small but growing committee that are beginning to organize the FTT project. We have almost completed our survey of FT retailers. We have a Fair Trade retailer in the UCI farmers market every Saturday, and we have a new Green Market the 2nd Saturday morning of each month at Irvine Valley Community College.
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.