Media, PA become the first Fair Trade Town in the Americas in 2006 after a 6 month intensive campaign. There was no Fair Trade Campaigns then so we adopted the same guidelines used by Garstang England and self-declared. It spurred the first national Fair Trade Towns conference the following year and ultimately led to the formation of Fair Trade Campaigns. Although the Borough passed a resolution of support to complete the requirements, it took a while before they fully embraced us. Now they supply some funding and promote our status as the first Fair Trade Town in the Americas.
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.
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Fair Trade Locations
Retail Locations Community Organizations