Media-Providence Friends School – Friends for Fair Trade
Friends (aka Quakers) are perhaps the original “Fair Traders”: in the 17th century, Quaker business owners were unique in setting fair fixed price for their wares rather than setting a high price and haggling with buyers. MPFS was an “early adopter” of the Fair Trade movement, teaching about and advocating for Fair Trade decades prior to the town of Media becoming America’s First Fair Trade Town. We’re excited about our certification as a Fair Trade School because equality and social justice are central to our beliefs. We hope our efforts encourage others to stand for Fair Trade.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
Raise awareness of Fair Trade at your school through presentations, events, curriculum, and other activities.
Source Fair Trade Products
Work with your school to offer Fair Trade products regularly in the cafeteria, vending machine and offices.