In honor of World Fair Trade Day, Lydia’s Cafe will offer a free cup of fair trade coffee at 3pm to anyone who would like to help set the world record for the World’s Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break. Fair Trade supporters from around the world will join at 3pm Easter/Noon Pacific in solidarity of fair trade and love for coffee! Made on Earth will also be participating by donating 10% of all sales on Saturday to G.A.L.A.’s Sustainability in Action program which comprises of the homesteading workshop series, study circles, film screening, and theme potlucks. So grab your favorite coffee mug, a few friends, and show your support for fair trade this weekend! And spread the word to make trade fair!
Fair trade is a market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability. The movement behind fair trade advocates payment of a fair price as well as consciousness of social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and flowers. Learn more by visiting the Fair Trade Resource Network website.