Saturday, May 8, 2010 is World Fair Trade Day!
Join the celebration! Three things you can do:
1. Attend a World Fair Trade Day event near you.
Listing of all kinds of celebrations nationwide:www.worldfairtradeday10.org/index.php
Global Exchange Fair Trade Store celebrations (DC area, SF Bay Area, Portland): May 8 Recycled Magazine Jewelry Making Workshop (for the perfect Mother's Day gift!). More info: www.globalexchangestore.org/Articles.asp
2. Tell 5 educators or parents about Global Exchange's Fair Trade curriculum, available at www.globalexchange.org/cocoa
3. Put this year's theme, Fair Trade My Home, into action by Fair Trading a room (or your whole home!) at Global Exchange's Fair Trade Online Store. For the resources listed below, visit www.globalexchangestore.org
Kitchen - Sustainable Teakwood cutting boards from Guatemala for preparing and serving your Fair Trade foods.
Dining Room - Block printed cotton tablecloths & napkins from India; hand painted dishware from Tunisia; and pine needle baskets from Nicaragua for setting your Fair Trade table.
Bedroom - Pillows, blankets and rugs handmade in India, Bali and beyond; and a wide selection of handmade clothing, jewelry and accessories for your Fair Trade wardrobe.
Garden - recycled oil drum art handmade in Haiti and hammocks from El Salvador for your Fair Trade front porch.
Or…visit your local store to Fair Trade your cupboard with Fair Trade chocolate, coffee, fruit, rice, etc.
For more information on World Fair Trade Day, visit www.wftday.org.