Monday, March 29, 2010

Save the date!

Save the date for our Fair Trade Chocolate Sunday on Sunday May 2nd, 2–4:30pm at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY.

There'll be lots of fun for families, including a Chocolate Sunday Challenge plus crafts, music, stories and hands-on activities.

Find out where chocolate comes from, sample FREE Fair Trade chocolate and ice cream (with thanks to Divine and Ben & Jerry's), and learn how our chocolate choices can change lives.

See you there!

Calling young poets...

Fair Trade Delmar Campaign invites local children to enter a Chocolate Poetry Contest.

Write a poem inspired by CHOCOLATE and win...chocolate (of course!) and other Fair Trade goodies, plus a book about Fair Trade for your classroom or school library. Winning poems from three age categories will be published in the Bethlehem Spotlight and online on this blogspot.

There will be one winner each in the categories: Grades K-3, 4-5, 6-8

Revised final deadline for entries is Friday April 23rd.

Prizes will be awarded at the Fair Trade Chocolate Sunday event being held at Delmar Reformed Church on Sunday May 2nd - see here for details.

For full competition details, including where to send your entries, click here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fair Trade schools

Fair Trade Delmar Campaign enjoyed being part of a World Rally at Bethlehem Middle School last Friday evening. It was a great opportunity to meet kids, introduce them to the ideas behind FT and invite them to try some Fair Trade hot chocolate (made up with locally produced milk) as they thought about the question "How can we make a fairer world?"

We also displayed information about Fair Trade Schools - a thriving movement in the UK (where there are thousands of participating schools) but a new concept here in the USA. Much like the Fair Trade Towns movement, schools commit to meeting five goals:

1) Form a steering committee;
2) Write and adopt a whole-school Fair Trade policy;
3) Buy, use and promote Fair Trade products within school;
4) The whole school learns about Fair Trade issues;
5) The school promotes and takes action for Fair Trade in school and in the wider community.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Fair Trade school, please get in touch: