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: fairtradedelmarny@hotmail.com

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