World Fair Trade Day Celebration, Union Sq Greenmarket, 8th May 2010
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NYC Fair Trade Coalition World Fair Trade Day Celebration
WHEN: Sat, May 8, 2010 9am-6pm
WHERE: Union Square Greenmarket
New York City Fair Trade Coalition (NYCFTC) celebrates World Fair Trade Day with Union Square’s Greenmarket. World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization; this event will be one of thousands held globally.
The event will feature a photography exhibition telling the story of Fair Trade people & products from NYCFTC Fair Trade members.
Free samples of Fair Trade certified coffee from Think!Coffee & chocolate from Equal Exchange will be offered. On World Fair Trade Day, Union Square is the place for New Yorkers to sample Fair Trade products & see what Fair Trade looks like.
We’re excited to join the Greenmarket to celebrate World Fair Trade Day. The success of the Greenmarket highlights the growing ethical awareness of New York consumers. The Greenmarket facilitates a real relationship between producers & consumers. Fair Trade creates these relationships a on a global scale.
For more information, please contact:
Fair Trade NYC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Leeder, email@example.com, 201-207-6073
About the New York City Fair Trade Coalition
NYFTC is a non-profit organization of individuals, businesses & affiliated organizations who act as advocates for Fair Trade in NYC. NYFTC supports & promotes Fair Trade products & businesses & engages in discussions around issues of Fair Trade with events & speaking engagements in NYC.
About Fair Trade
Fair Trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on partnership between producers & consumers. Fair Trade offers consumers products with transparent & equitable histories & a powerful way to reduce poverty with every day purchases. For producers, Fairtrade offers fairer terms of international trade ensuring fair wages, fair working conditions, support for community development & environmental protection. When a product carries a Fair Trade logo it means the producers & traders have met Fair Trade standards.