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Fair Trade: News & Updates
September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
This festival celebrates the cultural and artistic diversity of Tremont and the greater Cleveland area, and supports the endeavors of its visual and performing artists. The event includes over 130 vendors featuring artist selling their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, etc.; live music and dance performances; beer & wine garden; children’s village, and more. Volunteers are needed at IRTF's fair trade booth. Inquire about open shifts at OhioFairTrade@irtfcleveland.org .
September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Join us at Saint Clarence as the fall and winter fair trade fair season gets under way. This event is over two days beginning Saturday afternoon (4:30 to 6:00) and then continuing Sunday morning starting at 7:45 and ending at 1:30. This gives plenty of time to visit and shop. Volunteers needed. Please contact OhioFairTrade@irtfcleveland.org .
September 11, 2019
Food Action Forum meetings allow us to connect, build community, and have space to push our campaigns forward and engage in actions out there in your communities. In today’s overwhelmingly digital world we want to find ways to create meaningful and deep connections with this community, connections that are two-way; connections that are active, not passive. We look forward to connecting with you!. Join us. For any questions please reach out to email@example.com. --Frankie, Em, Danielle
August 12, 2019
Shopping to meet the locavore ethos ("eat local") is never simple, but taking a follow-the-money approach enables shoppers to support products that share their values. And this is where bananas come in. Buying Equal Exchange bananas from a local food co-op not only keeps money cycling through your community, but also ensures that communities of farmers in Ecuador and Peru are receiving a fair price for their products, which then keeps money flowing through their communities, as well. In a way, eating fair trade bananas gives you a local eater two-for-one, and you support both your community and the cooperative community of farmers that grew the fruit. It may not have been grown physically close to your co-op, but it creates an interconnected network of solidarity between communities.
July 5, 2019
Help us organize and mobilize our power as consumers to take back our food system from the tight hold of greedy corporations. Support Alternative Trade Organizations (ATOs) such as Equal Exchange, which is supporting dozens of farmer-owned cooperatives across the globe. The success of any ATOs in 2020 and beyond require a strong network of active consumers. Join us!
May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Fair Trade Festival at Church of the Gesu - IRTF Fair Trade table. Volunteers needed.
May 18, 2019
IRTF Fair Trade Sale at VegFest 2019. Volunteers needed.
April 27, 2019 to April 28, 2019
Come visit the IRTF fair trade table this weekend at St Joseph Church in Avon Lake.
March 1, 2019 to March 3, 2019