Did you know that October is officially Fair Trade Month? Until recently, I didn’t either! But a few weeks back I was contacted by the awesome folks at Fair Trade USA, and asked to participate in an educational outreach program. And also, there was coffee and chocolate involved.
Seriously though, this is one issue I can wholeheartedly get behind. Anyone who reads Bonzai Aphrodite on the regular, knows that food politics is a passion of mine. Most often I write about veganism and environmentalism – I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always emphasize the human part of the equation. Which is why I’m so happy to have that opportunity now!
This short video sums up the ethos of Fair Trade; please take a few moments to watch it!
Pretty amazing, right? So, do you want to win a bag full of awesome Fair Trade goodies, like coffee, tea, chocolates, and more? (totally vegan) All you have to do is help spread the word about the importance of Fair Trade! To enter, simply:
1. Go “like” Fair Trade on Facebook and make sure to check out the new mobile app for iPhone and Android. This is a super handy tool!
2. Tweet the following – “I’m helping to raise awareness about Fair Trade practices! Learn more at http://fairtradeusa.org/ and http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2011/10/gift-bag-giveaway-for-fair-trade-month/”
3. Set the following as your Facebook status – “I’m helping to raise awareness about the importance of Fair Trade practices! Please take a moment to learn more at http://fairtradeusa.org/ and http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2011/10/gift-bag-giveaway-for-fair-trade-month/”
4. Do the same on your blog, tumblr, or any other way of getting the word out!