World Fair Trade Day should be celebrated by everyone! But first, what exactly is Fair Trade Day?
-The Fair Trade Day Organization
Let’s take a second to sit and reflect.
The following are common, but not exclusive, circumstances in which these workers experience :
Now that I’m aware of these issues, what do I do to help?
And finally, World Fair Trade Day comes to the rescue!
Why is Fair Trade Day so important?
The Theme for 2022… Climate Justice.
“The aim of Climate Justice is to deliver fair, inclusive and sustainable solutions to people who are suffering the effects of the climate crisis while addressing the root causes of climate change.” -WFTO
Climate Justice is a movement that recognizes climate change may have varying social, economic, public health, and other negative effects on impoverished communities, as well as certain genders and ages.
“Amassing the global market with consumer goods has also led to waste and pollution crises. As a result, we are facing a global ecological breakdown that is threatening our very survival. The environmental challenges are already impacting communities and endangering the sustainability of livelihoods of producers. Yes, we are all affected, but the marginalized communities who are least responsible for the climate problem are suffering the most”
The following groups, movements and companies have partnered together to help make waves in the Climate Justice Movement:
Cooperative social solidarity
Do your part too, wherever you can.
Need help with solutions?
“Regenerative agriculture is an alternative means of producing food that, its advocates claim, may have lower—or even net positive—environmental and/or social impacts… For example, Rhodes (2017) claimed that “regenerative agriculture has at its core the intention to improve the health of soil or to restore highly degraded soil, which symbiotically enhances the quality of water, vegetation and land-productivity.”” -Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community, Boulder, CO, United States
Start recycling your plastic. Where you can, also reduce your plastic usage overall to reusable items. Today’s time is making it a bit easier to recycle and have access to reusable resources.
Carbon neutral production. “Climate Neutral Certified combines those two things in a verified seal of approval indicating that a product comes from a company taking responsibility for the carbon emissions of its entire supply chain. The idea, according to CEO Austin Whitman, is to make those headache-inducing decisions a little easier — and provide clear, simple actions for folks who want to tread more lightly on the planet.” -Claire Elise Thompson
Use eco-friendly natural dyes on fabric
And so much more. Just do your research!
Live sustainably, be aware and fight back. Together we can make a difference!
Did you know? 52% of Fair Trade Enterprises are led by women
Click here or on the image to visit World Fair Trade Organization right now! The more you learn, the more you can contribute to the solutions.