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Buy Fair Trade Goods to Celebrate Fair Trade Month!

Buy Fair Trade Goods to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

Support change during Fair Trade Month!

October is Fair Trade Month! We’d like to help support social, environmental, and economic global change, and we invite you to join us in supporting the fair trade movement. Check out why we feel that this is important by learning about fair trade certification.

What is fair trade?

A product that is deemed to be certified as a fair trade item follows strict restrictions that help to support economic, environmental, and social progress around the world. The production of these products help to encourage safe workspaces, and environmental consciousness, reduce products made with harmful chemicals, and pay workers a fair wage.

Why should We care about fair trade?

Fair trade awareness lasts through October, but that doesn’t mean that fair trade should stop there. Support fair trade practices year-round. It’s important to be mindful of what we’re purchasing as well as where it comes from. By beginning or continuing this journey, we can start on a path of supporting both global growth and development and buy fair trade products.

As we briefly mentioned above, farmers who struggle to make a living are often forced to engage in agricultural practices that compromise their land and surrounding ecosystems, such as deforestation and erosion, use of harmful toxins, and disposal of pollutants into the water supply. Fair Trade Certified environmental standards are some of the strictest in the industry. Fair Trade Certified ensures that farmers follow internationally monitored environmental standards, while empowering farmers and farm workers with financial incentives and resources for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation and environmental education. By establishing Fair Trade prices farmers are able to practice sustainable growing techniques and are supported in learning new skills that will preserve their land for generations to come. This means that Fair Trade Certified products are not only better for the men and women who grow them, they’re better for the planet as well.

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with The Maria Sanchez Show. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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