May 12: Peace on Fifth to Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with free fair trade goodies
Peace on Fifth is celebrating World Fair Trade Day May 12, 2012. Make it a great weekend in Dayton, Urban Nights on Friday and come back for a second look Saturday with World Fair Trade Celebration at Peace on Fifth.
- Dayton-Springfield, OH (1888PressRelease) April 19, 2012 - Peace on Fifth will hold a celebration of World Fair Trade Day May 12, 2012, the day following Dayton's first Urban Nights of 2012. World Fair Trade Day is a national celebration from May 6-20, where N. American shoppers invite friends, coworkers and neighbors to participate in Fair Trade activities for World Fair Trade Day, the largest Fair Trade event of the year. Participants will support trade justice and be able to pick up information about Fair Trade and the issues that fair trade shopping effects.
WHO: Local Fair Trade supporters, retailers, and consumers
WHAT: Free Fair Trade goodies to celebrate trade justice and participate in the largest Fair Trade event of the year.
WHERE: Peace on Fifth at 519 E Fifth Street, Dayton Ohio 45402 in the beautiful historic Oregon District
WHEN: Saturday May 12, 2012 from 12 noon- 8 p.m.
WHY: Peace on Fifth will be joining people across N. America to celebrate World Fair Trade Day.
The purpose of World Fair Trade Day is to raise greater awareness of Fair Trade to consumers, so that all trade becomes fair. Supporters will gather around 100,000 North American citizens, businesspeople, faith advocates, students, consumers and activists at Fair Trade events to celebrate the people who grow our food and produce our goods, as well as the businesses and nonprofits winning "Best in Fair Trade" Awards. Peace on Fifth not only creates Fair Trade products/supports Fair Trade, Peace on Fifth is actively encouraging the community to join around 100,000 people showing support for Fair Trade.
Buying over $1 billion of Fair Trade products annually, U.S. consumers are supporting millions of farmers and artisans who make the goods we consume and enjoy. Fair Trade helps producers get paid a fair wage, and work in healthy conditions.
ABOUT WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY
World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of Fair Trade held each year on the second Saturday in May. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries participate. In North America, the Fair Trade Resource Network is coordinating World Fair Trade Day. Major sponsors of World Fair Trade Day 2012 include Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Fairtrade International, Once Again Nut Butter and Wholesome Sweeteners. Regular sponsors include Ben & Jerry's, Bon Appétit Management Co., Catholic Relief Services, Fair for Life Fairtrade Certified, Fair Trade Towns USA, Fair Trade USA, Fair World Project, Global Gifts, Indigenous Designs, Lucuma Designs, Minga Fair Trade Imports and Theo Chocolate. Scores of Partners contribute a portion of their sales on World Fair Trade Day to the N. American coordination effort. This year, World Fair Trade Day in N. America will involve around 100,000 people at over 1000 events covered by scores of media stories.