The Fair Trade Challenge is going to be a blast! Beginning on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2015) and concluding on March 15, 2015, the Fair Trade Challenge still promotes consumer choice and inspires ethical purchasing. The core challenge will remain the same: consume Fair Trade tea, coffee, and chocolate for 30 days. However, along with the new timing and name, we will offer our participants the opportunity to find the right “challenge” for each individual or group. This year Fair Trade Manitoba will be featuring different types of alternative challenges: the School Challenge, the Bakers’ Challenge, the Office Challenge, and the Holiday Challenge. If you can’t find the right Challenge, you can always create your own!
When you buy fair trade, it means that producers in the developing world have received a fair wage for what they produce, so they are able to better support their families and communities. This alternative approach to trade encourages more sustainable farm management practices, better conditions for workers, and more democratic procedures within the workplace. Fair trade also means no child labour has been used in production.
Members of my group or organization will participate in the 2015 Fair Trade Challenge. We pledge to go fair trade for 30 days in support of producers in the developing world. We will make every effort to complete the Challenge of our choice beginning on February 14 and ending on March 15, 2015. We will endeavour to share my experiences with others throughout the 30 days and thus promote fair trade awareness.
As the group contact, I also agree to complete an evaluation of the Fair Trade Challenge and to receive emails about upcoming Fair Trade Challenge or fair trade-related events.
Note that when you complete registration for the Fair Trade Challenge, you will see an "invoice" for $0.00. This is NOT an invoice, but in fact a confirmation of your registration.