On September 28 2017, join campuses and groups across Canada in celebrating Fairtrade farmers and workers by baking goodies made from Fairtrade ingredients for the World’s Largest Fair Trade Bake Sale.
Treating your friends and your professors with lovingly baked goods is a way to show you care, yet millions of farmers who produce the ingredients that go into the treats we enjoy are struggling to make a living.
Campuses and other active fair trade groups will join forces on September 28th to help demand a fair deal for marginalized farming communities by holding a Fair Trade Bake Sale. Proceeds will go to support education and awareness in Canada and community development projects through producer partners in the Global South.
Fairtrade has paved the way for better, more sustainable ways of trading. By buying products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark, consumers can help farmers earn a viable income, creating sustainable development.
Julie Francoeur, Executive Director for Fairtrade Canada said: “Campuses across the country come together to demand for trade and social justice. Their passion and commitment contribute to sustainable changes for farmers and workers in terms of long term commercial relationships with companies and sustainable production practices. We invite everyone, from campuses, to retailers, to businesses, to towns, to schools, to individuals to make a conscious choice by demanding Fairtrade products. Products that reflect their values.”
The World’s Largest Fair Trade Bake Sale is a celebration that runs during Fair Trade Campus Week in September. It will complement Fairtrade Canada’s work towards supporting farmers and producers in countries of the Global South.
Leaders across Canada will be using the #fairtradebakesale hashtag to spread the word about their activities.
For more information about the campaign and how to get involved, visit www.fairtradebakesale.ca.