Friday, July 3, 2009
Seattle Fair Trade Town
Media, PA was America's first Fair Trade Town...Seattle, WA is making great headway to becoming its twelfth!
Collaborating with Fair Trade Towns USA, Seattle is working tirelessly to get more Fair Trade Certified products sold in local retail stores, coffee shops and businesses. Fair Trade Seattle was recently mentioned in Trans Fair USA's Newsletter after the Mayor's Neighborhood Walk of the Roosevelt Neighborhood. Mayor Nichols visited the local Ten Thousand Villages where he learned of the campaign to make Seattle a fair trade city and agreed to send them a representative for the Steering Committee!
There's still much work to do, but Stacie Ford-Bonnelle, Shin Shin Hsia (Co-Coordinators of Campaign to Make Seattle a Fair Trade City) and their crew of hard working team members will get the job done.