Why? Fair trade activists in the U.S. are trying to set a record for the World’s Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break — a title currently held by Finland, which got just over 50,000 participants to participate. Of course, such a huge event takes a lot of planning — which is why the Fair Trade Resource Network and its partners are offering lots of goodies to get you started NOW.
In fact, if you register a World Fair Trade Day event on FTRN’s website by April 30, you’ll get free fair trade shwag: a soccer ball, music bells, enough coffee to brew 70 cups, and other great stuff! The first 500 early birds will even get a free fair trade Kenyan Dancing Girl pin from Gifts With Humanity.
Don’t have the time to plan an event yourself but still want to participate? Find a coffee break near you on FTRN’s calendar, and enjoy a cuppa with fellow social justice activists and coffee lovers.
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