Truckee’s Fair & Green celebrates World Fair Trade Day |

Truckee’s Fair & Green celebrates World Fair Trade Day

A Toast to Fair Trade: A convivial group raised their mugs at last year's Truckee Fair Trade event. Take your own mug May 9 to the Truckee World Fair Trade Day event at Fair andamp; Green, 10382 Donner Pass Road.

Americans will gather in unison Saturday, May 9, to surpass last years largest Fair Trade coffee break and support the growing popularity of Fair Trade in the United States. Fair & GreenGifts with Conscience will take part by hosting a Fair Trade Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Break at 9 a.m. to help highlight the benefit of Fair Trade to farmers, producers, consumers and the environment. Fair Trade Around Tahoe urges community members to participate in Worlds Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break to help set the record straight: Everything is Better When Its Fair.Bring your own mug to Fair & GreenGifts with Conscience, 10382 Donner Pass Road, Truckee; Gaialicious, 987 Tallac Ave., South Lake Tahoe; Alley Cat Caf, Grover Alley, Quincy. Check with the venue for times.The Fair Trade movement is about treating people and the planet with respect and dignity. Buying more than $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 ensures they are paid a fair wage and work in healthy conditions. Additionally, choosing Fair Trade products benefits the environment, since Fair Trade supports sustainable practices which minimize our environmental footprint.

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