Saturday, November 12, 2005

The National Supermarket Day of Action for Fair Trade

Here's an opportunity to not just talk Conscious Consuming but live it (and then meet for dinner afterwards!) If you're interested in participating as part of the Conscious Consuming Group, probably at the Symphony Whole Foods, please say so when you respond and copy us at

Join us for a day of fun and hope...

Saturday, November 19th
12 PM – 5 PM.

On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, activists in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Seattle and San Francisco, and groups of volunteers from across the country will join to make this a day to celebrate and promote Fair Trade!

Here, in the Boston area, the Boston Fair Trade Coalition and its volunteers will be heading to our neighborhood supermarkets!

From 12pm-5pm, groups of 2 to 4 volunteers will be standing outside designated supermarkets to talk to customers about the benefits of Fair Trade. We will be handing out Oxfam Fair Trade recipe cards and collecting comment cards requesting that stores carry more Fair Trade Certified products, put them on prominent shelves and promote them to shoppers.

At the end of the day, we will be setting up a meeting with the supermarkets' management to deliver the cards in person and demonstrate that there is a real local demand for Fair Trade!

I am putting groups together to target as many stores as possible. But we need more volunteers! A few hours of your time could change the lives of millions of people, including yours! Please join us and let us Make Trade Fair together!

If you and your friends are already planning on being active that day, let me know so that we don’t organize in front of a store that is already being covered.

Bonus: Everyone of the volunteers will be treated to a delicious International Fair Trade dinner at my house in Medford, near Davis Square, that same night! We will organize car-pooling so that everybody can come and enjoy great food and great company!

RSVP or 617-877-5064, any day, any time.

Thank you,
Severine Calcagni

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