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Edmonton is a Fair Trade Town!

fairtradeAfter many years of outreach, advocacy and engagement, the grassroots push in Edmonton to promote Fairtrade laid the groundwork for unanimous City Council approval.

After receiving city council’s support and following Fairtrade Canada’s formal approval, Edmonton has officially become the 17th community and the 2nd largest in Canada (following Toronto) to become a Fairtrade Town!

The Fairtrade Edmonton organizing committee thanked Edmontonians for their support of the movement by hosting the official public announcement on Thursday, September 26, at the Alumni Room, SUB building, University of Alberta.

This announcement means greater access to Fairtrade products across the city, as well as changes to City Hall’s procurement policies.

Let’s encourage surrounding areas to continue this trend by making their community a Fair Trade Town.

 

More info can be found at:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/523575054379628/

website: www.fairtradeedmonton.ca 

email: communications@fairtradeedmonton.ca

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