Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fair Trade Weekend in Boston, Quincy, and Bridgewater

Boston is celebrating its status as the 20th Fair Trade Town in the United States on Friday evening, September 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Prudential Center Boylston Plaza. Meanwhile, over 750 people are expected at the largest-ever fair trade conference, being held the entire weekend at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy September 10 to 12.

Meanwhile, if you can't make it to Boston or Quincy on Saturday, I'll be giving a talk on Coffee and Migration (Human & Avian) at the Bridgewater Public Library at 11:00 on Saturday, September 11. Of course, fair-trade coffee will be served and available for sale by the pound as a library fund-raiser.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Boston becomes Fair Trade Town #20

Led by an interfaith coalition and bringing together a wide variety of local and national partners, the City of Boston has become a Fair Trade City, the 20th in a growing list of Fair Trade Towns and Cities across the United States.

With its growing interest in the Fair Trade movement, Bridgewater -- about 20 miles south of Boston -- could be joining the roster soon.