The second Saturday of May is dedicated to World Fair Trade Day and this year the theme is climate justice because climate change effects every person and living thing on this planet, but the gap is widening between who is causing the most negative impact and who is feeling the negative impact the most.
"The aim of Climate Justice is to deliver fair, inclusive and sustainable solutions to people who are suffering the effects of the climate crisis while addressing the root causes of climate change." - World Fair Trade Organization
Profits are rising in many industries and the over production of mass produced goods is deepening the dependence on fossil fuels and increasing waste in many developed nations, while profits are not being distributed equitably and the ecological and social ramifications are alarming. Extreme weather has had devastating effects on global agricultural communities forcing thousands to relocate because they can no longer farm their land or feed their animals. Lack of a living wage and unsafe work conditions leaves hundreds of thousands of people globally living in poverty with no or little access to education or health care.
Climate change and social equity go hand in hand and how we shop, the foods we eat, the companies we invest in can all be a force for positive change. As conscious consumers we can demand change.
So raise your hand and join the 2022 World Fair Trade Day Challenge:
- Shop stores and products that support fair trade, social equity and sustainability.
- Create a post with 2022 World Fair Trade Day artwork, download here.
- Raise your hands for climate justice! Write on the palm of your hand “Climate Justice Now! #LetsDoItFair,” take a selfie with your palm up, and post it with the hashtag to raise awareness.
Go to our social media pages Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and share your story.
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