Fair Trade Program

The Peace and Justice Center is committed to working for economic justice. We believe fair trading principles are at the core of a solution to a healthy and dignified lifestyle for our brothers and sisters all over the world. We would be happy to visit your classroom or community group to present the realities of our global economy and the power of fair trade.
Fair Trade is described in many different ways by multiple organizations. Simply put, fair trade is a social justice movement – an alternative way of trading based on the principles of economic and social justice.

We as a Center support the concept provided by the Burlington Fair Trade Network describing fair trade as “an international movement to make trade fair for small producers in developing countries, supporting sustainable development, changes in corporate behavior and changes in international trade policies” fairtradeburlington.wordpress.com