Rethinking our consumption in the face of the climate emergency
Created in 2020 to denounce the excesses of Black Friday, the Fair Week We invites us to question the meaning we give to our consumption and encourages practices that restore a balance between humans and the environment. L’climate emergency and repeated violations of human rights throughout the production chain force us to reflect on our individual role as consumers, while our way of life often impacts marginalized populations in the Global South.
Individual choices and public commitments
Our individual decisions are important, but so are collective action and responsibility. In adhering to the Fair Trade Town campaignTHE cities of Geneva and Carouge are actively committed to fair trade at the local level, through their public policies. Whether for the food served in schools, their public purchases, or the choice of their coffee, they have multiple levers of influence. In addition, they seek to promote civil society initiatives, such as Fair Week.
A movement that is gradually strengthening
Initially supported by the Swiss Fair Trade organizations – of which Action de Carême is a founding member –, the Association romande des Magasins du Monde and the Association de support à Action de Carême, Fair Trade Week was joined by various Geneva fair trade businesses (Boutique Ayni, Cap Indigo, Eki-Thé, La Calebasse, Le Balafon, Senza, Maga’s and Mag’grottes) and the social and solidarity economy. Every year new partners join the movement.
Discovering the social and solidarity economy
THE November 22a round table will explore synergies between North/South fair trade and the dynamics of the local social and solidarity economy as well as discovering how the principles of fair trade contribute to accelerating the ecological transition in our region. The weekend of November 25 and 26 will be dedicated to textiles and “slow fashion”with a couture cafeof the “upcycling” workshopsa sustainable market as well as responsible window shopping.
Full program: www.fairtradetown.ch
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