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Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification
Date Friday December 08
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston, Palo Alto, 94306
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorClare Cordero
The film takes viewers to Mexico, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, the USA and Canada to explore how conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote social justice and environmental sustainability through product labeling, with a focus on Fair Trade coffee and Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. The Seattle WTO meetings and other trade gatherings have stirred powerful sentiment against globalization, but world trade is a juggernaut that will not be stopped. Still, is there a way to make free trade FAIR? How can retailers and consumers use their purchasing power and market choice to make the world better for people and the environment? What is the promise of product certification and labeling? And how do consumers decide whether the labels can be believed? (57 mins, 2006)
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 9th, 2006 1:44 PM
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