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Be the Change: Team T-shirts for the Goals

Posted October 7th 2020

Join us and special guest Darryl Reed of Green Campus Co-operative, for a discussion about how Fairtrade helps address poverty-related social justice issues in their Global South cotton supply chains. Hear about the links between Fairtrade and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including fair compensation, ensuring safe working conditions, prohibiting child-labour, and the equal treatment of women workers in the cotton and textile supply chain.

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When:

October 16 | NOON - 1:00 PM (CDT)

What:

If you are a part of a Manitoba school, sports team, dance group, or community centre you may be interested to know that there are custom t-shirt options out there that are produced in an ethical way and comparable in price. This lunch and learn will include practical information about the custom Fairtrade teams t-shirts that Green Campus Co-operative creates.

How:

We will be using Zoom to share this event online, and participants will receive a link by email after registering. Need to join by phone instead? Register and you’ll receive the phone-in information.

Please bring your lunch and join us online as we learn more about the important work being done at Green Campus Co-operative.

Who is Green Campus Cooperative?

Green Campus Co-operative is a not-for-profit social enterprise out of York University that has been working with two supply chains in India to offer a Fairtrade t-shirt alternative on the York campus in Toronto since 2011. Having recently increased their production capacity, Fairtrade t-shirts from Green Campus Co-operative are now available for schools, teams, and other groups in Manitoba.

Speaker Bio:

Darryl Reed is the President and founder of the Green Campus Co-operative, he teaches in the Business & Society program at York University (Toronto). He holds PhD degrees in Ethics (University of Southern California 1997) and Political Economy and Public Policy (University of Southern California 1995). His primary research focus is on the social economy in the context of development, with a special emphasis on co-operatives and fair trade movements. He is the author of more than 40 academic articles and chapters. He has served as the president of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) for five years. He has also served as an adviser to various fair trade organizations, including the Canadian Fair Trade Network.

See how Fairtrade links to the Sustainable Development Goals here

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