Fair Trade Live - calling out across the world
Live Aid commemoration Fair Trade Live 2015
Thirty years since Live Aid and the world called out again, but this time it was a call for action. On Saturday 18th July a 24 hour music festival took place in some of the first Fair Trade Towns across the world. Mayors in most places signed up to the Resolution launched at the 9th Int. Fair Trade Towns Conference in Bristol and messages were sent to world leaders including President Obama in the US and UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Festivals took place in Kumamoto, Japan, the first Fair Trade Town in Asia; Saarbrucken, the first Fair Trade Town in Germany; Pays de la Loire, one of the first Fair Trade Towns in France; Lancaster, UK, near to Garstang, the world’s first Fair Trade Town; Media PA, USA, the first Fair Trade Town in the American continents; Ebolowa, working towards becoming the first Fair Trade Town in Cameroon and Poços de Caldas, Brazil, the first officially recognised Fair Trade Town in South America.
Hopefully the event will inspire mayors and politicians from across the world to also sign up to the Bristol Resolution.