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Fun Run for a Cause! Calling everyone to support the TaKKKbo (Kalikasan Kalusugan Kayamanan) Fun Run at the Quezon Memorial Circle, this coming June 1, 5am, Saturday.
There are two categories: 3K and 5K. Animations about fair trade are also going to be featured. A bazaar, which would run til June 2, will be held there as well.
The Fun Run is in celebration of the World Fair Trade Day 2013, as well as the 40th Anniversary of the Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP). It is being organized by our friends over at the Gifts & Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the World Fair Trade Organization-Asia, CCAP Philippines and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Anyway, here’s more info about the event (c/o Jeremy Callagher)…
What is fair trade?
Fair Trade is an equitable trading partnership between marketers and producers that is based on dialogue, respect, and fairness. Fair trade seeks to give producers, farmers, and low-income artisans protection from exploitation and greater equity in international trade. Fair trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
The 10 principles of Fair Trade:
1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Fair Trading Practices
4. Payment of a Fair Price
5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8. Providing Capacity Building
9. Promoting Fair Trade
10. Respect for the Environment
Who we are:
- Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation Inc.: http://www.giftsandgraces.com/
G&G is a not-for-profit fair trade social enterprise that champions disadvantaged communities in their quest to overcome marginalization and poverty through livelihood. G&G primarily provides three key business solutions to livelihood programs: product development, market access, and capability building.
- CCAP Fairtrade for Development Inc.: http://www.ccapfairtrade.com/
Mission statements : Unify craft producers into an effective Fair Trade Organization working together in developing local and global market access; promote the cultural heritage of the Filipino people through the development of the craft industry; and establish a relationship of partnership between GOs and NGOs in developing a community-based craft industry.
- WFTO-Asia: http://wfto-asia.com/
World Fair Trade Organization ASIA, a consortium of producers, marketing and development organizations in the Asia Pacific region, commits itself towards enabling disadvantaged producers to improve their livelihoods through Fair Trade by linking, promoting, and protecting the integrity of Fair Trade organizations, and speaking out for greater trade justice in world trade.
- DSWD: http://www.dswd.gov.ph/
Executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare rights of Filipinos and to promote social development.
What is gonna happen on June 1-2:
On those days, all together, we will celebrate the World Fair Trade Day 2013, a worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Various events are organized in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Pacific Rim. Leading the celebration are members of the World Fair Trade Organizations (WFTO) that have pioneered Fair Trade for more than five decades. In the same time, our partner CCAP will celebrate its 40 years of existence.
What could be better then than a fun fun run to mark the occasion? We invite all the people interested in sharing this exciting event with us to join the group on June 1st, 5am for a fun run in Quezon Memorial Circle. Two categories: 3K and 5K. Animations about fair trade and a bazaar will be hold there. The bazaar, showcasing fair trade products will be there for two days.
So, all together let’s make the world fairer!
For more information, you may contact or visit the Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Inc. at Unit 131 Mile Long Building G/F Amorsolo St., Makati City (Tel : +632 7592525)
Let’s kick off the Environment Month with a fun Fun Run! Woot!
Street Concert for Mother Earth. Earth Day Jam 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City this April 19, 6pm.
Here’s the map…
Reminding everyone to be one with the rest of the world by switching off or at least “dimming non-essential lights” in celebration of the Earth Hour this Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 to 9:30pm.
I attended a seminar on Green Cooking this afternoon, and no less than Ms. Annie Guerrero gave the talk.
It was more like a light sharing of her experiences running Cravings — how they implement an environmental management system, how they compost, where they grow and source their food, how they work hard to be green. We also get to taste an organic meal sampler — classic pansit with a twist, banana cupcake, sandwich, and garlic soda.
Prizes were also raffled off (lol), and I got picked first (chose the honey). Also my first time to see in person the broom made from PET bottles (also in the photo). I think what I saw is a prototype, and as expected, it’s not something you’d use inside your home (or maybe not even outside, more appropriate to use as a prop when you do lectures then).
I am not a great cook, neither am I a good cook nyahaha… but I appreciate my honey, so yeah, I am happy. :p