News News Choose Fair Trade, Change the World! Fri, 23 Oct 2015 08:36:33 +0000 Have you ever thought about the working conditions and the pay for those who grow oranges, coffee beans and other daily consumption goods imported from developing countries? The Lithuanian Consumer Institute invited representatives of youth organisations early in October to a Creative Workshop where they were briefed about the Fair Trade system and invited to work together developing ideas to build public awareness of alternatives to traditional trade. First Development Education and Awareness Raising fair opens today in Brussels Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:00:30 +0000 The EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme fair opened today in Brussels with the welcome address of Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General for International Cooperation and Development. In Tartu, young people will change the global consumption game Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:57:53 +0000 Tomorrow, on 31 January, young people from various walks of life will meet in Tartu. These people want to fight against inequality resulting from unethical consumption habits and monopolistic production. Seminar “Fair Trade: Change the rules of the game” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:33:16 +0000 What is an impact of consumption on the environment and society? Do products have an ethical value? What labelling indicates sustainability of products? Should marketers undertake their share of responsibility on environmental and social problems in the world? Those were only some of the issues discussed during the Fair Trade: Gamechanger’s workshop organized by association „Zaļā brīvība” (Green Freedom) on January 23, 2015 at the premises of association \"homo ecos:” Baltais tirgus Berga Bazārā Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:30:07 +0000 An informative event dedicated to Fair Trade will be held at the „Baltais tirgus” (White Market), Bergs Bazaar Fair, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 13, where you can be acquainted with Fair Trade. Educational event dedicated to Fair Trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:24:45 +0000 An informative educational event dedicated to Fair Trade will be held at the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, and Arts of the University of Latvia between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on November 21, where you can get acquainted with animation films devoted to this topic, participate in a creative workshop on food supply chains, while you can learn stories of coffee, sugar, bananas and other popular foodstuffs. Come and try Fairtrade chocolate at Telliskivi Flea Market! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:45:28 +0000 Tomorrow, on Saturday (20 December 2014), fair trade products and principles will be introduced to the visitors and sellers of Telliskivi Flea Market. Fair Trade Stand in BAF Fair Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:35:21 +0000 The Baltic Food and Beverage Fair BAF that will take place on 6–8 November this year will host under one roof not only the cuisine of diverse corners of the world but also the Fair Trade movement. The Lithuanian Consumer Institute invites visitors of the BAF Fair to visit the stand of Fair Trade and get to know more about this initiative of ethical consumption. Animations on Fair Trade Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:27:23 +0000 An informative campaign dedicated to Fair Trade will be held at Kalnciema Quarter in Pārdaugava between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 18, where you can be acquainted with animation films devoted to this topic, cook fair chocolate with your children, and enjoy African rhythms and music. Fair Trade stand at Riga Food 2014 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:15:38 +0000 Association “Zaļā brīvība” (Green Liberty) has been already promoting Fair Trade at various fairs and festivals for many years. Participation with the stand of Fair Trade at an international exhibition ‘Riga Food 2014’ from September 4 to 7 convened in Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre, Riga is also envisaged this year.