Sunday, 16 November 2008

A small step for Fair Trade

Back in the Spring I had written a little about a resolution that I had proposed for consideration by my trade union at the annual convention. The resolution I had submitted was basically a request that organic, fair trade beverages be used at union functions. Well, this weekend I was at another union meeting and I found out that my resolution passed at the convention last month! The wording was weakened somewhat, in that the version that passed said that use of such products would be encouraged at all union functions. But it seems to have worked at least a little bit, because fair trade coffee was served at our meeting yesterday.

I had hoped the resolution would pass, but hadn't really expected it to. So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that it had. I guess it goes to show how small things can have a positive effect, even if it takes a while.

7 comments:

artbystrongheart said...

I think that is wonderful. Good for you for making it happen.

Theresa said...

Thanks Artby - I sort of wish I had gone to the convention this year to hear/see it pass in person. Maybe I will just have to submit another resolution for next year's convention :)

Simply Authentic said...

Theresa, that is a huge success! I'm actually really impressed by the fact that the resolution passed and I'm so proud of you for putting it before the council! So great...hope you've been well :-)

SoapBoxTech said...

Well done indeed Theresa

Theresa said...

Thanks everyone! You are very kind!

kale for sale said...

That's terrific. Good job!

Theresa said...

Thanks Kale!