It has been in the news a lot lately – so here’s a link to the Make Trade Fair campaign regarding the HOPE that more people support the poorer growers of Coffee.
Chinese version: http://www.oxfam.org.hk/chinese/campaigns/trade/faircoffee/ English version: http://www.oxfam.org.hk/english/campaigns/trade/focus/ Make Trade Fair website: www.maketradefair.com
The point of this campaign is to try to ASK society to support Fair Trade coffee. what is Fair Trade coffee 樂施會倡議運動 – 公平咖啡? Fair Trade coffee is the name given to coffee that is grown by farmers who are paid MORE money for their coffee. the reason for this Make Trade Fair campaign is because BIG companies are not paying the farmers the money that they deserve – instead, the big companies keep most of the profit and give the farmers close to no money. BUT if YOU buy Fair Trade Coffee, then your money is equally shared with the farmers. what can you do to help? next time you want to buy coffee, next time you go to a cafe to drink coffee – DEMAND that the shop or cafe use Fair Trade Coffee. think about the lives and families you will be saving – think about the children your money will help so they can get a better education and live better lives.
NEXT THING: i hope everyone will support the Buddhists who will block Po Lin temple from tourists starting this friday (tomorrow) for one week. the HK government has gone fucking crazy…a temple should be free of any disruption – a temple is a place of spirituality and prayer…and the HK government wants to bring more tourists by constructing a MTR Cable Car connection and build a new tourist shopping plaza there near the temple and ruin this for the many monks and families who live and pray there. SUPPORT THEM! DON’T LET THE GOVERNMENT CREATE A FUCKING McDONALDS or STARBUCKS THERE!!