Send tips to Curtis Black, Newstips Editor
NEWSTIPS HOME | About | Follow on Twitter @ChicagoNewstips

Council considers ‘fair trade’

The City Council Finance Committee approved a resolution Monday encouraging the purchase of fair trade-certified products by city agencies and contractors.

The resolution is backed by Chicago Fair Trade, a local fair trade coalition, and Charles Manuel, South African trade consul, was among those testifying for it yesterday.   The entire council could vote on the measure tomorrow.

Passage would put Chicago in the lead of North American cities in taking steps to join cities like London, Rome, and Barcelona, which have been designated as fair trade towns.

Print this Post Print this Post

Category: fair trade


Comments are closed.

Get Newstips in Your Inbox!

Enter your email address:

Subscribe in a reader






CAN TV is a network that belongs to the people of Chicago.  For updates on local programs, and live, timely coverage of community events, sign up at