Saturday, December 05, 2009

Join the Party: Fair Trade White House Gift Guide

I don't want to give too much away to loved ones, but as I undertake holiday shopping today my best source is the Fair Trade White House holiday gift guide.

I've blogged before about the nonpartisan, grassroots invitation to Mrs. Obama that she make the White House a Fair Trade Home. Most of the businesses involved have put together a guide of some of their most popular products to help the First Family and you shop fairly. Using fun software, you can even flip the pages of guide virtually (this is way beyond scrolling through a boring PDF). Think of it as a paperless green effort too.

Good luck with your shopping (modest and conscious though we want it to be!) and don't forget to sign the petition and join the Facebook fan page to encourage Mrs. Obama to bring the justice of Fair Trade into her home. Maybe she'll make it a New Year's Resolution?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Hey Jackie,

    Just wanted to let you know I made good on my decision to get all fair-trade Christmas Presents!

    I got some stuff online and a lot of stuff (including the divine chocolate for stocking stuffers) at the Hildas Fair Trade Gift and Coffee Shop at National City Christian Church.

    If I couldn't find a present for someone I got them a Kiva gift certificate.

    Thank you for being my inspiration and Happy Holidays!

    David Mariner
    (from the DC Center)