|#5: Your town. If you feel like Fair Trade Certified products should become more prevalent in your community, you can work towards getting your town certified as Fair Trade. The five criteria are fairly general, and the governing body, Fair Trade Towns USA, encourages interested citizens to implement them however they see fit, based on what you need to cope with at the local level. In order to get certified, you must organize a steering committee, work with local retailers to beef up their Fair Trade product offerings, educate your neighbors, alert the media, and, finally, get your town council to adopt a government resolution requiring the purchase of Fair Trade products whenever such an alternative exists and is viable. Media, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Philadelphia, became America's first Fair Trade town in July 2006. Since then 12 other cities have declared themselves Fair Trade, and 19 cities, including Washington DC, are in the process of doing so.|
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