Fair and sustainable consumption is becoming increasingly important for many people. How is this possible and what offers are there in the city of Salzburg? Interested residents of Salzburg recently visited the FAIRTRADE city of Salzburg as part of the “consumer-critical city walk”. Julia Rafetseder (Fairtrade City of Salzburg) and Karin Hörmanseder (Fairtrade Municipality Commissioner in the State of Salzburg) informed about the idea of fair trade, how the City of Salzburg is committed to it and gave practical tips for “fair” shopping.
FAIRTRADE City of Salzburg
FAIRTRADE products, from coffee to cocoa and tea to sugar, fruit or muesli bars, are offered in kindergartens and retirement homes in the city of Salzburg and are readily consumed. In addition, in cooperation with representatives of the FAIRTRADE idea, the city regularly organizes action weeks on the subject of “fair trade – doing right”, exhibitions, consumer-critical city walks, children’s programs and tastings thus convey the FAIRTRADE idea.
FAIRTRADE connects consumers, companies and producer organizations, changes trade(s) through fair conditions and thus strengthens smallholder families and workers in so-called developing countries.
FAIRTRADE Austria awards the FAIRTRADE seal for products in Austria that are grown and traded in accordance with the international FAIRTRADE standards (minimum social and ecological requirements). In addition, the tasks also include information work and awareness raising in order to establish fair trade as a trading model.
Consumption-critical city walks
The Südwind association organizes “consumer-critical city walks”. The tours through Salzburg focus on fair and sustainable consumption. At various stations, the participants learn more about the production steps of goods and women in Salzburg can eat “differently”, shop and “do it yourself”.