MANKATO CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION DECLARING MANKATO TO BE A FAIR TRADE TOWN ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA OF THE NATIONAL FAIR TRADE TOWNS USA CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS the City Council of Mankato expresses its support for sustainable and equitable commerce and economic development; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of Mankato issued a Proclamation supporting the work of the Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative (MAFTTI) on May 10, 2010; and

WHEREAS, “Fair Trade” is an innovative, market strategy that promotes fair labor practices and healthy, safe work environments through the production of food and other goods; and

WHEREAS, Fair Trade provides producers with fair prices that translate into truly livable wages; and