On Saturday October 4th Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust organized a training seminar about Ethical Banking and Finance, at the Catholic Institute in Floriana, aimed at discussing how financial institutions such as banks could by certain practices reduce poverty, promote social justice and encourage growth that is environmentally sound.

The seminar was led by Micol Arena from AGICES (National Fair Trade Assembly – Italy) and by Riccardo Milano from Banka Etica – Italy, a bank described by The Economist as a bank that takes its name seriously.

Mr. Milano covered the basics of ethical finance and banking and shall be discussed the multifaceted discussion on the definition of ethical banking and its relations to Fair Trade. Micol Arena gave on overview of the latest debates and discussions taking place within the Fair Trade movement and later presented educational educational activities that could be used in youth groups and in classrooms to raise awareness on Ethical Banking and Finance.


WorldFest 2014 - Mill-Art Għal Fuq l-Ixkaffa

On the 31st May 2014 Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust shall be celebrating the WorldFest event at La Valletta square in Valletta. During the day there will be:

  1. Forum Discussion at 10.15am “Clean Food - A fundamental human right or the privilege of a few”
  2. 11.00 am till 2pm: Recycled Percussion Jam – Live Music by Peter Paul and Nik X Conti from Tribali accompanied by the public;
  3. Living Library at 2.30pm, with participants being a book on Fair Trade, Gay Person, a Biological Farmer and a sub-Saharan Immigrant;
  4. At 4.30pm Informal-Educational Activities with the Public;

All throughout the day there will be stalls with Fair Trade food, drinks, handicrafts, artisan products, toys, jewellery, CDs, musical instruments, books, ornaments, masks, pottery, carpets, clothes and textiles from Latin America, Africa and South Asia.


Clothes Swapping Activity at Ġugar

Between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th May, Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust shall be organizing a clothes swap party at Ġugar Bar in Valletta, as part of its sustainable consumption project.

The idea behind a clothes swap party is to encourage people to maximize the lifetime of their clothes by allowing other to make good use of such clothes and receives new clothes for free. The exercise of swaping clothes is good both for the environment and for your pocket.

For more information about the event contact Mehdi Karimi on mehdi@l-arka.org or by telephone on 79462818.



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