Czech Healthy Cities support Fairtrade
The idea of promoting Fairtrade in cities has been supported by Healthy Cities since the very beginning of 2011. The first official Fairtrade Cities were the Healthy Cities of Vsetin and Litomerice gradually joined by other Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Trebic, Kromeriz, Hodonin, Mlada Boleslav, Valasske Klobouky. Nowadays, 8 out of 10 Fairtrade Cities in the Czech Republic are Healthy Cities. In 2017, the Healthy Municipal district of Prague 8 was declared the first Fairtrade Municipal district.
The Fairtrade City status offers cities tools for fulfilling national and international goals of sustainable development. The positive use of purchasing power of cities to buy fairtrade products has a major impact on the lives of farmers and the environment in developing countries.