Green Festival Speakers

Joan Harper



Joan is the coordinator for Fair Trade LA – an organization dedicated to the promotion of fair trade principles and to the growth of the fair trade movement in Los Angeles. Their objectives are to: 1) educate the Los Angeles consumer about Fair Trade as an aspect of social justice; 2) to bring more fair trade products to the LA area, making Fair Trade as mainstream as possible; and to 3) engage members of the LA community with others who have a similar commitment. Special focus of FTLA now is to help cities become Fair Trade Towns. Joan recently retired from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she promoted programs relating to domestic anti-poverty and Fair Trade. She is an active member of the Creation Sustainability Committee of the Archdiocese, helping parishes become more environmentally sustainable.