Lead for Change Blog February 2010

Buena Vista Becomes the First FT Town in Colorado!

February 25, 2010

By Guest Blogger Joel Benson Our small community in central Colorado has been working rather hard to put its best foot forward, sustainably. In 2005 a group of forward thinking individuals started our region’s first and only New Urbanist subdivision. We have the longest whitewater park in Colorado, more fourteen thousand foot peaks than anywhere […]

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Return Your Campain Status Surveys This Month

February 25, 2010

We are off to a good start to 2010 so far and our first big project is to develop an extensive resource library for organizers, full of new tools and materials. To this end, we want to make sure we are addressing the biggest areas of need first, so we are asking all of our […]

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Divine News for Cocoa Farmers in Sierra Leone

February 14, 2010

Divine Chocolate, the pioneering social enterprise co-owned by the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Cooperative in Ghana, has announced that, for the first time, chocolate lovers can enjoy premium Fair Trade Certified cocoa from Sierra Leone in all of Divine’s chocolate delights. This exciting move is the result of many years of hard work by the cocoa […]

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2010 FT Calendars Still Available!

February 10, 2010

By Guest Blogger Jeff Goldman We are happy to report that the 2010 Fair Trade Calendar was a huge success! The first calendar generated a profit which is being split between the Fair Trade Resource Network the Fair Trade Federation. We have a limited number of calendars left, so you’ve got one last chance to […]

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A Fair trade Valentine’s Day: Made with Love

February 7, 2010

By Guest Blogger Jamie Guzzi Valentine’s Day is a great time of year to highlight the benefits and availability of Fair Trade products like flowers, chocolate, jewelry and wine. When buying gifts for your sweetheart, we hope everyone will choose Fair Trade and encourage their friends, family and supporters to do the same. It’s also […]