Lead for Change Blog April 2012

Fair Trade Coffee in the Dominican Republic: From Seed to Bean

April 30, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel […]

The First Fair Trade University: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

April 28, 2012

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh became first Fair Trade University in the U.S. in 2008 by making a commitment to do its part toward ending trade injustices that result in millions of people living in poverty. UW Oshkosh’s four governing bodies endorsed a resolution outlining its commitment to: sell Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and […]

Fair Trade Bananas and Young Leadership in the Dominican Republic

April 28, 2012

Margo with COOPROBATA Board and staff Did you know that the Dominican Republic is the largest exporter of organic bananas? In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country […]

Giveaway: Global Mamas

April 24, 2012

History Global Mamas would not exist without the dedication of co-founders Renae Adam and Kristin Johnson who met in Ghana during their tenure in the US Peace Corps from 1992-95. Throughout those years they collaborated on many projects working to empower women. Both Renae and Kristin fell in love with Ghana, its people, and the […]

Fair Trade Towns & Universities Producer Tour with Kenyan Coffee Producer

April 18, 2012

Raymond Gitau of Kenya Joins the Fair Trade Towns & Universities Producer Tour   Follow the travels of Raymond as he hits the road with Courtney Lang, Grassroots Outreach Manager at Fair Trade USA, to see how concious consumers and Fair Trade organizers like you are spreading the word about Fair Trade in the US! […]

Day 6 at COOPROBATA: Banana’s that protect the people and preserve the planet

April 18, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel […]

Day 5 at FEDECARES: The Tastiest Bean

April 16, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel […]

Day 4 at FEDECARES: Discovering the Social Premium at a General Assembly Meeting

April 14, 2012

  In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free […]

Day 3 at Alta Gracia Apparel Factory: “This is a Dream”

April 13, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel […]

Day 2 at CONACADO: From cocoa pod to delicious bean!

April 11, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic where they built the people-to-people ties that make working for Fair Trade so meaningful.  The Travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their […]

Day 1 at CONACADO: Creating Conscious Farmers of Reality

April 10, 2012

In March, Fair Trade Towns USA sent 12 volunteer organizers on a 7 day learning tour of Fair Trade farms in Dominican Republic. The travelers came from town and city campaigns all over the country to see the effects of their hard work, visiting cocoa, coffee and banana farms, as well as a sweat-free apparel […]