Lead for Change Blog July 2012

2011 Winner of our Teen Poster Contest

Campaign Spotlight: Pasadena, California

July 26, 2012

Fair Trade Pasadena turned 2 years old in January 2012, where the movement has continued to gain momentum in the historic city bordering downtown Los Angeles. The fervor for Fair Trade is not new to Pasadena. Several years ago many organizations and religious groups, along with several enthusiastic city officials, united to help open a Ten Thousand Villages store on Lake Street, the center of a busy shopping market. The stage was set to become a Fair Trade Town.

Registration Open: Fair Trade Campaigns Conference

July 24, 2012

When:  Friday – Sunday, October 26 – 28, 2012 Where:  Chicago, IL Register here for the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference!   Join us for the second Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference this Fall!  The conference will bring together leaders and organizers from Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities campaigns at all stages, […]

Fair Trade Berkeley celebrating World Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade Towns USA Small Grants Program

July 20, 2012

  As October, the month of Fair Trade, is slowly approaching, we want to remind our campaign organizers to take advantage of the Fair Trade Towns USA Small Grants Program to plan and fund Fair Trade events in their communities.  Providing organizers with much needed resources for building capacity, diversifying their outreach, and ensuring the […]

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RECORDING: Answering Difficult Questions Webinar

July 18, 2012

  On July 10, Fair Trade Towns USA hosted a webinar called Answering Difficult Questions in Your Community.  With the help of two of our National Steering Committee and local lead organizers, Joan Harper (Fair Trade Los Angeles) and Ryan McDonnell (Fair Trade Boston), this webinar helped to bring clarity to the challenges and issues […]

Go Bananas for Fair Trade this October!

July 12, 2012

Take The Challenge We need you to build consumer demand for Fair Trade bananas in your community!  Take the Go Bananas Challenge from noon on October 13 to noon on October 21 by organizing Fair Trade banana themed events.  Campaigns will submit photos and/or number of bananas eaten at their event(s) to win cool prizes.  […]

MAFTTI volunteer Audrey von Holt at the Fair Trade coffee  sampling and product display table at Cub West Food Store, Mankato, World Fair Trade Day 2012.

Organizer Spotlight: Paul Renshaw – Mankato, MN

July 11, 2012

Ever wonder what inspires people to start Fair Trade Town campaigns? How about what kind of impact a campaign can make on the availability of Fair Trade products in a community? Get the low-down on Mankato, Minnesota’s phenomenal success through the words of their chair, Paul Renshaw.

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Save the Date: National Conference

July 10, 2012

  Save the Date: National Conference Friday – Sunday, October 26 – 28, 2012 Chicago, IL   To bring together Fair Trade enthusiasts from across the nation, Fair Trade Towns & Colleges/ Universities will be organizing the 2nd annual National Conference in Chicago on the weekend of October 26-28. The 3-day gathering will focus on […]