Lead for Change Blog November 2012

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Fair Trade Your Holidays!

November 30, 2012

  Looking for a simple way to help your community or campus Fair Trade their holiday?  Well, we decided to help compile some helpful resources – check it out! Fair Trade organizations have been hard at work the last few weeks getting ready for the holiday season! These groups have compiled a list of Fair […]

Photo courtesy of Equal Exchange Bananas.  Juan Carlos, agriculture expert, of CEPIBO cooperative explaining how bananas grow

Banana Spotlight: Equal Exchange Bananas

November 26, 2012

Go Bananas for Fair Trade is a campaign created by Fair Trade Towns USA with the aim of building awareness and demand for Fair Trade bananas all across the country.  We kicked the campaign off in October (Fair Trade Month) with over 30 campaigns hosting banana-themed events. We’re thrilled with this success and will continue […]

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Fair Trade Towns USA Now Recognizes Fairtrade International USA Certification

November 21, 2012

  PRESS RELEASE                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Billy Linstead Goldsmith                                                   Date: 11/21/2012 Tel. (267)886-9990 E-mail: blinsteadgoldsmith@fairtradetownsusa.org Fair Trade Towns USA Now Recognizes Fairtrade International USA Certification Oakland, California, 11/21/12 – Fair Trade Towns USA (FT Towns USA) has officially announced the acceptance of Fairtrade International USA under the FT Towns USA criteria. Fair Trade Towns […]

This could be you! Our intern Ivy Kim with Fair Trade Campaign National Organizers Parker and Courtney. Ivy helped develop the Go Bananas for Fair Trade Campaign!

Intern with Fair Trade Campaigns – Join the team in January!

November 19, 2012

Become part of a team helping provide support for hundreds of Fair Trade advocates across the country! We are looking for two bright, enthusiastic and dedicated college students (or recent graduates) to help create a more dynamic campaign as we move forward. If you have a passion for social justice and sustainability, live in the […]

First prize winner gets this snazzy set of Fair Trade spices, cocao powder and butter, plus yummy cake mixes!

Post Conference Challenge – Win Free Stuff!!

November 5, 2012

Thank you everyone who came to the conference, you brought incredible energy and enthusiasm. For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to attend, take heart; we will be posting reflections, resources and various documents from the conference in the coming weeks. Meanwhile please participate in our Post Conference Challenge! We want to head out […]