Lead for Change Blog March 2013

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Fair Trade Your Finals – Host a Fair Trade Study Break!

March 21, 2013

Tell about Your Plans and get Rewarded Here’s your chance to get hooked up with some great, free materials for that final Fair Trade Event of the year! A number of generous donations have allowed us to support campaigns hosting a Fair Trade Study Break. The first 18 campaigns to post a comment to this blog […]

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Millennium Develpment Goals Webinar & World Fair Trade Day

March 20, 2013

Join 18 countries in collecting signatures from elected officials for World Fair Trade Day! The Millennium Development Goals come to an end in 2015.  Leaders of the world will come together at the next United Nations gathering in New York on September 23, 2013 to work on a new global development framework after 2015.  The […]

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Kickin’ it Series – Live Video Chats with Fair Trade Farmer and Artisan

March 19, 2013

This April & May we’re going on tour with Miguel Mateo, Fair Trade Coffee Farmer, and Gloria Chonay, Fair Trade Basket Weaver, from Guatemala.  We’ll be visiting Fair Trade Campaigns along the Eastern seaboard giving their campaigns a chance to meet the beneficiaries of Fair Trade first-hand.  We want everyone who advocates and purchases Fair […]

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Assumption College: Campaign Spotlight

March 15, 2013

by: Colleen Putzel (originally in Le Provocateur as “AC Approved as Fair Trade College”) Over the past three years Assumption College has worked tirelessly to become approved as a Fair Trade College.  On Tuesday, February 12th, Assumption officially celebrated this achievement joining the ranks of other Fair Trade Colleges and Universities around the world.  Students, faculty […]

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Campaign Spotlight – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

March 7, 2013

FIRST FAIR TRADE TOWN IN N.C. In the summer of 2012 Nadia took her students on a class visit to Ten Thousand Villages to learn about how Fair Trade can be a solution to exploitive labor practices in the fashion industry.  The store manager Keilayn Skutvik mentioned the Fair Trade Towns movement as a possible […]