New Organizing Toolkits!
Over the last few months the Fair Trade Campaigns team has been hard at work building Toolkits for organizers and advocates. Dozens of campaigns across the country have contributed to create a simple document linking together resources and providing a thorough overview of what it means to organize a Fair Trade Campaign. Now that it’s here, open it up, explore, learn, and share!
Within the Toolkits you will find:
- How to begin, strengthen and grow a Fair Trade Campaign
- New and updated resources
- Examples from campaigns around the country
- An explanation of the 5 steps necessary to earn Fair Trade Status
- Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
For the Fair Trade Towns Toolkit:
Click here to open. The Fair Trade Towns Toolkit will also be available online at: http://fairtradetownsusa.org/organize/resources/?did=165
For the Fair Trade Colleges and Universities Toolkit:
Click here to open. The Fair Trade Colleges and Universities Toolkit will also be available online at: http://www.fairtradeuniversities.org/resources/ (simply search for: ‘Toolkit’).
Please take a look and feel free to share this with your friends, collegues and anyone interested in becoming a champion for Fair Trade!
Keep a lookout for more resources, including an infographic and video, to be published in the next few days!
Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns
Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.