Pssst . . . Fair Trade Campaigns is Going Bananas for Fair Trade in October!

Courtney Lang June 10, 2013

In response to the success of last year’s Go Bananas for Fair Trade Campaign, and the need for continued education about the benefits and availability of Fair Trade Bananas, we’ve decided to keep bananas as our theme for this October’s Fair Trade Month Celebration.

Similar to last year’s campaign, we’ll be providing you with the tools and resources that you need to educate your community about Fair Trade bananas, host fun and engaging events, and form strategic and supportive relationships with store managers and buyers. With this coordinated campaign we can increase the (currently limited) availability of Fair Trade bananas in communities across the country. To foster some friendly competition among Fair Trade Towns, Colleges, and Universities across the country, we’ll be announcing this year’s Go Bananas Challenge in July.  So stay tuned and join us this Fall in creating a swell of positive impact for banana producers across the globe!

Resources & Tools to Ensure Success

We’ll Trade you Chocolate for Feedback . . .

We’re looking for feedback on the web site, toolkit, resource page and challenge from last year’s Go Bananas for Fair Trade Campaign, so please take a look and shoot us a quick email!  Remember: we’re here to help you, so don’t be shy . . . And, you could win 1 of 5 chocolate bars if you help us out!

Click here to check out last year’s campaign and please email comments or feedback to Fair Trade Towns National Organizer Courtney Lang at:


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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.