December/January Fair Trade Achievements: Campaigns Keep Their Cool This Winter

FT Campaigns Intern February 9, 2015

Even the winter holidays couldn’t slow down our campaigners!  Let’s take a moment to honor their hard work…


Campaign Badges and Declarations

1 Declaration!

1. John Carroll University, OH – Fair Trade University

11 Badges Earned!

1. St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, CA  Commit to Purchase Fair Trade Products When They Are Available and Incorporate Fair Trade Education into Your Social Teaching and Include Fair Trade in Events
2. Skutt Catholic Fair Trade, OH – Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
3. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Teaneck, NJ –  Commit to Purchase Fair Trade Products When They Are Available and Incorporate Fair Trade Education into Your Social Teaching and Include Fair Trade in Events
4. University of Houston, TX – Build Your Team
5. Sacred Heart Parish, IL – Incorporate Fair Trade Education into Your Social Teaching 
6. Los Angeles, CA – Build Your Team
7. Fairfield University, CT – Build Your Team
8. Cleveland Heights, OH- Reach out to Retailers
9. Altadena, CA – Get Some Love from the Media
10. Fair Trade Fordham University, NY – Reach out to Campus Outlets
11. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, CA – Incorporate Fair Trade Education into Your Social Teaching
 

Campaigns in the News:

John Carroll University Wins Extensive Fair Trade Advocacy Battle

“’It’s vital that we choose companies that treat their employees with the respect that humans deserve…’”John Carroll Image

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Catholic Universities Lead the Way

“Catholic colleges and universities are leading a growing trend of fair trade involvement in the U.S.”Catholic colleges and universities

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Make Your Food Fair!

Support Mexican Farmworkers!ProductofMexicopic1

The L.A. Times recently published “Product of Mexico,” a four-part documentary investigating workers’ living conditions at farms that supply produce to many American retailers.   The reporters discovered that workers’ dwellings were often substandard and food, ironically, scarce.   Advocating for more Fair Trade products will improve farmworkers’ lives – and you can help!

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