Fair Trade Burlington’s campaign broke the ice during winter of 2009 and has been submerged in excitement ever since! After earning its designation of 12th Fair Trade Town in August 2009, the committee put an emphasis on organizing events and planning for the future. The committee is comprised of volunteers from the University of Vermont, including students and faculty, local retailers, health food store employees, Vermont Fair Trade wholesalers and local advocates.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Retailers
Work with retail locations in your town to offer two or more Fair Trade products.
Engage Your Town
Each town must have a certain number of community organizations using or serving Fair Trade products.
Get Some Love from the Media
Broadcast how local action can deliver life changing benefits to farmers and artisans.
Engage Your Local Government
Build long-lasting relationships with your local government and pass a Fair Trade resolution.
From Our Blog
On Saturday, August 4th from 2-3pm, there will be a Free Trade vs Fair Trade presentation at PJC. Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. This program shows how the Fair Trade movement and principles […]
September 8th, Saturday 2-3pm Understanding Fair Trade Labels, at PJC. Explore the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. People are encouraged to arrive at 1:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.
September 22th, Saturday 2-3pm Banana Industry Presentation, at PJC. For millions of residents in the banana lands, the production of bananas means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. Learn about the oppressive banana industry’s history and were we are today. This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit […]
Fair Trade Locations
Retail Locations Community Organizations