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Three Ways to Fair Trade Your Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2016

This Valentine’s Day, Share the Fair Trade Love & Support Farmers and Artisans Around the World! We’ve put together a few great ideas on how you can Fair Trade your Valentine’s Day by buying Fair Trade products, learning about Fair Trade, spreading the word and taking action!   1.  Buy Fair Trade Show that special […]

Fondest of Fair-wells

February 8, 2016

To know Courtney Lang is to know enthusiasm for Fair Trade From her days as one of the core champions for Fair Trade in Burlington, VT, to a participant in our first-ever Fair Trade Towns origin trip to Costa Rica, to her almost five years on our national team, Courtney has brought an unyielding commitment […]

My Experience with the Nonprofit Leaders of Tomorrow

January 13, 2016

By Rosalie Plofchan This month, I attended the Alliance Management Institute in Houston, Texas along with Fair Trade Campaigns Staff. Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) has worked to strengthen the social sector and prepare students for careers at nonprofit organizations. Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is an annual conference hosted by NLA, a partner of Fair Trade Campaigns. This year’s […]

Fair Trade Campaigns’ Top 10 Achievements of 2015

December 23, 2015

2015 was an exciting year for Fair Trade Campaigns! Lets take a look back at the Top 10 Achievements of the Year!   #1) Seven New Fair Trade Towns declared, including Philadelphia, PA! Philadelphia became the 43rd Fair Trade Town in the United States and is now the second largest Fair Trade Town in the U.S […]

Fair Trade and Human Rights: A Celebration of Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015

What is Human Rights Day all about? Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th each year to commemorate the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. This document was the first enunciation of the inherent and inalienable rights due to each person simply because she or he is a human being. This […]

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guides Are Here!

December 8, 2015

‘Tis the season to show you care, with wonderful Fair Trade Gifts! We have compiled a list of resources to help you Fair Trade your Holidays! Fair Trade organizations have been hard at work the last few weeks getting ready for the holiday season. To help you find the perfect gift, check out this list of […]

Meet the 2015-16 Fellows!

November 25, 2015

Fair Trade Campaigns has grown a lot over the past few years. Today, we’re a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and communities across the U.S. There’s currently over 260 active Fair Trade campaigns in towns, schools, colleges/universities and congregations across the country (wow!). If you follow us, you […]

‘Fuel Up’ by Fair Trading Your Finals

November 19, 2015

Share Your Plans and get Rewarded! Here’s your chance to get some great, free materials for that final Fair Trade Event of the year! A few generous donations have allowed us to support campaigns hosting a Fair Trade Study Break!   You can participate with three easy steps: 1) Provide a short explanation of your plans & […]

Get to Know Global Exchange

October 7, 2015

Global Exchange is thrilled to celebrate Fair Trade month by sponsoring the 2015 Fair Trade Photofest and offering two winners of the Best Overall Photo the opportunity to join one of our Fair Trade Reality Tours in Mexico. Global Exchange’s mission to promote social, economic, and environmental justice has led to more than two decades of […]

Celebrate Fair Trade Month!

September 17, 2015

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Back to School Campaign

August 20, 2015

Kick the year off with the Back to School Organizing 101 Training Series. Participating campaigns will receive a FREE FAIR TRADE EVENT PACKAGE to host an awesome event this fall!  Get Ready for Back-to-School and Learn New Organizing Skills!   It’s that time of the year again – Back to School! In September, Fair Trade Campaigns will host two online […]

Support Launch of World’s First Fair Trade Certified Tuna!

August 17, 2015

Buy Fair Trade Tuna at Safeway, Acme Markets, Vons and Pavilions – WIN $50 Fair Trade USA and Safeway (which includes Acme Markets, Vons and Pavilions) are breaking new ground with the launch of Fair Trade Certified ™ Tuna in over 15 states*! Crucial to the success of this new Fair Trade category, and to […]

How Does Fair Trade Protect The Environment?

August 6, 2015

When you hear Fair Trade, what do you think of? Is it the fair prices for farmers? Is it the community projects? What about environmental sustainability? When we say Fair Trade, most people think of a human-centered movement. In reality, Fair Trade is a movement for our planet, and that means not just for the people, […]

Organizer Spotlight – Ben Conard

July 27, 2015

Ben Conard – SUNY Geneseo The Fair Trade movement would not be possible if it weren’t for spontaneous motivators like Ben Conard. Ben has dedicated the past few years of his life to the Fair Trade movement through this work both as the co-chair of the National Fair Trade Colleges and Universities Steering Committee and […]

Academic Year in Review: Fair Trade Firsts

July 22, 2015

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the achievements, challenges and milestones of this past year. The Movement is Growing. At the end of August 2014, Fair Trade Colleges & Universities started its 7th year with: 25 Declared Colleges and Universities 90 Active Campaigns  As of July 2015 there are now: 29 Declared Colleges and Universities (including campuses in two new states!) 125 Active Campaigns (40% increase!) […]

Meet the newest member of the Fair Trade Campaigns team!

June 22, 2015

Hi everyone! I’m Kylie, the new National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (FTCU) with Fair Trade Campaigns. I couldn’t be more excited to step into this new role! My passion for social, economic and environmental justice first arose in high school, when I spent five years living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My interests evolved through […]

UNIVERSITY TIP #2: REACH OUT TO CAMPUS OUTLETS

June 12, 2015

Work Your Way Through Goal #2: Reach Out To Campus Outlets Goal #2 focuses on increasing Fair Trade availability on campus. To reach this goal you will need to: Ensure a minimum of two Fair Trade products are available in all campus-owned & operated venues as well as in service contracts where possible, The Obstacles The Solutions Food Service […]

Empower Moms around the World This Mother’s Day

May 4, 2015

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Fair Trade Campaigns and Fair Trade USA encourage you to think not only about our moms at home, but also the moms throughout the world who grow, sew and harvest the products we enjoy every day.  Here are three ways that you can honor these strong and hardworking women […]

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