Lead for Change Blog February 2012

Business Spotlight: Numi Tea

February 28, 2012

By Guest Blogger: Tisha Winters Numi Organic Tea is a premium tea purveyor that blends organic teas and herbs with only 100% real ingredients, allowing nature to speak for itself. In the earlier years of Numi, not many SKUs were Fair Trade Certified. Fast forward and Numi is the largest brand purchaser of Fair Trade […]

Campaign Spotlight: Houston, Texas

February 21, 2012

  Guest Blogger:  Kendra Penry   The Fair Trade Houston campaign launched in July, 2011, led by Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition (HRRC), a local nonprofit dedicated to combating modern day slavery in all its forms. Recognizing that slave labor touches many of the products people use every day, HRRC wanted to give concerned individuals […]

Meet Caitlyn King, Fair Trade Towns USA Intern!

February 16, 2012

Caitlyn is the newest addition to the Fair Trade Towns USA national team and she’s been working on outreach to Fair Trade Town campaigns across the US for the past few weeks collecting information so that we can catalyze campaign growth.  We’re thankful to have her and hope you enjoy getting to know her like […]

Organizer Spotlight: Ryan Midden, Fair Trade Boston

February 14, 2012

  Ryan offers pointers for reaching out to your local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop My name is Ryan Midden and I am the General Manager for Ben & Jerry’s Boston.   I am also a proud member of the Fair Trade Boston & Fair Trade Cambridge campaigns.  Our coalition declared Boston a Fair Trade Town […]

Fair Trade Consumer Study 2012

February 13, 2012

Guest Blogger:  Tamara Stenn, Professor at Keene State College According to the United Nations, the US is the world’s largest consumer by far, spending over $10 billion and making up almost 30% of the world’s consumer market in 2009.  (Second to the US is Japan weighing in at just 8.5% of world consumption).  For Fair […]

February‘s National Conference Call: Fund Raising & Your Campaign

February 10, 2012

Local organizers will shed some knowledge about Event Fund Raising, Membership Programs & Small Grants Join the call! Date:  Wednesday, February 15th, 2011 Time:  5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST 605-475-6333 Call-in Number:  605-475-6333  Participant Code: 884663# Have you been spending weekend hours volunteering at local events; dropping personal income on promotional materials; organizing events that […]

Valentine’s Day Guides: Fair Trade Pointers from Cupid’s Arrow

February 3, 2012

The ‘Pink and white’ holiday sparsely sprinkles the shelves until…BAM, New Years is over and Valentine’s Day hits everyone upside the head. Reminder folks: show some affection or prepare to spend the evening situated with reality, no chocolate or flowers unless you buy it for yourself. Despite loving that special person (or yourself) so much, […]