Go Bananas for Fair Trade this October!

Courtney Lang July 12, 2012

Take The Challenge

We need you to build consumer demand for Fair Trade bananas in your community!  Take the Go Bananas Challenge from noon on October 13 to noon on October 21 by organizing Fair Trade banana themed events.  Campaigns will submit photos and/or number of bananas eaten at their event(s) to win cool prizes.  More details of the challenge will be revealed in August, but start your ‘nanner plannin’ now!

Build Demand

Did you know that bananas are the world’s most popular fruit? Go Bananas for Fair Trade will help you identify where Fair Trade bananas are available in your community and, if not, how to build the strategic relationships and consumer demand needed for local supermarkets to commit to Fair Trade bananas.  Join the Go Bananas for Fair Trade Initiative this October where the national celebration for Fair Trade bananas begins!

Stay Tuned

The Fair Trade Towns USA web site  will host the  Go Bananas for Fair Trade web page where you will find out how to locate Fair Trade bananas in your community,  or how to get them into your local supermarkets. The page will also include a comprehensive campaign kit with event ideas and a planning guide, PowerPoint presentation, event posters, recipes, and many, many more resources to build awareness and demand for Fair Trade bananas in your community!

Questions?  Please contact Courtney Lang at clang@fairtradeusa.org


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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.