Lead for Change Blog

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day 2022

January 19, 2022

On February 14, many of us take time to show extra love to the special people in our lives. This year, we’re shifting our usual Valentine’s Day programming to a virtual platform and inviting you to share the love with the farmers behind your Fair Trade flowers and chocolate. Why Chocolate? The global cocoa market’s […]

We’re Hiring: 2022-23 Fellowship Applications Now Open!

December 6, 2021

Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/FTCFellows2022-23 Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Are you a student or recent graduate looking for rewarding part-time work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting grassroots organizers, developing leaders, building regional networks, and executing communications strategies? If you answered yes to any of these questions, […]

The Road to Declaration: UW Madison

November 12, 2021

Many campaigns paused in early 2020 due to the pandemic, but the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campaign was just getting started. Jake McCulloch, the Office of Sustainability Project and Communications Specialist and lead organizer of the UW-Madison Fair Trade Campaign, teamed up with the Labor Codes and Licensing Advisory Committee (LCLAC) and in just 18 months […]

Farewells & Welcomes: Fair Trade Campaigns Fellows 2020/2021

October 19, 2020

The Fair Trade movement continues to grow across the U.S. and as we move through 2020, we are more grateful than ever for the strength of our regional networks. In light of COVID-19 and recent events, Fair Trade Campaigns has decided to restructure the regional networks into three new regions to promote further growth and accessibility for campaigners. In […]

Campaign Spotlight: James River High School

August 13, 2019

As a recent graduate, I can still remember that bitter-sweet feeling of wanting to see my friends, but not wanting to take exams. Since I won’t be heading back to school this fall, the feelings I have are all sweet as I think about what our student advocates are planning for the upcoming year. To […]