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How has your campaign planned for the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year?

Asked by Jessamine from California Lutheran University in Universities, Fair Trade Education

The fall semester is right around the corner. What have your campaigns planned or are planning in order to hit the ground running with educating and campaigning about fair trade?

4 Answers - 2 years ago

What resources do you need for this spring?

Asked by Jackie Cummings in Universities, Fair Trade Education

As the spring semester is getting under way, many of your campaigns will be coming up with different events to host. What sort of resources do you think you’ll need to help with your events?

9 Answers - 2 years ago

Connecting Fair Trade With Seasonal Holiday Shopping

Asked by jpeterson from Media-Providence Friends School – Friends for Fair Trade in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Winter holidays present the perfect opportunity to promote thoughtful gift-giving. How is your organization/institution spreading the word about the benefits of Fair Trade shopping this holiday season? Please let us know what worked well/received positive response, as well as what wasn’t as successful so the larger Fair Trade community can benefit from your experience!

3 Answers - 3 years ago

What contributed to the success of your 2016 Fair Trade Month event(s)?

Asked by jpeterson from Media-Providence Friends School – Friends for Fair Trade in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Take a moment to reflect upon what you think helped make this year’s Fair Trade Month activities in your school, university, town, or congregation a success. Briefly describe your event/activities and share what worked and why.

For bonus points (:-D), tell us what you might do differently next time and why.

1 Answer - 3 years ago

What kind of events does your campus hold for Fair Trade?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Universities, Fair Trade Education

How does your campus celebrate and promote fair trade? What have you done in the past that worked really well? How did you get students and staff to take time out of their schedules to participate? How do you recruit new members and share the fair trade mission? We’d love to hear them all, and even brainstorm some new ones! Join the conversation in the comments below!

3 Answers - 3 years ago

Check out the new Women’s Empowerment infographic ?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Have you seen the new Women’s Empowerment infographic done by Fair Trade Certified yet? If not, make sure you check it out here: http://www.befair.org/

Did you know that women produce 50% of the world’s food, but only own 2% of the land? The graphic illustrates what women farmers typically have to endure, and how fair trade helps empower them and leads to a thriving community.

This is a great graphic to share in a newsletter, email, Facebook, or even to print out! Tell us how you’re using it to educate about women’s roles in farming and fair trade!

1 Answer - 3 years ago

How to reach out to different school departments about expanding Fair Trade education?

Asked by Michael Billotti from Fair Trade Fordham University in Universities, Fair Trade Education

Does anyone have any first hand experience about talking with different university departments requesting them to use more fair trade products or expand their education into fair trade?

3 Answers - 4 years ago

Ethical/Sustainable Office Supplies?

Asked by awilson from Fair Trade St. Michael’s College in Towns, Fair Trade Education

In an inquiry to OfficeMax regarding FT supplies for a congregation, we received this .pdf:
http://www.officedepot.com/speciallinks/us/od/docs/guides/supplier-guide.pdf

Their wording is very vague and their (mediocre) standards are not certified by a third party investigator.

Does anyone have suggestions or experience in purchasing FT or ethically/sustainably sourced office supplies?
Thanks!

2 Answers - 4 years ago

What have been some successful fair trade events?

Asked by mvleigh from Fair Trade at Indiana University in Universities, Fair Trade Education

Our team is trying to brainstorm ideas for an interactive and educational event to engage our campus in the cause of fair trade. Has anyone held any successful events lately that were fun, interactive, and educational?

4 Answers - 4 years ago