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Registration Open for New England & Southern California Gatherings

August 26, 2013

Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting Regional Conferences this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited!

Fair Trade Campaigns in the Media: July/August 2013

August 24, 2013

Your monthly digest of Fair Trade Campaigns in the local and national spotlight #FTCampaigns on Social Media Facebook– 2,920 Twitter– 1,170 Instagram– 97 Pinterest– 70 Tumblr– 2 National Updates Late Night Snack Photo Contest Snap a picture of a #FTSnack & enter to win year supply of Ben & Jerry’s  Don’t forget about the Late […]

Back to School Blast!

August 13, 2013

There are a lot of exciting opportunities coming up. Help your campaign and make organizing easier with these resources. Late Night Snack Photo Contest Kick the year off with a bang and join us September 16th — 27th to promote Ben & Jerry’s partnership with Fair Trade Colleges and Universities. Participating campaigns will receive ice cream for events and […]

Point Loma Passes Fair Trade Fund!

July 18, 2013

  This May, 80% of the student body at Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA) voted to voluntarily increase their tuition by $3 per semester in the name of Fair Trade. This vote officially made Point Loma Nazarene (PLNU) the first university in the United States to voluntarily increase tuition rates for Fair Trade […]

Purchasing Policies Webinar – Save the Date!

July 17, 2013

Attend and learn more about best practices to consider when influencing purchasers! In 2012 we rolled out purchasing policies in two towns and  and two colleges in the U.S. and have used the results to construct new resources to increase institutional Fair Trade purchasing. Following the testing of procurement policies, Fair Trade Campaigns evaluated findings […]

Purchasing Policies Webinar – Save the Date!

July 17, 2013

Get your town or campus to institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing! In 2012 we rolled out Fair Trade Purchasing Policies in two towns and two colleges in the U.S. and we have used the results to construct new resources that will help campaigns across the country institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing! Model Procurement Policy Opportunity Assessment – for […]

Regional Gatherings – New England & Southern California

July 12, 2013

Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting two Regional Gatherings this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited!   Fair Trade Town and Fair Trade College & University campaign organizers and supporters will come together to establish regional support networks, build and grow our campaigns, and learn from our peers.   Mark your calendars […]

Regional Gatherings- New England & Southern California

July 12, 2013

  Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting Regional Conferences this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited! We’ll be gathering together our Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities organizers for an inspirational gathering on how to grow our campaign, support each other, and learn from our peers. Mark your calendars and […]

Year in Review (2012-2013)

June 21, 2013

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the achievements of this past year. The Numbers: At the end of August 2012 Fair Trade Colleges and Universities started off its 5th year with: 10 Declared Colleges and Universities  30 Active Campaigns As of June there are now 14 Declared Colleges and Universities (40% increase) 69 Active Campaigns (130% increase!) Overall the number of campaigns has more than […]

Case Study: Forming Strategic Partnerships

June 20, 2013

By Dr. Thomas Kelly, Professor Creighton University & Parker Townley   Make use of campus institutions Partnerships can help guide and provide structure for students looking to organize around Fair Trade. Here are three examples of institutions that have helped organize and house student movements in the past: Notre Dame University: The Center for Social Concerns Creighton University: […]

Case Study: Engage Your Town

June 20, 2013

Case Study of how La Mesa, CA accomplished their third goal, Engage Your Town, and their tips for other campaigns.  Nancy Ryan La Mesa, CA   What was your goal when tasked with this criteria? Our goal was to reach out to organizations and faith based communities within our city with the overall purpose of […]

New Video Resource: ‘The Merits of Fair Trade’

June 17, 2013

Over the last few months we have unveiled Organizing Toolkits, an Infographic and now a fun and educational animated video. This short video, entitled ‘The Merits of Fair Trade’, takes viewers through an engaging overview of Fair Trade. Use it to educate and make the case for Fair Trade in your community. Click here to […]

New Video Resource: 'The Merits of Fair Trade'

June 17, 2013

Over the last few months we have unveiled Organizing Toolkits, an Infographic and now a fun and educational animated video. This short video, entitled ‘The Merits of Fair Trade,’ takes viewers through an engaging overview of Fair Trade. Use it to educate and make the case for Fair Trade in your community. Click here to watch: http://bit.ly/10jjFhH […]

Fair Traders Support a Refocus on Relationships

May 30, 2013

Last month’s events in Bangladesh – the collapse of a garment factory which killed over 1,100 people and a fire at a nearby garment factory which killed 8 people – have reminded those who support ethical business practices of the disasters that can result when supply chains are too long and relationships are too distant. […]

Campaign Spotlight: Fond du Lac, WI

May 17, 2013

Fair Trade has been part of the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin landscape for several years, with First Presbyterian Church, Holy Family Catholic Community, and Pilgrim United Church of Christ leading the way by selling and serving Fair Trade products.  The Just Fare Market opened at First Presbyterian Church; in spite of limited space and open […]

New Organizing Toolkits!

May 15, 2013

Over the last few months the Fair Trade Campaigns team has been hard at work building Toolkits for organizers and advocates. Dozens of campaigns across the country have contributed to create a simple document linking together resources and providing a thorough overview of what it means to organize a Fair Trade Campaign. Now that it’s here, open it up, explore, learn, and share! Within the Toolkits you will […]

Infographic: The Impact of a Fair Trade Campaign

May 13, 2013

Our infographic illustrates the elements of a Fair Trade Campaign and correlates the increasing positive impact your work has on communities in developing countries as you advocate for Fair Trade. Display the infographic at your events as an eye-catching and easily digestible explanation of a Fair Trade Campaign for current and prospective supporters.  

New Infographic, Toolkits, and Short Video Are Here!

May 7, 2013

We are excited to bring you three new materials to support your campaign!  Below, you will find an organizing toolkit, infographic, and short video (coming soon!) to help your efforts and inspire your community. These resources will provide you with insight from fellow organizers around the country and invigorate your outreach efforts.   Fair Trade […]

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