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A Fair Trade Education

December 18, 2011

Penncrest High School in Media, Pennsylvania declared first Public Fair Trade High School in the country

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guides: Give to Real People in Need Around the World

December 9, 2011

  2011 is quickly coming to a close and the holidays will be here soon.  It is a time to be mindful of underprivileged people all over the world and to take action to help these people where possible.  One way of doing this is to support Fair Trade. If you choose to do holiday […]

Change Comes from the People: 1070 Fair Trade Towns and Counting

November 26, 2011

For eleven years and running, Fair Trade Towns have been the driving force behind consumer citizenship; starting with Garstang, U.K. in 2000, Media, PA in 2006, and leading us into 2012 with over 1,070 towns in 23 countries across 6 continents.

Fair Trade Universities Back from Tour

November 16, 2011

By: Kate Polakiewicz, Strategic Relations Assistant at Fair Trade USA I’m back from the Campus Consciousness Tour and some things are missing in my life – scoops of Ben and Jerry’s Jimmy Fallon Late Night Snack (Fair Trade Certified vanilla ice cream with fudge covered potato chips), waking up every day at different but confusingly […]

Customizable Materials Now Available for Fair Trade Towns!

November 9, 2011

Have you wanted window clings and brochures for your campaign, but found trouble when designing them? Elevate your campaign by tailoring the new Fair Trade Towns brochure, window cling, poster (available soon), table tent and stock-it card to highlight your community.

A Women Who Changed the Rules: A Recap of Maria Isabel’s Road Trip

October 28, 2011

“When I finish life I am going to be remembered by the things that I do, not by the things that I have.” – Maria Isabel Balbuena

Fair Trade on the Road with Maria Isabel Balbuena, Dominican Republic

October 14, 2011

Follow the travels of Maria as she hits the road with Billy Linstead Goldsmith, Fair Trade Towns National Coordinator, to see how conscious consumers like you are spreading the word about Fair Trade in the US. Did you know that Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn 10% […]

Ben & Jerry’s Takes Fair Trade on Tour

October 10, 2011

The Campus Consciousness Tour Brings Ben & Jerry’s and Janelle Monáe to Universities Across the Country Fair Trade Universities has joined forces with the Campus Consciousness Tour, Ben and Jerry’s, and Janelle Monáe to spread the word about Fair Trade.  From October 1 through October 22, Fair Trade Universities and the Campus Consciousness Tour will […]

Free Fair Trade Month Event Kits from Handmade Expressions!

October 5, 2011

October is here – the feeling of fall, festivities in the air. Did you know October is also Fair Trade Month? This is a time to celebrate Fair Trade – and what better way to do that than to share some tasty Fair Trade goodies? We are bringing this celebration of Fair Trade to your […]

Fair Trade USA Goes Digital with the Fair Trade Finder App

October 3, 2011

Supporting farmers and workers around the world just got a whole lot easier! The Fair Trade Finder Good news: There are now more than 10,000 Fair Trade Certified products available in the United States, and finding those products in stores near you just got a whole lot easier!  The Fair Trade Finder is an application […]

Free Reverse Trick-or-Treating Kits!

September 23, 2011

Collecting candy while transforming minds!

Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference Recap

September 17, 2011

250 organizers from 80 campaigns in over 26 states, and countries as far as New Zealand!

Conference Spotlight: Ten Thousand Villages

August 24, 2011

With a compassionate mission and unique business model, Ten Thousand Villages has been providing opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income for more than 65 years. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, we adhere to values that put artisans first. Artisans receive up to 50 percent in cash […]

Conference Spotlight: Catholic Relief Services

August 11, 2011

At its core, Fair Trade is about building relationships—between consumers, producers, businesses—and what better place to build relationships than in your own hometown?

National Conference: Registration & Program Highlights

August 2, 2011

With the first ever Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference less than six weeks away, we are eager to let registrants know what they can expect to take home.

Churches & Communities Engaging through Fair Trade Webinar Recording

July 18, 2011

Hear from pastors, theologians, Fair Trade experts and the Fair Trade Towns leadership on why and how churches are becoming powerful partners in the movement.

Webinar recording for Churches & Communities Engaging Through Fair Trade Now Available!

July 18, 2011

Approximately 138 million Americans regularly attend church. Their combined income is $2.5 trillion. If they all made just one Fair Trade purchase, they would impact millions of families striving to lift themselves out of poverty. For many, their faith motivates them to be concerned about issues of poverty, justice and human dignity, and yet too […]

National Conference: Apply for a Travel Stipend Today!

July 7, 2011

  Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2011 The Hub Conference Center, Philadelphia, PA   We know that attending a conference can sometimes be a burden on a volunteer’s pocket, so we are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance for the Fair Trade Towns & […]