Lead for Change Blog

9th Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#2 in 2021), virtual via Zoom, Monday, February 22, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

March 2, 2021

Karen opened the meeting at 7:30 pm. To incorporate, Fair Trade Minneapolis must have a Board of Directors with at least three members. One must be the President, one must be the Secretary, and any of the three can be the Treasurer. Geen volunteered to serve as our needed third member of our Board of […]

Valentine’s Day at Jack House

February 27, 2021

Members of the committee shared a little more information about the Fair Trade Towns initiative for San Luis Obispo along with some Fair Trade treats after the regular Sunday 10am Community Yoga Class. These Fair Trade goodies included Divine chocolate bars provided by Slo Food Co-op and Guayaki Yerba Mate.

Senate Resolution

February 26, 2021

University Senate resolution on pursuing Fair Trade University designation


February 23, 2021

Coffee Special

February 23, 2021

Campus Center

February 20, 2021

The campus center food court has a bulk condiment area that is used by all of the dining outlets. Two Fair Trade certified (Fair Trade USA), black pepper and sugar, are available.


February 17, 2021

Community Partner – Bead for Life

February 15, 2021

local retailer of Bead for Life jewelry and textiles. Proceeds support Street Business School empowering entrepreneurs experiencing deep poverty in Africa and elsewhere

Longmont Unitarian Universalist Presence

February 15, 2021

innovative Unitarian Universalist ministry offer dinner church (now online) and other programming to service intergenerational community.

Longmont Leads with Love

February 15, 2021

Community peace and justice organization.

Longmont Coloardo

February 15, 2021

Let’s make our town a Fair Trade town.

Kathy Partridge

February 15, 2021

8th Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#1 in 2021), with speaker Teresa Baxter from Long Beach, CA, virtual via Zoom, Monday, February 8, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

February 14, 2021

Teresa Baxter gave us a virtual tour of her Long Beach Retail Collective. There are 24 retailers or so involved, and it’s very impressive! Kim K volunteered to serve as member and Secretary on the Board of Directors of Fair Trade Minneapolis. Karen is also a member and President of the Board. In Minnesota, to […]

Fair Trade Resolution

February 12, 2021

S.1819-148R calls for the university seek formal designation as a Fair Trade institution. In addition to this Student Association Senate resolution, the Graduate Student Association and University Senate also passed resolutions requesting the university to pursue Fair Trade Designation.