Lead for Change Blog
When we think about Fair Trade, we often think of the physical products – the coffee, tea, sugar, or handicrafts. However, we often forget the stories behind these beautiful creations and the bigger meaning of Fair Trade. If you are involved in the Fair Trade movement, you have likely heard about a wonderful organization called Mayan Hands. I recently […]
By Rosalie Plofchan This month, I attended the Alliance Management Institute in Houston, Texas along with Fair Trade Campaigns Staff. Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) has worked to strengthen the social sector and prepare students for careers at nonprofit organizations. Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is an annual conference hosted by NLA, a partner of Fair Trade Campaigns. This year’s […]
Did you know that institutional purchasing accounts for 2/3rds of the U.S. economy (that’s 10.1 trillion dollars a year)? It’s no wonder that we’re focusing our Fair Trade Month program on building relationships and educating constituents and leaders of institutions. We’re providing free swag for you to pass out, and participants will be entered to win a grand prize with […]
Put a sweet twist on the bitter tradition this year by participating in Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade Your Halloween Campaign Trick-or-treaters will hand Fair Trade chocolate back to adults, with informational cards attached, to explain the problems of the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution. Through providing children with an […]
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By Guest Blogger Dennis Klein A visit to a local florist 18 months ago aroused my interest in Fair Trade, but it was the conversation with the proprietor that impressed me most. We both recognized our common commitment to thinking globally and acting locally – in retrospect, the seed of a nascent collaboration. We started […]
By Jamie Guzzi 31 Days, 31 Ways to Make a Difference October is Fair Trade Month and what better time to kick off your town’s campaign for Fair Trade. Throughout the month of October, retailers, activists, teachers, churches, cafes, restaurants and folks like you and me will be celebrating Fair Trade by hosting educational events […]