Lead for Change Blog
Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting campaigns, developing leaders, building regional networks and executing digital communications strategies? If this sounds like you then read on to find out more about the Fair Trade Campaigns 2016-17 Fellowship Program! Apply for a Fellowship here! What is […]
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 […]
Help the Next Generation Combat Child Slave Labor Every child deserves an education. But, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), child labor is a reality for 168 million boys and girls in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Can you imagine your child, brother, sister, neighbor or YOU picking cocoa beans instead of going to […]
Reaching Goal #2: Commit to Fair Trade Education & Events Goal #2 is all about Fair Trade education and events at your school. To reach this goal you will need to complete the following: Bring Fair Trade into at least two classrooms or events. Empower students to be conscious consumers. The Obstacles The Solutions Making connections with […]
Kick the year off with the Back to School Photo Contest – participating campaigns will receive FREE CHOCOLATE! Last year we had over 3,000 students, faculty and staff participate – this year let’s aim for 5,000! This Year’s Theme: Cocoa While the cocoa industry generates $16 billion dollars each year, cocoa farmers annually earn $30 – 110 dollars. In addition, […]
Reaching Goal #1: Building Your Team Goal #1 is all about building your team. To reach this goal you will need to complete the following: A teacher and/or student-lead group should be formed to implement the campaign. The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign objectives and drives awareness. Parents can and should […]
They’re here! We’ve got a great and talented bunch of interns working with Fair Trade Campaigns this Summer. Take a look below to familiarize yourself with the folks who work to keep us connected, prepared, and moving forward. Fair Trade Campaigns’ Summer 2014 interns! (Left to right: Stephanie, Lena, Alison) Lena Crown (Washington University): Social Media Intern […]
Every child deserves an education. But, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), child labor is a reality for 168 million boys and girls in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Can you imagine your son, daughter, niece, nephew, neighbor or YOU picking cocoa beans instead of going to school? It’s easier than you think to […]
Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting two Regional Gatherings this Spring in the Midwest & Mid-Atlantic 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! Midwest Regional Gathering […]
Fair Trade Campaigns Announces New Initiative to Empower K – 12 Schools Commit to Ethical Purchasing Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, is proud to announce its newest campaign – Fair Trade Schools. Mirroring a growing demand for Fair Trade products, Fair […]
Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting Regional Conferences this Fall in Southern California & New England and you’re invited!
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.