Fair Trade Month

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    A Fairtrade Favorite Bake Sale

    27 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    In Fond du Lac, Wis., a town of 43,000 on the shores of Lake Winnebago, a fair trade movement is building. Activists and advocates have opened a fair trade market place, encouraged stores to carry fair trade goods, and have held regular events to build awareness. A Fair Trade Bake Sale this month by students at UW-Fond du Lac has put the school on the path to becoming a Fair Trade University.

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    Fall into a Fair Trade Baking Adventure

    20 October 2017 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager, Fairtrade America

    With the mid-point of Fair Trade Month past, we thought you could use some divine inspiration for your Autumnal baking adventures. Check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Divine Chocolate!

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    5 Things I Learned Making Cookies in a Jar

    13 October 2017 by Jason Sanches, the Fair Trade Bake Sale

    Jason Sanches joined our team to help out during the Fair Trade Bake Sale. One of his first assignments was to create a Cookies-in-a-Jar recipe we could share with our friends. As an avid baker outside the office, Jason reflects on this project as well as learning more about Fairtrade ingredients.

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    Take your baking to the next level

    6 October 2017 by The Fair Trade Bake Sale Team

    Fair trade month is upon us! That means that it’s time to celebrate baking with Fairtrade ingredients! You may now be asking yourself, “Where oh where can I find some lovely Fairtrade ingredients?” Well look no further, the Fair Trade Bake Sale team has got you covered. 

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    10 Steps to Host a Fair Trade Bake Sale – in GIFs

    27 September 2017 by Mary Linnell-Simmons, Acting Director of Marketing, Fairtrade America

    First off – GREAT! Bake sales are a fantastic way to raise money for a cause you care about. This tradition of fundraising for an important issue has really stood the test of time. It’s so effective that you’ll hardly see a school, church or community group that doesn't run one. And, when you use Fairtrade ingredients, you double your impact – making sure the farmers who grew them got a fair deal.

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    Picnic Pizza? Celebrate Fairtrade Any Way You Want!

    9 May 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    Deep in the heart of the Windy City, more than 30 ethical business and community members held the largest Fair Trade celebration in the USA! How will you celebrate World Fair Trade Day?

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    Empowering producers means sharing power with producers!

    3 January 2017 by Elizabeth Bennett, professor and fair trade researcher, Lewis & Clark College

    The fair trade movement aims to alleviate poverty and empower producers. This means working alongside farmers and workers as a team. This guest blog from Lewis & Clark College professor and fair trade researcher Elizabeth Bennett discusses why it’s important to include producers, and what you can do to advocate for this best practice.

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    What is Fairness: A Small Happy Country

    31 October 2016 by Elsebeth Nordlund, Business Development Manager, Fairtrade America

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today we introduce Elsebeth Nordlund, who recently joined the team as Business Development Manager at Fairtrade America.

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    What is Fairness: Let’s make Fair Trade the norm, not the outlier

    28 October 2016 by Josh Wise, Development and Communications Director, IATP

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we have featured Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Josh Wise is Development and Communications Director at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an organization celebrating 30 years of using policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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    What is Fairness: Giving Voice to the Unheard Worker

    21 October 2016 by By Shamini Dhana, Founder and CEO, Dhana Inc., Associate Producer of the True Cost movie, Climate Ride Ambassador and Executive Council Member of Ellevate

    Throughout October’s Fair Trade Month, we are featuring Fairness Champions, people from all walks of life with a unique perspective on what’s ‘fair’. Today Shamini Dhana of Dhana, Inc. asks, "Where is the connection and conversation today between the end customer and the people behind the scenes who make the products we consume daily?"

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  • Ethan Soloviev on Fair Trade is the pathway to Regenerative Agriculture at 07/11/2017 16:36 Thanks for the great article! I encourage folks to check out the new "Regenerative Organic Certification" Standard being proposed, and make commen...
  • Rita on A Salute to Rural Women at 15/10/2017 15:40 This is a wonder way to help by allowing women to support themselves. Great God bless
  • Nicole Vitello on Fairtrade America's Summer 2017 Reading List at 13/10/2017 15:26 Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs by Southgate and Roberts is a great study on the banana industry in Ecuador and how and why the landscape in...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 12/06/2017 15:50 One serious problem with Real Food Challenge is that it’s about food that is ’good for the planet; the workers who grow, pack, and serve it; OR th...
  • Peter Crownfield on Food as a moral problem at 06/06/2017 11:11 Yes, food does pose real moral issues, and colleges & universities—and other institutions such as hospitals—do have a moral responsibility to act ...