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  • Fair Trade Bake Sale

    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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  • SDG

    Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals Down A Level

    14 July 2017 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager

    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are incredibly ambitious, audacious even! Number 1 is to “end poverty in all forms everywhere” by 2030. No more poverty in just 13 years seems crazy, but the key lies in breaking down the structures that caused these problems in the first place. Fairtrade can be an important contributor to achieving the Global Goals


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  • Textile Worker

    Continuing the Conversation: An Interview Nazma Akter

    24 April 2017 by Nazma Akter, garment worker and worker's rights advocate

    While the struggle continues for fair treatment of the workers who make our clothes, there are signs of improvement over the past year. Nazma Akter, a garment worker and founder of the AWAJ Foundation, shares with Fairtrade America.

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  • Real Food Challenge Graphic Standards

    Release: Fairtrade Listed Among Food Labels Fighting Injustice

    5 January 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    Real Food Challenge, the largest student food justice organization in the country, recently released the Real Food Standards 2.0, the most comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of credible food labels and certifications on the market. Fairtrade America, the US branch of the international Fairtrade system, was given a green light in the standard meaning that products carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark exemplify ‘Real Food’.

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  • Elsebeth Nordlund Ghana Visit 2011

    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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  • GUIDOM Dominican Republic Bananas

    Fairtrade Working to Ensure Workers' Rights

    1 September 2016 by Fairtrade America

    Many people think Labor Day is simply the capstone of summer; few realize the struggle that the holiday commemorates.

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  • food as a moral issue

    Food as a moral problem

    22 July 2016 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager

    Do university dining services have a responsibility to serve fair and sustainable food? A Fairtrade take on Malcolm Gladwell’s recent Food Fight podcast.

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  • Fairtrade Essay Contest

    The ‘write’ way to make your back-to-school Fairtrade

    15 July 2016 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager, Fairtrade America

    Attention Fairtrade students! Are you an activist? An aspiring writer? Looking to get back into the swing of things as classes start up? If so, we have the perfect contest for you!

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  • Man with hand of Fairtrade bananas

    Taking Time Out to Reflect on a Sustainable Future

    14 October 2015 by Marike de Peña

    Almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals' 169 action points are somehow related to food and farming - so the SDGs can only be delivered if smallholder farmers and workers play a central role in planning and implementation. Photo: Santos More of ACPROBOQUEA cooperative in Peru, ©Fairtrade Germany

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  • Don't Even Think About Parking Here

    Don’t even THINK of parking here!

    28 September 2015 by Tim Aldred

    Over the past few days, a Fairtrade team has been at the United Nations in New York, attending discussions on the adoption of the new global goals framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tim Aldred, Fairtrade Foundation UK’s Head of Policy & Research, gives us the low down...

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