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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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    Don’t Be a Couch Potato! This Fall, Flex Your Activist Muscles

    10 August 2017 by Margot Conover, External Relations Manager, Fairtrade America

    Summer. Best spent relaxing by the pool with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Fairtrade ice cream – slacktivism at its finest. Every pint puts more money, on better terms, into the pockets of farmers and helps them invest in their communities. But we need to do more if we want to change the world.

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    How to Be a Climate Activist According to Bananas

    17 May 2017 by Margot Conover, Manager of External Relations, Fairtrade America

    Climate got you down? We know climate change can seem like an overwhelming problem! 

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    Where Art, Flowers and Farm Workers Meet

    22 August 2016 by Federico Hewson, Community Artist & Activist

    Federico Hewson is a community artist in New York City who uses flowers as the medium for his work. After using Fairtrade flowers in an art project ten years ago, he became passionate about flower farm workers in Colombia. Federico writes about his journey with flowers and shares his thoughts about how anyone can become an activist and support what they believe by using their unique talents.

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