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  • Sustainable Shopping

    Shopping Sustainable? Best make LOFT-y Choices

    14 November 2017 by Fairtrade America

    Every day we’re confronted by a deluge of options in the super market aisle. Making the sustainable choice can be a chore. But if you think LOFTy – local, organic and Fairtrade – you’ll find items that are good for you and good for the planet.

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  • Conscious Step

    Taking Steps Towards Change

    15 June 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How often do you think about your socks? Are you the type of person who is lucky if she can find two matching ones as she rushes to get dressed in the morning? Or maybe you use your socks to express yourself, adding a pop of personality to your weekday uniform.

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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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  • 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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  • Fairtrade Marike de Pena's SDG blog

    Big Deal in the Big Apple

    25 September 2015 by Marike de Pena

    Marike de Peña, Chair of Fairtrade International, writes for PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís about the SDG ratification happening at the UN this week in New York City.

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  • Fairtrade America Executive Director, Hans Theyer, speaking at the United Nations

    Fairtrade America speaks at UN meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

    10 July 2015 by mlinnellsimmons

    Fairtrade America's Executive Director Hans Theyer represented the global Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations delivering remarks on Fairtrade's contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Fairtrade America News

    Release: Fairtrade America speaks at UN meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

    10 July 2015 by Fairtrade America Media Team

    Our executive director Hans Theyer represented the international Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations and delivered remarks yesterday at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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 ...