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Fair Trade Roundup: Ben & Jerry and Fair Trade Models Light Up Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th June, 2011 | No Comments

Human Rights Awards Fair Trade Models Jocelyn, Rae, and ZarahWhat a week for Fair Trade! Kerry Kennedy is speaking at the Raise the Bar Hershey rally happening in NYC tomorrow, Ben & Jerry sported tuxedos for human rights while models showed off their Fair Trade outfits, and a new Fair Trade conference was just announced.
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Kerry Kennedy to Join Youth in Rally to Demand That Hershey ‘Raise the Bar’

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 6th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kerry Kennedy Photo Credit: humanrightsfirst.orgWith World Day Against Child Labor right around the corner, students and social justice leaders and groups will gather in front of the Hershey Store in Times Square to call on Hershey to eliminate forced, trafficked and child labor from its cocoa supply chain. Read about the details, and what you can do if you’re not able to make it to the rally.
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“We Want More From Our S’Mores” is Back

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th May, 2011 | 2 Comments

smoresThe “We Want More From Our S’Mores” Campaign is back to help you kick off your summer in a fun, Fair Trade style. After all, s’mores are a classic, delicious summer treat. You can help the campaign reach its goal of making at least 1,500 Fair Trade s’mores. Find out how.
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Hershey Rally Happening in Times Square on 6/8

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 26th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

raseHave you heard about Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign’s upcoming rally in NYC’s Times Square, Wednesday June 8th? The purpose of this rally is clear; to encourage Hershey to go Fair Trade. Find out the details, including who’s behind it and how to get involved.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Models Strut Their Stuff Next Week

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th May, 2011 | 2 Comments

ft-modelsModels are hot, but Fair Trade models are even hotter! Next week some Fair Trade models will be stepping out during an annual Human Rights Awards Gala. Ben & Jerry are emceeing, and guests will be served Fair Trade Certified ice cream. Find out about this and other news in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Choo-Choo-Choose Fair Trade this Valentine’s Day

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd February, 2011 | No Comments

valentinecardFor four years, Global Exchange has organized its National Valentine’s Day of Action by encouraging educators nationwide to bring social justice into the classrooms by teaching Global Exchange’s Fair Trade cocoa curriculum. Bringing Fair Trade into the classrooms teaches the youth to support small farmers across the world, who are standing up against exploitation by transforming trade one cocoa bean at a time.
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Sweet Smarts In Action

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 12th November, 2010 | No Comments

IMG_0729Global Exchange’s Sweet Smarts campaign teaches advocacy skills to kids and youth whose outreach educates communities about Fair Trade. With the official campaign officially kicking off just a few months ago, San Francisco’s chapter leader, 10 year old Marie Hogan is already drawing a crowd.
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Time to Raise the Bar in the Cocoa Industry

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 9th November, 2010 | 7 Comments

Raise the Bar10Despite almost ten years of commitments from Hershey and other major chocolate companies to take responsibility for their cocoa supply chains and improve conditions for workers, significant problems persist. Hershey lags behind its competitors when it comes to taking responsibility for the communities from which it sources cocoa, so it’s time to tell them to Raise the Bar.
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Trick-or-Treat, Give Us Something Fair to Eat

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 29th October, 2010 | 4 Comments

halloweenstickerA few tips on how to spread Fair Trade awareness this Halloween weekend.
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Youth Power Party for Sweet Smarts

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 11th October, 2010 | No Comments

sweetsmartslogo_bannerWe’re now two weeks into Fair Trade Month so let’s continue this National Month of Action by organizing a Youth Power Party to start a Sweet Smarts chapter of your own.
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