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Thank You Lyla Seo, Shopper on a Mission

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th November, 2012 | No Comments

LylaThis week we are thanking and recognizing the people who make Global Exchange’s work possible. In this post, we thank Lyla Seo for shopping Fair Trade.
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What to Expect (and What Not to Expect) at our Annual Fair Trade Store Holiday Party

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th December, 2011 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2010 holiday party attendees shopping aboutOur Fair Trade Stores are throwing holiday parties on Dec. 15th (all are invited!) in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Here’s a fun list of what to expect (and what not to expect:) at this annual (and somewhat notorious) event.
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VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!
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A Bitter Tasting Anniversary

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th September, 2011 | No Comments

child labor cocoa industryThis week marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol – an agreement by the country’s largest chocolate companies, including Hershey’s, committing to put an end to forced child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa by 2005. The Protocol pledged to develop and implement voluntary standards to certify cocoa produced without the “worst forms of child labor,” (defined according to the International Labor Organization’s Convention 182). Ten years later, no progress has been made.
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Happy 10th Birthday for Green Festival!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 1st April, 2011 | No Comments

GFThey say time flies when you’re having fun. That certainly has been the case with the Green Festivals, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, with our partners at Seven Star Events. As we go into our tenth year, these parties-with-a-purpose have now reached more than one million people, inspiring them with green/eco alternatives to the nature-destroying corporate model.
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Positive Transitions in 2011

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th January, 2011 | No Comments

2010.07.21-044The first few weeks of 2011 have been a time of transitions. Aside from transitioning to a new year and a new decade, we have seen a transition of power in the US Congress. The new Republican majority in the House threatens to impede real progress. Global Exchange is prepared to stand with you in opposition to these regressive moves. We will fight to stop rollbacks of progressive policies and continue to push for positive change in our communities at home and abroad.
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Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:
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Meet Xander Wells, a Little Person Who Thinks Big

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 20th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

RTTThe next in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Xander Wells, a young Fair Trade activist showing by example how to open eyes, hearts and minds.
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Introducing…6 New Membership Gift Packages

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

mainpicMonths ago, with the holidays on the horizon, a team of us here at Global Exchange had a brainstorming session focused on our gift memberships. Our goal: to figure out a way to offer new members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits in exchange for their support. Here’s what we came up with.
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Introducing…An Open World

Posted by in World News & Events on 6th December, 2010 | No Comments

OpenWorld-singleWe want to change the world. And you, reading this post – you’re probably a world changer, too.  You probably know just how difficult it can be. It’s an ambitious aim, for sure.  But we know it’s possible because we’ve been changing the world for over two decades, with the support of people like you.  […]
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