On February 4th, Fair Trade Campaigns launched its newest campaign, Fair Trade Schools. Fair Trade Campaigns already has initiatives for Colleges, Universities and Congregations, but now there can be K-12 schools committed to Fair Trade.
So far, they have 15 active school campaigns around the country. If you want to start a campaign in your school, college or congregation or want to see if there are any already in your area, check out www.fairtradecampaigns.org – they even have a cool tracker of how many active campaigns there are so far.
They have all kinds of handy resources to help you get started with a campaign and as you go, they give badges so you know you’re on the right track. There are several steps for a school:
1) Build your team.
2) Reach out to Campus Outlets to offer Fair Trade products.
3) Engage Community Organizations to source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings.
4) Commit to Fair Trade Education
5) Develop a Fair Trade Resolution
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