Archive for the ‘Chicago Fair Trade’ Category

Help Chicago Fair Trade Link Local Youth to Global Producers!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Fair Earth works closely with Chicago Fair Trade, a non-profit working to increase support for fair trade in the Chicago metropolitan area through education, advocacy, and targeted consumer campaigns.

A vital part of Chicago Fair Trade’s work is educating local youth about fair trade. From fair trade soccer games to fair trade fashion shows, youth are excited to learn about the people who produce the items they purchase!

To keep this program going, Chicago Fair Trade needs your help! Help us continue to make global connections with youth through programming with schools and youth clubs.

See our campaign video and contribute today! YOU can make a difference in the lives of youth here in Chicagoland and around the world.

Join us for GlobalFest: Asia, Chicago Fair Trade’s Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Globalfest 2012


Chicago, as the largest Fair Trade City in North America, has reached a critical mass of support for fair trade by businesses, government, institutions and individual consumers. We invite you to be part of this growth by attending Globalfest 2012, Chicago Fair Trade’s annual fundraising event on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time). Support economic development that sustains communities while enjoying an evening in this elegant space overlooking the Chicago River.

Globalfest will feature our fair trade connections to Asia, with appetizers, fair trade wine, music and silent auction. We will learn of Asian producer stories during a brief program that will also include the presentation of Chicago Fair Trade’s fifth Changemaker Award.

Funds raised at this event will help Chicago Fair Trade increase support for fair trade in the metro area, ensuring that producers in developing countries earn a fair wage and affect change in their communities. Through its members, Chicago Fair Trade has a positive impact on over a million fair trade producers worldwide. In addition, your support will help us extend the reach of our programming for schools and youth groups that have touched the lives of over 500 youth last year, creating global citizens for the future.

If you have questions about Globalfest 2012 or Chicago Fair Trade, please contact Nancy Jones, Director at 312-212-1760 or

Bananas! - June 11, 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Save the date!

Join Chicago Fair Trade for our screening of Bananas!, a documentary about the conflict between the Dole Food Company and banana plantation workers in Nicaragua over toxic sterility-causing pesticides.

Here’s an opportunity to consider working conditions for the many workers that help to harvest the products we consume.

Location: 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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