Fair Trade Burlington receives $5k!

The executive committee of Fair Trade Burlington (FTB) is proud to announce that on September 17, 2010 they were awarded 1 of only 3 national $5,000 challenge grants from Fair Trade Towns USA’s Small Grant Program!  This is the first year for the program, which is being administered by Fair Trade Towns USA of Fair Trade USA (formerly Transfair USA).

In this endeavor, FTB seeks to grow the internal capacity, visibility, and effectiveness of our camapign.  Our objective is to expand community awareness and understanding of fair trade and increase the availability of fair trade products.  We want to grow the movement by developing and maintaining new relationships in Burlington and beyond.   FTB hopes to use this funding to create an infusion of resources for local businesses, schools, and individuals.   The committee aspires tools such as a web site, resource library, and a membership program to benefit Vermont’s fair trade advocates.  Stay in touch as we develop our plans!!

Keepin’ it fair,



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