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Starbucks announced this morning that it will serve Fairtrade certified espresso exclusively at campus locations across Canada in spring 2015.

According to the company news release, the development is a result of strong consumer demand for Fairtrade certified products on Canadian campuses, where Starbucks has seen a more than 50 percent growth in expansion in the...

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Thanks to all of our Fair Trade Campus supporters last week!

We had more than 30 campuses participate in the event. Student groups and administrations led in planning a long list of events and celebrations that included photo booths, banana costumes, prizes, giveaways, trivia contests, film screenings, information tables, petition signings, and special promotions on fair trade products.

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Huge "Thank you" to businesses who supported the event. Be...

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Fair Trade Campus Week starts today! Be sure to see what your local campus has planned for celebrating the extraordinary developments in supporting fair trade. Across the country, students, campus administrations, and businesses are working hard to ensure that producers in developing communities around the world get a fair deal.

Be sure to follow #FTCampus to connect with campus groups across Canada.

What is Fair Trade Campus Week?

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Fairtrade Canada held its annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards last Thursday at the Pangaea restaurant in Toronto, where more than 100 business and civil society leaders attended.

Big congratulations to the award winners, and thank you all for your ongoing work and dedication to spreading awareness of fair trade!

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"Supporting Fair Trade" was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.

BY LIA WALSH

Valerie Choo-Foo is not your average university student. When she started her studies in international development a few years ago, she knew she wanted to help make positive changes in the world. But for her, academic study was too abstract, and this perspective led her to spend four...

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