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October 15 2011 at 11:36

Positive Impact... Served frozen, at 100 mph

A few months ago, we got together with our friends at Public Inc. to think up some smart ways to connect Canadians to Africa. During a lull in the conversation, when people were running out of energy, Goerge Roter, EWB’s CEO shared a story about driving by GM place in Vancouver in October 2009, and smiling at the thought of a puck made of fair trade rubber being used to score the winning goal of the 2010 Olympic gold medal hockey game.
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January 21 2011 at 19:39

Fair Trade and Valentine’s: A match made in heaven

This Valentine's Day, EWB chapters across Canada and TransFair are challenging Canadians to show their sweethearts they care not just on a personal level, but also globally by ensuring that their gifts are Fair Trade certified. With chocolate, wine, jewelry and flowers available as Fair Trade Certified products, Valentine's Day is a perfect time to make a commitment to fairer wages, better working conditions, and environmental sustainability for the producers of many of the products we enjoy during this special time of year.
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November 4 2010 at 12:45

This Halloween, we took Fair Trade to the streets

This Halloween EWBers across the country were putting a different spin on the traditional “trick or treat”. Loaded down with Fair Trade chocolate, they took to the streets and went door to door – however, their goal was not to collect, but to give out their chocolate.
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August 26 2010 at 10:22

Securing a fairer future in Malawi

Lauren Hockin, one of EWB’s short-term volunteers in Malawi, has been working and living in the Chikwawa district since the beginning of May. Here, Lauren has seen firsthand the challenges facing rural farmers and their families.
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May 21 2010 at 14:33

EWBers help Vancouver become Canada’s first major Fair Trade Town!

Our Vancouver Professional chapter's commitment to Fair Trade takes them to the Vancounver City Council meeting where they advocated the importance of Fair Trade certification. With EWB's help the motion was passed - making Vancouver Canada's first Fair Trade Town!
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