Fair Trade Month Quiz:
Question 18: Name a Fair Trade Town in the United States.
Answer: Media, PA, Brattleboro, VT, and Milwaukee, WI
Haven’t answered our Fair Trade Quiz question of the day, yet? Well, why not? The answer’s right there! If that isn’t enough for you, the first 100 participants* get a sample of Green Mountain Coffee’s Fair Trade Certified™ Organic House Blend and all answers get entered to the grand prize drawing of 12-months of Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified™ Coffees. Go here to enter: http://www.eatdrinkandbefair.com/quiz.php.
*Sorry, employees and their immediate family members of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. are not eligible. But keep an eye out for our internal Fair Trade quiz.
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a (FTO)2.
Never heard of it? That’s not surprising. We’re a reclusive bunch, us Fair Trade Organic First Time Offenders. It only takes one bite, sip, crunch, or slurp to become one of us.
I remember what it was like before: Waltzing through the grocery store, buying things willy-nilly. I knew about organic products and I had a basic understanding of Fair Trade, but that didn’t impact my shopping. I looked at the price, the brand, and nothing else. But since that day when I took a sip of that Fair Trade Organic hot cocoa from Lake Champlain Chocolates – I’m now aware of the existence of two little labels:
That is what makes a FTO2 – the purchase and use of a product with both labels. You could become one without knowing it, it’s so simple – after all, I did. But it’s not a tiresome title to hold. It just makes you think, “Given the choice, I’d go for Fair Trade Certified Organic.” I mean, it’s great to be certified organic; it’s great to be Fair Trade Certified. But to be Fair Trade Certified and organic? The thought sends shivers down my spine.
No need to take my advice. But, then again, I am a FTO2.
And that gets me back to the point of this little treatise: My name is Kristen and I am a FTO2.
Want to be a FTO2, too?