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Four fun, fabulous ways to support Fair Trade, Sustainability, and Human Rights today!

1.  Last chance to enter the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign’s Brand Jamming contest:   Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Need an outlet for all that creativity?

Create a mock slogan, ad, or video asking Hershey to end child and forced labor in their supply chain and start sourcing Fair Trade Certified cocoa beans.

$1000 Grand Prize!

For more details on contest prizes, rules, categories, etc visit here.

2.  Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Spring Clearance Sale!

Visit here for sale items including scarves, Arte Maya calendars and…

All Recycled Rice & Feed Bag Products:  Up to 50% OFF!

Made by Cambodian artisans who are landmine and polio disabled. With an emphasis on contributing to social development by providing training and employment opportunities, their training has enabled the artisans to become self-supporting and confident and to see themselves as individuals with abilities that contribute to the development of Cambodia.

A note from Fair Trade Campaign Director Adrienne Fitch-Frankel:  “This recycled messenger bag is one of my personal favorite Fair Trade items.  It also makes a great gift for anyone.  At half-off during this sale, it is a fabulous bargain!" 

Kalamkari Jewelry:  30% OFF!  Prices start at $5.49  

This jewelry is made of traditional kalamkari (a block-printed fabric using natural dyes), Kalamkari is the art of painting cotton fabrics with a "kalam", a sharp pointed bamboo stick padded with hair or cotton and tied with a string on one end to regulate the flow of color.  

Easter Is Almost Here!

Check out our great selection of Easter Gifts including Bundles of Bunnies, Divine Chocolate, and Gift Baskets! 

3.  Go to today’s MUST-VISIT website:   where you can browse and learn about dozens of pioneering, innovative, change-making human rights heroes and vote for your favorite to receive Global Exchange’s People’s Choice Award.  You can also nominate your own human rights hero, which can be an individual or an organization, including your own organization.  The People's Choice honoree will receive $1,000 and recognition at our Human Rights Awards gala in San Francisco on June 1. 

At the gala, we will also be honoring Gulf Coast activist, Wilma Subra and Rights of Nature champion, Bolivian Ambassador to the UN Pablo Solón.  Early bird discount gala tickets available through May 1.  .

4.  In the Bay Area this weekend?  Join us at Green Fest, presented by Global Exchange and Green America!  Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaign Director, Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, and 11-year-old Sweet Smarts Chapter Leader, Marie Hogan, will be speaking at 3:30pm on Sunday 4/10.  You can also meet us at the Fair Trade Campaign table in the Kids Zone. 

Green Festivals are also coming up soon in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC.  More information here

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