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Spreading the Word about Fair Trade

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Fair Trade Towns USA National Organizer Courtney Lang discusses what needs to be done to improve Fair Trade in the southeast.

Lang has over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont.

As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to increase market access and organize a strategic model for action through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. 

Courtney witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica.

A founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters.

She worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.

Courtney is creating programs and providing strategic direction for over 80 campaigns across the US that are seeking to increase the awareness and availability of Fair Trade products in their community.