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Hey guys! Just want to let you all know of a cool opportunity for this coming summer of 2014. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Jane or any EWB member that may wildly appear!
Hey folks! It’s happening! The run is here, and the participants are pumped! (Or so we hope!) We even have support from the mayor!
The official run starts at 9am at the Bandstand and registration and check-in happens tomorrow from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Good luck to all participants, walkers or runners! And may the weather be accommodating!
The Run to End Poverty is happening this Sunday, September 29, 2013! Join us in Wascana Park to cheer for the runners and support the cause!
Click here to learn more!
The Fall semester has rolled in. EWB 101 took place last week, and we’ve already had two executive meetings!
If you’re interested in joining us, stop by on a Wednesday around 5:30 pm at RC 286.
Some upcoming events taking place:
Run to End Poverty! (R2EP)
The run will take place on September 29 at Wascana Park!
If you’d like to know more visit the R2EP page!
We do not host the Beerfest, but come by the coat check, buy a hotdog and some glowsticks on September 21 at the OWL!
See you there!
As of this moment, that’s all for now! We’ll update you as soon as more events are underway.
Here is a list of our exec team for the 2012/2013 Academic year;
Co-Presidents: Jeeshan and Jane
Director of Youth Engagement: MinSoo and Cristina
Fairtrade Team- Brett, Asad and Leland
Advocacy Team- Leland and Frank
Communications team -Sheriff and Desire (photographer)
Director of IT – Claudine
Member Learning Team – Andrea, Avnee and Jesse
Director of Administration-Priscilla
Director of Global Engineering- Adumo Fiabema
Director of Finance- Farzad
Director of Invested Partnership- Jesse
A couple of you may have already heard about this.
Fair Trade USA has announced they are leaving Fair Trade International. They will have their own certification process and symbol. Most importantly they want to have different standards that make it easier for large corperations to adopt fair trade. Key components of their new standards are:
Certifying clothing, and
Lower percentage of ingredients required to be certified to bear the logo.
On the plus side this means more companies carrying fair trade, but on the down side, most of their new certification standards sound like they are focusing more on the business aspect and less on the “fair” aspect of fair trade.
Something to consider is that growth in demand for fair trade has waned in recent years. I think perhaps because many people view fair trade products as a luxury item that can easily be replaced with something cheaper, and the economy is not particularly good.*
Fair trade UAS is a big organization and the logo and certification will be available on shelves in any country were companies are certified (not just the US) so this will have a significant impact on the evolution of fair trade.
*Here is an article with some quotes from important people
*Here is a good my.ewb thread on the topic, includes the reaction of USTF (a student organization that promotes FT on campus like we did)
*Here is a FAQ on the new logo
*The official Fair Trade International FAQ
*An article about demand for expensive fair trade products in recent years
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