The Boulder Fair Trade initiative was recently featured on the local independent radio station (for Boulder, Denver and surrounding areas): KGNU (www.kgnu.org).
The piece focused on how one of the Steering Committee members is travelling to Costa Rica to meet with Fair Trade producers and the organizers of a Fair Trade Town (Pérez Zeledón) in Costa Rica. The trip will be an excellent opportunity for Boulder to connect with Pérez Zeledón, so that we can start to share ideas and experiences.
It will also allow Cristina to bring back personal experiences of Fair Trade producers to share with Boulder. In fact we hope in the future to invite producers and organizers from Costa Rica so that Boulder can hear more directly about what is happening in producer countries. We may also be able to arrange video-conferencing calls so that producers and consumers can get to know each other and come to better understand how Fair Trade works.
Maeve Conran interviews Cristina Aguilera and Howard Vickers about Fair Trade at about 15 mins into the program. You can listen on line at http://www.kgnu.org/cgi-bin/
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You can reach me by email (boulderfairtrade [at] gmail.com).
Fair Trade Town Boulder Coordinator