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Greenwich, CT, Declared a Fair Trade Town

Greenwich, CT has become the first Fair Trade Town in Connecticut, and the 1,000 Fair Trade Town in the world, and it was all started by a 10th grader! On Saturday, June 4, the world celebrated reaching the milestone of the 1,000th Fair Trade Town. As part of the international celebration, 11 towns across four continents declared simultaneously. Greenwich was the representative for all of North America. Below is an article from their local paper.

Greenwich is officially the 1,000th Fair Trade Town in the world, thanks to the efforts of Carolyn Schnackenberg, a student at the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

"Nothing impacted me as much as the Fair Trade cause, and a lot of people don't know about it," said Schnackenberg. Fair Trade is a market-based system that helps producers in developing countries create better trade conditions and promote sustainability for everyday products, such as coffee, cotton, chocolate and bananas.

See more details in The Daily Greenwich article.

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