Category Archives: Fair Trade

“the people have spoken”

  The contest has closed and results are in. Thanks to everyone who help me split the odds and and peel across the finish in style. After such an exhausting race I think I will stay in bread until sundae. … Continue reading

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is that a banana in your cape?

Fairtrade Canada is running a photo contest for “best banana” this month. A photo of me at the Vancouver Sun Run, complete with cape, seems to be in second place at the moment. I am not sure what the prize is … Continue reading

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Buying Local vs. Fair Trade

An infographic too good not to repost! via Ethical Ocean – eco friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.

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Today was the Vancouver sun run! As previously advertised, I ran as a banana with Fair Trade Vancouver. What an amazing event! By my estimation at least 30 banana-hours worth of running took place today. We were a slippery bunch, … Continue reading

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beautiful days

I love being outside. Although I think I prefer the bright sunny days, I rather enjoy the rainy ones too. Yesterday I did 13.5 km in the rain with Alice, Mark, and Lindsey (they are also participating in the Run … Continue reading

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Banana Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is on April 17th. Each year tens of thousands of people participate. Last year I ran it with my good friend Sarah. We dressed as garden fairies and pranced for 10 km. Not all children cried … Continue reading

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First 5 km

Today was a busy day filled with research at UBC followed by meetings with Fair Trade Vancouver and then Fair Trade SFU. I finally bicycled home and discovered that $140 has been pledged so far. Gnarly. I figured I should … Continue reading

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