Julie Fahnestock

Julie Fahnestock
Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is currently pursuing her MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro Graduate School in Vermont. She has a background in international development and grassroots organizing and is passionate about equitable wages, labor rights and the global income disparity. If you can't find Julie, don't worry. Grab your board and head south on A1A. She's probably surfing somewhere along Florida's coast.

Posts by This Writer

4 years 5 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) -Collaboration is coming to the renewable energy sector via the work of CleanPowerPerks.  Based out of Boston, CleanPowerPerks (CPP) is the Web-based loyalty program that rewards people and businesses for consciously choosing clean energy. CPP will act as a facilitator in unifying clean energy providers, consumers and businesses who already purchase clean energy. From large, franchised corporations to the small coffee shop next door, CPP  will connect the clean energy community...


4 years 5 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Immokalee, a small town in southwestern Florida, is home to the USA's tomato industry, sourcing 90% of all tomato production. From small retail shops to large conglomerates, most of the tomatoes sitting in our produce aisles are handpicked by migrant workers in Immokalee.  The community resembles a run-down, migrant work camp where the word sustainability means only one thing: survival. But the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is changing that.  A 'new day' is almost here. 

The CIW, a farm worker-led movement, has been campaigning with large companies to sign a Fair Food Agreement, which would ensure a penny...


4 years 6 months ago
 
(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - The Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) recently emailed a survey to its members and supporters asking if they would support the idea of creating a legal definition of the term 'fair trade.' Of the 80 supporters they contacted only 20% were in support of this idea. 
 
Jeff Goldman, the Executive Director, spoke with me about FTRN's reasoning behind this initiative. 
 
"Legalizing the term 'fair trade' has three goals," Jeff told me."First, it would simplify confusing definitions and the marketing efforts of fair trade. Secondly, it would accelerate growth for the...

4 years 8 months ago
Leonardo see fair trade coffee at Whole Foods

Leonardo sees fair trade coffee at Whole Foods


"We are different than small producers. If I lost my job, I lost my job.I have no place to go.
A small producer has their land. We don't have anything.
Fair...

4 years 9 months ago

By the end of  2013, Ben and Jerry’s will source 100% fair trade ingredients.

This is the big, hairy and audacious goal that Ben and Jerry’s made in 2010. And they have almost reached it. Fifty-eight flavors and hundreds of ingredients. Yet they are determined to certify every flavor, every small ingredient. For a company who is now owned by the billion-dollar conglomerate, the small economy that is Unilever, this decision equates to huge, global impact. And lots of fairly trade, Cherry Garcia bliss.*

According to Vice President of Public Relations, Sean Greenwood, it’s the...


5 years 7 months ago

glfbu2l“When the dragons started coming in, the label changed. The farmers are also frustrated with the different types of standards. When Transfair announced its departure from FLO, farmers denounced this move,” Dean Cycon, Owner of Deans Beans.

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5 years 8 months ago

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5 years 8 months ago
“Don’t we want to democratize fair trade? Don’t we want fair trade to be more than a white,
middle-class movement? Don’t we want consumers, no matter where they shop,
to have access to great products that also do right in the world?”

fair-trade-coffee-new-labelIf you missed the first part of my interview with Paul Rice, do not fret. Click here to...


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