Orlando is a city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County, and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. According to the 2010 US Census, the city had a population of 238,300, making Orlando the 79th largest city in the United States. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 27th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in Florida. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I can see the sweat beading up on every guy’s forehead. But never fear! Everyone is into being green and friendly and there are plenty of choices to wow your sweetheart while keeping your conscience intact.
Whether you’re looking to keep it traditional or go a little crazy, there are plenty of choices. Chocolate is of course a Valentine’s Day staple as well as a fair trade one. You can find some ideas online at the daily green… Learn More. But if you want to make it on a smaller budget and do
The city of Orlando and Winter Park are just a few steps away from being declared a Fair Trade Towns in accordance with standards set by Fair Trade USA. The local Fair Trade Town campaign spearhead by The Fair Trade Project has been promoting Fair Trade Certified as a consumer option for years in the Central Florida community.
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An effort organized with Ourlando, The Fair Trade Project is currently engaging local cafes to make the switch from conventional coffee to Fair Trade Certified coffee. The current Fair Trade Roaster-Cafe Connect campaign moves the Project and several cities including Orlando and
With the Holidays approaching you might be wondering about gifts and stocking stuffers. Before you reach for the first cheap chocolate bar (or sometimes not so cheap!), think about what a difference it would make if all stockings were stuffed with fair trade chocolate. It might allow some of the farmers who grow the cocoa beans to share some of your holiday spirit. You could help ensure better ecological practices in the farm communities as fair trade products are always sustainably produced and often certified organic.
The recent popularity of tea can also give you a gift idea. You can… Learn More
We are looking for Orlando coffee roasters offering Fair Trade Certified Coffee to cafes. Our goal is to get business for local roasters and fair trade coffee into local coffee shops. Let us know if you are interested!
Local Roasters providing Fair Trade Certified Coffee to cafes:
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1. The FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees farmers a fair and stable price for their products
2. The FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees extra income for farmers and estate workers to improve their lives.
3. The FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees a greater respect for the environment
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