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UtneCast 28: The Future of Fair Trade / How Green is Your City?

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Better World CupIn this episode, we take a look at the future of Fair Trade. It’s about much more than just coffee and chocolate. But what is it really? And where is it headed? Host Leif Utne talks to a student activist promoting Fair Trade; a spokesperson from TransFair USA, the group that certifies Fair Trade products in this country; and two companies that are pushing the movement in new directions — Oké USA, which imports Fair Trade fruit, and Fair Trade Sports, which imports soccer, volleyball, rugby and other sports balls.

Then you’ll hear from Warren Karlenzig, chief strategy officer at SustainLane and lead author of the recent book How Green Is Your City? 

And Bennett Gordon reviews a sizzling new compilation of 1970s Cuban funk music titled “Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba,” available on the Canadian label Waxing Deep Records.

Episode sponsor: Equal Exchange