Fair Trade, Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's

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Fair Trade, Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's

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Today is going to be a good day. I promise. Because today is BEN AND JERRY's annual, FREE CONE DAY! And it's gets better. Today, your free cone is comprised of 100% fairly traded ingredients.

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 biggest sourcing transition Ben and Jerry's has ever made. "We've committed to change our sourcing to 100% fair trade by the end of the year and when you count the hundreds of ingredients that we have that make up composite products that makes it a huge challenge."

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Julie lives in Cambridge, MA 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. Julie is also a new blogger for Just Means and Socialearth. If you can't find Julie in Cambridge, she's probably on the beaches somewhere in South Florida.

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Ben and Jerrys | Cherry Garcia | FLO USA | Free Cone Day | Sean Greenwood | fair trade

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