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Boulder advocates work toward claim to Fair Trade fame
04/05/2011 - 1:18 PM

Aguilera, who was born in Cuba but has lived in Boulder for the past 29 years, is channeling that cognizance into action as she volunteers with other locals to officially name Boulder a "Fair Trade Town."

That designation comes through a five-step process that includes organizing a steering committee, making sure a certain percentage of the town's stores carry at least two Fair Trade products, receiving media coverage, gaining the support of community organizations like churches and schools -- and ultimately, convincing the City Council to pass the resolution.

Goldsmith calls designation as a Fair Trade town a way to interweave socially conscious efforts, something Boulder has in abundance.