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BART Rider Thank You Day Returns

Dear Friends,

Its time again for our third of four Fair Trade Certified “BART Rider Thank You Day” events! Tuesday, September 23rd volunteers from the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition will once again descend upon BART’s six busiest stations to hand out 50,000 coupons for Fair Trade coffee and tea.

This time the deal is sweeter not just for commuters but for the world’s tea farmers with the introduction of Fair Trade Certified Numi Tea to all of Tully’s stores. It’s also a sweeter deal for you with more volunteer treats, gifts and thank you’s than ever before.

As a volunteer you will receive:

- a $10 BART pass
- a $10 Tully’s Gift Card
- a stylish, limited edition Rider Thank You Day t-shirt
- and your very own, employees only BART logo hat!

These Rider Thank You Day events are a lot of fun and a huge success for our movement. In addition to the tens of thousands of people that we talk to about fair trade during the morning rush, we are reaching tens of thousands more in the morning and evening news coverage.

Our action is also serving as a model for other transit agencies around the world. When we showed the footage to our allies at the Fair Trade Foundation in the U.K. they snapped it right up! Next stop the London Underground?

Help us make this the biggest and best BART Rider Thank You Day ever. Volunteer today and spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors. Please contact for more info on how to volunteer and pass along the following message to all of your Bay Area networks.

Thanks again for choosing Fair Trade!


BART Rider Thank You Day Returns
Celebrate your Commitment to a Sustainable Commute
with free Fair Trade Certified Coffee and Tea from Tully’s

Tuesday, September 23rd 6-9am

Participating Stations:
Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery, Embarcadero, Oakland 12th St. and Downtown Berkeley

Ride BART on Tuesday, September 23rd and get a free coupon for a Fair Trade Certified coffee or tea from Tully’s Coffee and half off your next purchase of a one pound bag of Fair Trade Certified beans. This is the third of four “Rider Thank You Day” events and the deal just keeps getting sweeter – not just for you, but for the world’s farmers.

Tully’s Coffee now proudly offers Fair Trade Certified Numi Tea in addition to its 100% Fair Trade Certified espresso drinks, all served in a convenient, earth-friendly compostable cup. When you choose BART, Tully’s Coffee and Fair Trade you are choosing a better life for farmers, a cleaner environment and a more sustainable commute. Thanks for your commitment!

This event is made possible with the support of volunteers from the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition, a group of student, faith and business leaders dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of Fair Trade here in the Bay Area. We need your help to make this event a success! To help staff a booth at your local BART station or get involved in your community, please email or call 510-663-5260 x 309.

For more information please visit:

Brought you by BART, Tully’s Coffee and TransFair USA:

Fair Trade S'mores YouTube!

Global Exchange and the feature film Battle in Seattle present a quick, 90-second break sure to bring a grin to your face!!!

The video compiles two events in July and August where activists in San Francisco rallied together to relax, celebrate Fair Trade, and enjoy Fair Trade S’mores! The events were a huge success, attended by members of Global Exchange, the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition, and many chocolate-lovers in the park.

Look like fun? Plan your own Fair Trade Smores event for Labor Day Weekend! Just make a s'more with Fair Trade chocolate while you are camping, at a barbecue or at home with family this coming weekend. Register your event online here!


Fair Trade S'mores Happy Hour

Please join the Global Exchange 2008 summer Interns and Staff and Bay Area Fair Trade organizations for a:

Wednesday, August 13 at 6:00 PM
Picnic Tables at Dolores Park in San Francisco

Bring Your Own: Graham crackers, marshmallows, something to roast marshmallows on (ie sticks, wire hangers), Fair Trade chocolate (which you can find near Dolores Park at stores like Global Exchange, Bi-rite, Rainbow, etc)*
Arrive early and get your Fair Trade chocolate free!
Children and acoustic musical instruments welcome!!!
Note: Alcohol prohibited by park

AND it’s your big chance for a moment of fame! This event will be filmed for a You Tube video as part of the outreach for the soon-to-be-released feature film, Battle in Seattle!


Many cocoa farmers live in grinding poverty. Help cocoa farming communities gain access to education, health care and humane working conditions by eating Fair Trade s’mores!

In August 2008, to celebrate cocoa farmers and the September 19 release of the new movie about the movement for fair trade, Battle in Seattle, starring Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, Andre Benjamin and many others,

People nationwide will say “We Want More from Our S’mores!” by making s’mores with Fair Trade chocolate!!!


Join in the delicious action! Help us make hundreds or even thousands of Fair Trade s’mores nationwide, just by choosing Fair Trade chocolate for your barbeque, campfire, or at home!!!

Let your s’mores be counted!!! Let us know that you are participating in the national action by registering your s’mores at!

Videotape your s'mores action in all its Fair Trade chocolatey goodness and upload it to Global Exchange's S'mores Action YouTube group at

More info: and

*Global Exchange Fair Trade store: 4018 24th Street (near Castro Street); Rainbow Grocery: 1745 Folsom Street (at 13th Street); 3639 18th Street (near Dolores Street)