My friends and I have put together an Environmental Group at our school. Some of our projects are making our school district an idle-free zone, creating a school garden, recycling, and raising advocacy about environmental issues in our school and community. Our main focus is currently the Fair Trade Cafe. We are in partnership with a local fair trade coffee company that supports small scale farmers in Tanzania, and Bolivia. We are also selling fair trade chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and using fair trade cane sugar at our cafe, as well as buttons and bumpers stickers. We set up a booth twice a week in the main area of the school with posters and pamphlets on fair trade. We use recyclable paper cups, and encourage students and staff to bring their own re-usable mugs. This has been a very effective way of recycling so far within our school. Our main goals are to raise awareness about the environment and fair trade issues. We are also supporting fair trade globally and local small companies within our community. The small profits that we are making go towards funding our other Environmental Group projects, and we soon hope to have enough funds saved up to sponsor a child or make a donation to a suitable charity.