While attending the NYNOW gift fair a few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet a young man named Benjamin Conard.  Benjamin is a college student at SUNY Geneseo, the Student Chair of Fair Trade Colleges & Universities National Steering Committee, and (from what I gather from his Facebook profile) a Juggler. Basically he seems like an all-around exceptional guy who we'll be seeing a lot more great things from. 

Also, it's his birthday today! In honor of this occasion I'd like to share this TED Talk he gave on Fair Trade and the power that we have as consumers to demand products that reflect our values. 

Amazing job Benjamin, and Happy Birthday!