Green Festival Speakers

Ashby Conwell



Conwell is a Fair Trade advocate at Global Exchange working on the Fair Trade Chocolate Campaign. The Fair Trade Chocolate Campaign fights poverty, child labor and environmental destruction by encouraging major chocolate companies to buy only Fair Trade cocoa and individuals to only buy only Fair Trade chocolate. Conwell has extensive experience volunteering longterm on the ground throughout Latin America and has seen the devastating effects of a free trade economy on Third World countries. Conwell is studying at the University of San Francisco and is currently working on writing lessons to teach kids across the country how to be Fair Trade activists for Global Exchange's Sweet Smarts program.