BananaGram Challenge & Photo Contest Results

Courtney Lang November 18, 2013
From October 1st through October 31st, Fair Trade campaigners and conscious consumers took photos and collected BananaGrams (product request cards) at events for a chance to win cool prizes!  
The campaign  who collected the most BananaGrams won the Grand Prize of a $500 gift card to Whole Foods and 10 campaigns that submitted fun photos won a gift basket full of products from LaraBars, Mayan Hands, Glee Gum, and Numi Tea.
St Mary's College High School with some smooth banana sailin'!

St Mary’s College High School with some smooth banana sailin’!

BananaGram Challenge Winner -

St Mary’s College High School, Berkeley, CA - Saint Mary’s College High School collected 784 BananaGrams for a local grocer after leading 16 Fair Trade presentations to more than 700 people.  The Fair Trade Team at St Mary’s is led directly by 25 high school students.




A”peel”ing Achievements -

  • Colorado College hosted a Go Bananas Music Fest with student bands, baked goods and handed out 60 pounds of bananas
  • Bethlehem, NY collected 348 BananaGrams and presented to the entire 6th grade
  • Loras College hosted a game triathlon where they played bananagrams, banana chip poker, and banana chip bingo) and collected a bunch a bananagrams (product request cards) to present to their food service provider
  • Houston, TX hosted a dessert competition called “A Taste of Freedom” where they handed out banangrams

Thank you!

To everyone who participate and most importantly to our competition sponsors:  Whole Foods, LaraBars, Glee Gum, Mayan Hands and Numi Tea!  Without the gracious donations and support we wouldn’t have been able to energize the many organizers who participated!


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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.