Fair Trade Your Finals!
Share Your Plans and get Rewarded
Here’s your chance to get hooked up with some great, free materials for that final Fair Trade Event of the year!
A number of generous donations have allowed us to support campaigns hosting a Fair Trade Study Break. The first 28 campaigns to provide a short explanation of their plans in the comment section below will receive the following event package to help bolster their event:
- Fair Trade Coffee from ecoGrounds and…
- Fair Trade Chocolate from Kopali Organics and…
- Fair Trade Tea from Runa Tea and…
- Informational 1-Pagers on Coffee, Tea and Chocolate from Fair Trade Campaigns.
Thank you ecoGrounds, Runa, and Kopali Organics for the Donations!
For a few ideas to help get the ball rolling, read on below:
Idea 1: Encourage others with a tasty and energizing gift
We could all use a bit of support in the lead up to finals, so this year hide Fair Trade Runa Tea in strategic locations around campus and attach notes of encouragement. Make sure to include a short explanation about the importance of Fair Trade (click here for a Fair Trade FAQ). Also consider making each tea packet a raffle ticket for a bigger prize at your Fair Trade Study Break. Think of it as an opportunity to encourage learning, build camaraderie and educate others!
Idea 2: Partner with an existing event
In the lead up to Finals week numerous groups on campus will be hosting events to prepare students and staff. Gauge the landscape and offer to ‘Fair Trade’ another group’s event! Reach out to clubs, departments and your food service provider to see if you can set up, sample, and introduce Fair Trade concepts to a new audience. Follow-up afterwards and continue building the partnership!
Idea 3: Table with Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate
Give your classmates that extra boost as they head into or out of the library! Set up a table with Fair Trade Coffee (EcoGrounds), Tea (Runa Tea), and chocolate (Kopali), as well as some materials highlighting what you have accomplished this year and are looking to achieve in the next. Use this as an opportunity to get the word out about your campaign!
Worried about an end of year lag in event attendees? If you have questions about drawing in a crowd, contact National Organizer Parker Townley at firstname.lastname@example.org for some ideas!