Purchasing Policies Webinar – Save the Date!

Courtney Lang July 17, 2013

Get your town or campus to institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing!

In 2012 we rolled out Fair Trade Purchasing Policies in two towns and two colleges in the U.S. and we have used the results to construct new resources that will help campaigns across the country institutionalize Fair Trade purchasing!

  1. Model Procurement Policy
  2. Opportunity Assessment – for the Fair Trade Purchaser
  3. Organizer Guides – for the Fair Trade Organizer

Following the testing of purchasing policies, Fair Trade Campaigns built an Opportunity Assessment for procurement officials to ease the transition to Fair Trade products. We also created a guide for organizers to help them figure out where their city/town/college/university is purchasing products that could be Fair Trade and who the individual is that will institute the policy.


Fair Trade purchases vote for change!

On the webinar we’ll review the following:

  • What a purchasing policy is and why it is important
  • Fair Trade Campaigns Resources and Support
  • Experience from the Field:  Hear from our Purchasing Policy Pilots

There will be two webinars focusing on best-practices for their specific institutions:

Fair Trade Towns
Tuesday August 13th at 2PM PST
Click here to watch a recording of this webinar!
Fair Trade Colleges & Universities 
Tuesday September 17th at 2PM PST
Click here to register for this webinar!



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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.