Purchasing Policies Webinar – Save the Date!

Parker Townley July 17, 2013

Attend and learn more about best practices to consider when influencing purchasers!

In 2012 we rolled out purchasing policies in two towns and  and two colleges in the U.S. and have used the results to construct new resources to increase institutional Fair Trade purchasing.

Following the testing of procurement policies, Fair Trade Campaigns evaluated findings and experiences from both the organizer and purchaser perspective and built a purchasing guide for procurement officials to ease the transition to Fair Trade products. We also created a guide for organizers across the country on the purchasing process, this resource helps facilitate the process of building partnerships with officials. These two guides are the Fair Trade Purchasing Guide & the Campaigners’ Guide – Passing a Procurement Policy.

The Webinar will focus on best practices to consider when influencing purchasing at the municipality or campus levels and will be made available shortly.

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


Fair Trade purchases vote for change!

Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Tuesday September 17th @ 2 PM


Fair Trade Towns

Tuesday August 13th @ 2PM


Check back soon for registration details!


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Parker Townley, National Organizer | Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Parker Townley works for Fair Trade Colleges and Universities to help connect students and faculty with the resources they need to effectively campaign for Fair Trade on campus. In his free time Parker explores the Sierra Nevadas with his trusty backpack, roams the Bay Area in search of the perfect cup of coffee, and cultivates a small veggie garden.