“Fuel Up” For Finals With Fair Trade this Fall
Share Your Plans and Get Rewarded!
Here’s your chance to get some great, free materials for that final Fair Trade event of the fall semester! A few generous donations have allowed us to support campaigns hosting a Fair Trade Study Break.
You can participate with four easy steps:
- Provide a short explanation of your plans and mailing address in the comments (DEADLINE = Nov. 11th, 2016)
- Register your event – add your event to the website!
- Host your event!
- Post about your event on social media using #FTCampaigns
These are some of the Fair Trade products and materials you’ll find in your kit:
* Fair Trade Coffee from Java City ecoGrounds
* Fair Trade Chocolate from barkTHINS
* Fair Trade Tea from Numi Tea
* Fair Trade Cereal from Back to the Roots
* Earrings from Mata Traders
* Bracelets from Circle of Hands Uganda
* Informational 1-Pagers on Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Fair Trade 101
Want more Fair Trade 101 fact-sheets? Visit our resource library and search ‘101’!
Here are a few ideas to help get the ball rolling…
Idea 1: 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 (Java City ecoGrounds), Chocolate (barkTHINS), Tea (Numi Tea), Cereal (Back to the Roots) and beautiful artisan earrings (Mata Traders) as well as educational materials and story cards about each product. For example, check out this story about how Numi Tea has worked to bring Fair Trade to tumeric farmers in Madagascar.
You can also create your own materials to highlight 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!
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 promote Fair Trade and availability on campus to a new audience. Don’t forget to follow up afterwards and continue building the partnership!
Idea 3: Fuel up with Fair Trade!
Last year Villanova University hosted a ‘Fuel up with Fair Trade’ event. Read through this one-pager to learn how to keep track of all the details and set up your own event on campus.
Idea 4: Hold a raffle to win a pair of earrings from Mata Traders or bracelet from Circle of Hands Uganda!
In your kit, you will receive beautiful, Fair Trade earrings hand-made by women artisans in India from Mata Traders. Hold a raffle at your event to draw more attendees AND give students a chance to win this lovely piece of jewelry handmade in India!
Never done a raffle before? Check out handy resource for how-to run a successful raffle in four easy steps!
Remember: post your plans and mailing address in the comments!
Don’t wait, sign up early – first 20 campuses to sign up by commenting below will receive extra Fair Trade chocolate from Alter Eco!
All event kits will be mailed on Monday 11/28 unless your final exams take place early (please let us know)
If you have any questions — please contact National Organizer Kylie Nealis (email@example.com)
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I would love to set up a booth at the campus library at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to offer students a chance to learn more about Fair Trade! Coffee and chocolate are sure ways to catch people’s attention. This is a wonderful way to spread the word about the importance of supporting Fair Trade.
1200 Ashwood Place
Knoxville, TN 37917
We would love to participate in this Fair Trade Your Finals program at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH! Setting up a table with fair trade chocolate, tea, coffee, and other items would be a great way to get the word out to students about Fair Trade and our campaign goals right before finals!
144 Tressel Street
256 Constitution NE
Berea, OH 44017
Last finals, we did a fair trade tea event; this time around, I’m thinking it would be really cool to co-sponsor with student programming board to host a fair trade food giveaway event with this fair trade kit and some other snacks provided through the co-sponsorship. This will give us a wider reach for students, who are all looking for a way to destress from studying!
3003 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
At UNCC we would love to host a Fair Trade Finals event with a table at the student union! This would be a great way to get our voice heard and our plans rolling on becoming a Fair Trade University!
2926 White Willow Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Loyola University Chicago’s Fair Trade committee wants to bring more awareness onto campus about all the good they can do for others by shopping Fair Trade. We want to provide them with an easy gateway to start thinking with the Fair Trade “brain” and never stop! While on the way to becoming a Fair Trade Certified University, this would boost the involvement and interest of everyone- not just our immediate members but the full family community!
Department of Sociology, c/o Kathleen Maas Weigert
412 Coffey Hall
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626
I would love to promote fair trade through tabling at the DUC one of the primary stops for students on campus looking to study, socialize, or grab a bite to eat. Providing fair trade items they can enjoy while they prepare for finals will be a fun way for them to recharge. And with us on track to achieve our designation soon we can celebrate the end of our first semester as a Fair Trade recognized university.
Nelson Hall, Rm 226
1209 Fremont St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
We will partner with the our very busy Academic Services Office to host fair trade coffee breaks for two days during Finals week.
Please send the kit to
Deborah Field, Dept. of History
Adrian College, Jone Hall
110 S. Madison St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Miami students are all about coffee! We will set up a Fair Trade table with snacks and coffee at the student center, outside the library, and outside of the business school during finals week. We will also include information and flyers from other social justice groups we partner with, and opportunities Miami offers for social entrepreneurship development, and fair trade study abroad trips. We are excited to get more students educated about how products are sourced and the benefits of fair trade. Please send to the address below:
701 South Oak St
Oxford, OH 45056
We’re planning on running a fair trade pop-up table during finals week here at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI). The table will feature coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, and cereal to help students get through the week!
Roger Williams University
ATTN: Dining/ Stephanie Keith
1 Old Ferry Rd
Bristol, RI 02809
My team and I are super excited to move forward with the Fair Trade University campaign. With the help of certain administrators at CUA, we were able to spread information about Fair Trade more rapidly than expected! This year for finals, my team and I would like to prepare not only a table of Fair Trade products that includes chocolate, coffee and tea but our Campus Ministry has offered to help as well. Being a part of Catholic Relief Services, we are trying to incorporate as much catholic social teaching into our campus community as possible by emphasizing how important Fair Trade products are to the livelihood of farmers. With that being said, our Campus Ministry has offered to arrange for outside vendors to come and sell jewelry made from people in poor countries just looking to support their families. This not only ties together with Fair Trade, but it incorporates the Catholic Social Teachings we strive to build. We are very excited to finally get more participation on campus!!
Here is the address:
625 Monroe ST. NE
Washington D.C. 20017
I would like to do one of two ideas. We have a late night finals event with smoothies and sleep tips. I can partner with this club to set up a table with “Fair Trade Your Finals” information. I can also have a table sit during lunch which is the heaviest traffic time of the day. I am definitely excited about this program! My information is:
1470 The Denaples Center
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Green Mountain College is going to host and event in our main campus center the last day of classes for the fall semester. The event is titled: Green Mountain College Fair Trade Finals Frenzy. The event will provide information about fair trade in general, specific details regarding our schools campaign, and give away items for students to help them get through finals. We’d love to partner with our dining service provider, Chartwells, and if you have any additional support from the Chartwells corporate services, that would be great. My information is:
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764
UCLA would like to participate in Fair Trade for Finals. We will co-program with the Finals events set up in the dorms. We also will be tabling at our own Farmer’s Market.
My information is:
Satya Noble Bartlett
650 Landfair Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
St. John’s University would love to participate in Fair Trade for Finals! Each semester during Finals our university hosts what we call “Stress Busters” where we have tables and small events to help students wind down and enjoy themselves before exams begin. We believe this would be a great opportunity to spread more Fair Trade awareness to our students and get them interested in the products.
My information is:
173-10 82nd Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Champlain College is so grateful to receive more Fair Trade goodies to share with our community! We (Eco-reps & the Cultivating Conscious Consumers club) will table on campus to talk to students more about buying fair. We will encourage people to take responsibility for their purchasing power and further discuss the positive implications of supporting Fair Trade. Power to the people & planet!
578 S. Willard Apt 2
Burlington, VT 05401
Part of U.Va. Dining’s mission is to increase the visibility of Fair Trade items in our dining rooms and convenience stores, and empower students to participate in positive social change through treats like chocolate and coffee. We are hosting a Coffee Conversation that will walk students through the process of Fair Trade and the impact their purchasing decisions have on the global community. At the end, there will be trivia with the opportunity to win Fair Trade chocolate, notebooks or lanyards.
525 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904
At Saint Mary’s College, we have a thriving Fair Trade education program. On December 2nd, we are running a Fair Trade Holiday fair during finals in our dining hall with free coffee and tea, Christmas items for sale, chocolate and tea fair trade products for sale, and fair trade educational products from us, Numi, and Tcho. We would like to use these products to set up a raffle for students that finish a fun quiz on fair trade information!
St Mary’s College of California
1928 St Mary’s College
Moraga CA 94575
Gonzaga Unviersity would love to be involved in the “Fuel Up” campaign, as our team is prepared to inform the GU student body about Fair Trade by sharing fair trade products. The Hemmingson Center, our largest multi-purpose building on campus, has multiple areas for tabling and our team plans on securing a central location near the dining hall entrance to promote Fair Trade at GU.
928 E Sinto Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
At University of Delaware we plan on hosting a tabling event where we hand out Fair Trade products to students during finals week! We hope to hold this event in one of the main student centers where students will stop to study, or by the library if possible.
281 Beverly Road
Newark, DE 19717
Fair Trade Siena will be hosting a Fair Trade Marketplace and Lecture. Currently, we have planned representatives from CRS and Equal Exchange to give a talk while also inviting CRS, Equal Exchange, and Mayan Hands to sell items at our marketplace. This event is in coordination with the Sr. Thea Bowman Center for Women where they will highlight the impacts of fair trade on Women. Fair Trade Siena (Siena Students for Fair Trade) will be sharing the impact of Fair Trade and giving out free samples to students, educate them on fair trade and making them aware of where they can purchase fair trade on and off campus. Attached to some of the fair trade samples we are handing out will be tips to have a successful finals week. If we have the the earrings in the kit, we would also like to raffle those off.
Travis Brodbeck- SPOB 2012
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
The DePaul Fair Trade Committee would like to screen the Dark Side of Chocolate and also have a table to promote awareness on campus. Since we are working on procurement of fair trade chocolate, coffee, tea and sugar on campus this would be a fitting way to spread more knowledge on campus. Having examples of fair trade products on our table during the screening would not only draw more attention to the event, but also alert people of the different fair trade products around them.
833 W. Buena Ave Apt. 2209
Chicago, IL 60613
The Canisius College Justice Committee would like to have a table inside the library during finals week where we hand out fair trade products to students!
Student Life ATTN: Elaine
USA JUSTICE re: Alexis Grebenok
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208
Marin Catholic High School is going to host an event in the Student Center and Library the week before finals handing out Fair Trade items and information!
675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Kentfield, CA 94904
Pomona College is going to have a table with Fair Trade snacks and refreshments at one of the “de-stress” events. For example, we have a puppy petting party on campus, which attracts a lot of students. By offering Fair Trade snacks and info, we raise awareness about conscious consumerism (and pet puppies).
101 N College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
P.S. Thank you for organizing these donations. This is a great idea!
Nevada Union High School is having a “Don’t Stress it” fundraiser the week before finals. With the abundance of stressed kids nervous about upcoming finals, we have planned to host a simple school based fundraiser where we provide the students with a pencil and a Fair Trade chocolate bar to get them pumped for finals while enjoying some fair trade chocolate.
132 Samantha Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Loyola Academy’s Fair Trade Committee is thrilled to advocate for fair trade during finals week! We can’t think of a better way to get people excited than this- because nothing makes students happier than food coffee after a long study session. We will of course be selling our #fairisfair campaign t-shirts too.
ATTN: Mike Finucane
1100 Laramie Avenue
Rockhurst University will be using the ‘Fuel Up with Fair Trade’ kit this semester to provide more raffle prizes, refreshments, and Fair Trade information at our Designation Day, November 10th at 5 pm in the Rockhurst University Massman Fishbowl. The event will consist of remarks from the University President, Rev. Fr. Thomas Curran, S.J., and the presentation of the Fair Trade Certificate, along with free raffle prizes and fair trade food. All are invited to celebrate Rockhurst’s achievement of becoming the first Fair Trade Campus in Missouri!
5118 Forest Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
SUNY Geneseo will hopefully be using the ‘Fuel Up with Fair Trade’ kit this semester to have a fireside chat with our school president! Offering fair trade products to her and the campus will create a bigger turnout for her “fireside chats” and allow us to talk to her about our resolution!
14 Wadsworth Street
Geneseo NY 14454
Magnificat High School will host an event during our days of final exams with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, snacks and educational information! We will set up in our Commons area and end with a raffle of the Fair Trade prizes!
Magnificat High School
20770 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Emma Willard School plans to have a Fair Trade Study Break following evening study hall, before the students go back in their rooms to do more studying for their exams! We will have healthy snacks and sample Equal Exchanges’ 3 kinds of hot cocoa. In addition, we will sample various kinds of Numi and other FT teas, both soothing and energizing, (depending on the test coming up) and information about FT will be available to prompt discussions with club members about Fair Trade and social justice. A survey will be given to gauge favorite flavors, and will allow entry into a drawing for a prize basket.
Emma Willard School
285 Pawling Ave
Troy, NY 12180
We will host a Fair Trade Coffee Break during exam week. We will provide Jaspers with Fair Trade coffee and tea as well as some Fair Trade snacks and bananas – and lots of Fair Trade information – plenty of Fuel for Finals!
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Bronx, NY 10471
Hello from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). We are happy to continue our FairTrade campaign on our campus by hosting a study break in our Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) office to an audience of CWRU students who have dedicated their semester to civic engagement in the Cleveland community!
We are hoping to host this event as suggested in Idea 1, as a hot chocolate/coffee and chocolate break at the end of the semester. We would be happy to have those resources and any other fair trade food items you can provide as well as a bracelet as a raffle prize to encourage conversation about fair trade.
We are excited about this project and we look forward to sharing our experience, thank you in advanced for your support!
Event Date: December 2nd, 2016
Case Western Reserve University
Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7083
PS We are having some trouble registering on the website through the login, and we have sent you an email.
Hello! Stockton University will be doing its first annual Fair Trade Finals! We are planning to table for 2-3 days from 4:00PM-9:00PM right outside of the Campus Center Food Court where most of the freshmen have to pass by to get dinner.
A lot of the coffee vendors on campus close around 6:00PM, therefore we will be available! We are planning on carrying out something like Idea 1, with the help of Chartwells to provide hot water for the tea and other things we need like coffee stirrers.
We are very excited to add this event to our growing list!
Our event date:
December 6th-8th, 2016
Our Mailing Address:
Office of Student Development
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205
Hello! Fair Trade at Cornell will host a Fair Trade Coffee Break during exam week. We will set up a table in one of the popular libraries, in order to use the opportunity that many students will be coming in and out, needing lots of energy. We will provide coffee, chocolate, tea and any other snacks we get in the kit! We will also hold a raffle for a bracelet! We will hand out brochures and let people know about our campaign.
Could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, due to personal security when it comes to releasing my address?
TBD (depends on university policies)
The Marist College Campaign in Poughkeepsie, NY would love to do a Fair Trade Your Finals program! We will most likely collaborate with Counseling Services and set up a table next to their Dog therapy table. At our table we will have our committee members who will offer chocolate, coffee, tea and other things we receive in our kit! We will have a poster board with information on Fair Trade to educate the students of Marist at the same time! Thank you so much!
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
James Madison University Dining Services would to participate in Fair Trade Finals. We’ll plan to table at one of our Java City locations on campus to promote Fair Trade coffee/ products and why student should care about it. At the table will be great signage, trivia wheel, and prizes for students to take home. We look forward to it!
951 Madison Dr.
Wilson Hall, 4th Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Monday December 12th, 2016
Norte Dame de Namur University would love to participate in both the Fair trade event on Thursday November 10th, 2016 and for Fair Trade Finals!
We are planning to table out in the quad from 10-2pm. The Fair Trade fair will be paired with “Survivor-made” Art Therapy event. Thank you!
James D. McGarry
Sr. Dorothy Stang Center
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
At Eastern Nazarene College, we are working with the Office of Community Life to host Interactive Elf, which is a viewing of the film Elf and activities from the movie (eating spaghetti with maple syrup, races, singing Christmas carols, etc.). We are providing fair trade tea, coffee, and hot cocoa, along with some baked goods made with fair trade ingredients. We will be handing out information about Fair Trade, and weaving a short blurb about the importance of fair trade into the games.
Eastern Nazarene College
23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170
The Fair Trade Club at Loyola will be greeting, educating, and selling fair trade refreshments at all productions of the school play. Watch for our upcoming announcements of our presence at the fall semester music concerts!
Loyola Fair Trade Club, c/o Bridget Prehn
Loyola Catholic Schoool
145 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
The Social Justice Ambassadors at Assumption make sure that food at our events is Fair Trade. We also host an annual bingo night where all snacks are Fair Trade. This year, the bingo places on the cards will be Fair Trade facts! Another group on campus also partnered with Dean’s Beans to create our own Assumption coffee blend! We also have info booths leading up to our events. We ask students to answer multiple choice questions to get a piece of Fair Trade Equal Exchange chocolate!
Attn: Reach Out Center
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
UNC Asheville will be holding its Fair Trade Finals event in conjunction with Campus Recreation’s event to de-stress and relax during final exams. As Campus Rec is facilitating massages and crafts, the UNCA Fair Trade Campaign will be setting up a “tea table” to talk about fair trade products, health benefits, and our campaign. Of course, we will also be handing out chocolate. Other items in the package will be raffled off to students who stop by our tea table. We are excited!
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
At Rollins College here in Florida, we will be collaborating with Student Affairs once again to Fair Trade your Finals on what we call our Reading Day. Reading Day is the day in the middle of the 4 days of final exams……gives the students a breather of a day and an extra day to study. We’ll setup fair trade coffee, decaf, tea, chocolates and baked items, along with fair trade friendship bracelets. Give the students a fun break away from the books!
Ann Francis – Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave – campus box 2753
Winter Park, FL 32789
[exams start on Mon Dec 5th, reading day on the 7th, exams end on the 9th]
I will be tabling at the foot of the library staircase (highest traffic area) and will be distributing the items that come in the kit. I will also be applying for a contingency budget with our SUFAC so I can purchase mini chocolates to distribute as well. While tabling, I will also be gathering petitions from students who support Fair Trade on campus. Last year I sat on the RFP committee that selected our new dining vendor, who happens to emphasize Fair Trade, so I will email them to find a way to partner for the event.
Event will be the week of December 12th.
Campus Box 3334
3294 N Circle Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311
At CSU Channel Islands, I will be collaborating with the Green Generation Club (sustainable club on campus) and table outside of the library close to finals week. I will be collecting data regarding Fair Trade and our campus.
Event date: TBD
913 Paseo Camarillo
Camarillo, CA 93010
University of San Diego will create a “fair trade” table in the campus library during finals week with resources and chocolate for passerbys.
University of San Diego
ATTN: Deanna Wolf
5998 Alcala Parkway
San Diego, CA 92109
At University of Massachusetts Boston, I am planning on setting up a tabling event the week before finals to help fellow students to keep their spirits up and help them keep on studying by providing either Fair Trade coffee and/or Cocoa and chocolate to supplement a buzz and support to a strong finish for the semester. Would love some help on making this successful.
Event day: TBD
218 Dover street
Brockton, MA 02301
Hello! The Middlebury Institute of International Studies, as one of the newest participants in the FT campus campaign, would LOVE to represent Fair Trade with the FT Finals pack at our December holiday bazaar right before finals. We are going to host a purely Fair Trade table and would love to have items like coffee or chocolate that will provide a much needed boost to our graduate students over finals season. It’s a perfect opportunity to remind them of who is making the products that get them through the semester as well as give them great gift ideas for the holidays to promote fair trade education and sales throughout the season!
Event Day: Dec. 2
ATTN: CSIL/Jerry Hildebrand
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
460 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940
Here at Bentley University, we will be hosting a Fair Trade Your Finals at our Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center! We work with 120+ student leaders on campus who manage our programs in service-learning. We’ll have coffee, tea, and chocolate for them on reading day (the day before finals) and encourage them to come by the office, relax, and engage in thoughtful dialogue!
175 Forest Street, MOR 101
ATTN: Bria Milbery
Waltham, MA 02452
At California State University of Los Angeles, we plan on setting up a tabling event with Fair Trade chocolate, tea, coffee, among other goodies, to raise spirits while promoting the Fair Trade campaign and informing students of the organization’s purpose and ideals.
At California Lutheran University, we would love to have a Fair Trade event during finals week. We plan on setting up a table and giving our Fair trade coffee, goods, and speaking about what Fair trade is and how students on campus can get involved.
California Lutheran University
101 Memorial Parkway #1014
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Colorado State University Fair Trade Club would love to set up a table in the LSC (student center) during finals week. We will set up in a high traffic area and give out fair trade coffee and chocolate which also informing people about fair trade in general and what we do as a club. Many students study in the LSC during finals week so we will encouraged them to come unwind with some fair trade products and learn about the benefits of fair trade.
521 W. Lake St.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
The Berkeley High School Fair Trade Club is planning on hosting a tabling event in the few days before finals to give people a nice distraction and introduction to fair trade activism! We want to have a couple quiz games and info flyers to engage and inform students and faculty. Our finals take place the third week of January: 1/25, 1/26, and 1/27. We’re so thankful to have products support from Campaigns!
826 Mendocino Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707