UCC Norwell Fair Trade Initiative

We are a Christ-centered inclusive community called to ministry. We purchase Fair Trade coffees, teas , chocolates, etc from Equal Exchange, a local Fair Trade roaster, and serve it every Sunday at coffee hour. We also have Fair Trade sales one Sunday after church during fellowship hour every month. Here we sell a variety of Equal Exchange products and occasionally craft items from Uganda, El Salvador and Haiti. The Fair Trade Initiative hosted its third Fair Trade Alternative Market on November 2, 2019. This market brings together Fair Trade vendors and local small farmers and artisans to provide fair trade purchasing power to the South Shore area of Massachusetts. We are very excited to provide this opportunity of growth in the Fair Trade movement . We also work hand in hand to support our South Shore Interfaith Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

Completed January 21st, 2020

Source Fair Trade Products

Replace goods purchased by the congregation with Fair Trade products.

Completed January 17th, 2020

Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

Educate members of the congregation about how Fair Trade empowers them to live out their religious tradition.

Completed January 12th, 2020

Upcoming Events

February 02

Fair Trade sales will be after church during fellowship hour with a highlight on Fair Trade Chocolate and helping to eradicate child slave labor in the chocolate industry. Handouts on chocolate will be available as well as the Chocolate Scorecard.

Fair Trade Products

Resources

Equal Exchange Action Forum 2019

June 20, 2019 Best Practices & Tips, Best Practices and Case Studies, Educational Activities & Curricula, Events & Outreach, National Event Resources, Outreach, Event & Tabling Materials

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