How has your campaign planned for the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year?
The fall semester is right around the corner. What have your campaigns planned or are planning in order to hit the ground running with educating and campaigning about fair trade?
What resources do you need for this spring?
As the spring semester is getting under way, many of your campaigns will be coming up with different events to host. What sort of resources do you think you’ll need to help with your events?
Connecting Fair Trade With Seasonal Holiday Shopping
Winter holidays present the perfect opportunity to promote thoughtful gift-giving. How is your organization/institution spreading the word about the benefits of Fair Trade shopping this holiday season? Please let us know what worked well/received positive response, as well as what wasn’t as successful so the larger Fair Trade community can benefit from your experience!
What contributed to the success of your 2016 Fair Trade Month event(s)?
Take a moment to reflect upon what you think helped make this year’s Fair Trade Month activities in your school, university, town, or congregation a success. Briefly describe your event/activities and share what worked and why.
For bonus points (:-D), tell us what you might do differently next time and why.
What kind of events does your campus hold for Fair Trade?
How does your campus celebrate and promote fair trade? What have you done in the past that worked really well? How did you get students and staff to take time out of their schedules to participate? How do you recruit new members and share the fair trade mission? We’d love to hear them all, and even brainstorm some new ones! Join the conversation in the comments below!
Check out the new Women’s Empowerment infographic ?
Have you seen the new Women’s Empowerment infographic done by Fair Trade Certified yet? If not, make sure you check it out here: http://www.befair.org/
Did you know that women produce 50% of the world’s food, but only own 2% of the land? The graphic illustrates what women farmers typically have to endure, and how fair trade helps empower them and leads to a thriving community.
This is a great graphic to share in a newsletter, email, Facebook, or even to print out! Tell us how you’re using it to educate about women’s roles in farming and fair trade!
How to reach out to different school departments about expanding Fair Trade education?
Does anyone have any first hand experience about talking with different university departments requesting them to use more fair trade products or expand their education into fair trade?
Ethical/Sustainable Office Supplies?
In an inquiry to OfficeMax regarding FT supplies for a congregation, we received this .pdf:
Their wording is very vague and their (mediocre) standards are not certified by a third party investigator.
Does anyone have suggestions or experience in purchasing FT or ethically/sustainably sourced office supplies?
What have been some successful fair trade events?
Our team is trying to brainstorm ideas for an interactive and educational event to engage our campus in the cause of fair trade. Has anyone held any successful events lately that were fun, interactive, and educational?