Fair Trade News from the Northeast

Northeast Regional Bulletin
April 2018
Hey There Advocate! 
Thanks for all your hard work through the beginning of this year. Now that we have wrapped up our amazing and SOLD OUT National Conference, let’s focus on the upcoming month, and most importantly, World Fair Trade Day!
 
Thank you all for your continued work, 
Morgan
World Fair Trade Day – May 12th

On May 12th, communities around the world will be teaming up to celebrate the benefits Fair Trade brings to producers and their families.
As a member of our Northeast Team, we invite you to join us in recognizing this important day!
See below for some tips on how to participate, and visit the World Fair Trade Organization’s website to learn more.
1. Buy Fair Trade: On May 12th, be sure to purchase your favorite Fair Trade treat. Better yet, commit yourself to a Fair Trade week!
2. Attend a World Fair Trade Day Celebration: Research upcoming events in your area to strengthen the Northeast Fair Trade network and check out the Fair Trade Campaigns event page to look for celebrations happening near you.
3. Host your own event: Screen a Fair Trade documentary, hold a meet-up featuring Fair Trade coffee and treats, or partner with another local campaign to holding a tabling event. Find more event ideas in our event guide and see what other groups did to celebrate in 2017.
We’re Hiring!
Looking for a way to get involved with our Northeast Team?
Apply to be a Fair Trade Campaigns Fellow with the upcoming 2018-2019 cohort!
For more information on this paid, remote position, Click Here.
Fair Trade Your Graduation
Celebrate your graduation by giving back
Follow these tips on how to Fair Trade Your Graduation!
  1. Ask that your family members shop Fair Trade for gifts!
  2. Include Fair Trade products in your graduation celebrations – serve Fair Trade coffee and tea, or bake your own Fair Trade goods using Fair Trade sugar and cocoa.
  3. If your school allows you to order your own graduation robes, choose a brand that offers Fair Trade options.
  4. Looking for more ideas? Wondering how to stay an active Fair Trade advocate after graduation? See our Fair Trade Campaigns Post-Graduation Advocacy Guide here.
BRAND SPOTLIGHT
Sun Coffee Roasters | Plainville, CT

In addition to being Fair Trade Certified, Sun Coffee Roasters places an immense focus on environmental sustainability, as well as promoting sustainability and fair labor educational programs, both for producer families and consumers alike.
With a focus on collegiate markets, Sun Roaster Coffee not only provides delicious, high quality coffee to college students, but they also provide educational opportunities through curriculum, guest lectures, and scholarships. They also grow the awareness of Fair Trade through their ambassador programs, internships, origin trips and campus events.
Want to learn more? Visit suncoffeeroasters.com for more information on their Fair Trade practices, scholarships, ambassador programs, internships, and campus programs.

 

Stay Tuned For More!
Keep an eye on your inbox or on the Fair Trade Campaigns blog for more information on exciting new opportunities!
Also, don’t forget to check out events happening near you on the Fair Trade Campaigns Events page.
Need help getting past a campaign obstacle?  Good news, there’s a resource for that! Check out more than 70 resources offered on the Fair Trade Campaigns Resources page.
Morgan Parr and the Northeast Leadership Team
Email: morgan@fairtradecampaigns.org | Phone: (207) 751-4182