Thursday, February 18, 2010

fair trade throwdown

On March 6, my alma mater, The Ohio State University (BA'03, MCRP'05) Society of Business and Engineering will be hosting the first ever

Fair Trade Throwdown

A competition focused on fair trade coffee, packaging, sustainability, marketing, and strategic business practices. Students will have the opportunity to hear from experts in these fields, gain insight on fair trade certification, design and build a packaging prototype, and present a pitch to sell fair trade coffee at Ohio State.


Halle Butvin, One Mango Tree, Uganda
Connie De-Jong, Global Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Carol Gill, Department of Industrial Design, Ohio State University
Amanda McGuffin-Noll, The Blue Turtle Tea and Spice Co., Westerville, Ohio
Benjamin D. VanBuskirk, International Development Collaborative, Hilliard, Ohio

Saturday, March 6th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scott Lab Room E100

Free lunch, snacks, fair trade coffee and tea, and PRIZES!
Open to all paying members, non-members $5


1 comment:

Pamela said...

My daughter, Stephanie Watsek, was involved in helping organize the "fair trade throwdown". She spoke so highly of One Mango Tree and your support of their program. I ordered several bags from your website and plan on placing many more orders in the future. The difference you're making in the lives of these women in Uganda is inspiring!! Thank you for all that you're doing in Uganda and here in Ohio. Pam Watsek


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