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Sustainable Spring 2015
 
Sustainable Spring 2015
Sustainable Spring is an opportunity for us to make tangible connections between the global issues in coffee-producing communities that we spend so much of our time thinking about and the communities where our employees, our families, and our customers live.

This year, we celebrate sustainable spring during the month of May with a series of sustainability-themed events in each of our regional training centers.

 

 

Each Open House will showcase the work of individuals and organizations doing inspiring work in the communities around our training centers.

We hope you that will join us in learning about and reflecting upon sustainability, as well as sharing your journey with us.

 

Sustainable Spring Open House Events


Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Asheville


Atlanta


Bay Area

  • Fair Trade USA: Richard Sandlin, Business Development & Account Manager

Boston


Chicago


Durham, NC

  • Monuts: Lindsay Moriarty, chef/co-owner

New York


Philadelphia


Washington, DC

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