Attending the Connecting for Change Conference is a one of a kind experience. Everyone who attends takes something different from the experience, but something that everyone gains from the experience is the feeling that they are a part of a collective whole working to create positive change in the world.
Attracting over 5,000 people of all backgrounds, creed and class over a 2-day period, we strive to provide an eclectic mix of vendors – from solar panel providers to artists who use recycled materials – there is truly something for everyone at Connecting for Change. Our state-of-the-art exhibitor tents are not only open to conference attendees but to the general public as well, nestled strategically in the heart of New Bedford’s historic downtown district.
Here’s what a few of last year’s exhibitors shared about their experiences at CFC:
“We had a great time… and connected with a lot of interesting people and organizations doing great and inspirational things. We’ll definitely be back next year.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed Connecting for Change! What an amazing, world-class gathering. You all do revolutionary work.”
Early Bird pricing ends August 31st, 2014!
If you will be selling prepared food, you must have a permit from the City of New Bedford. If you are selling whole fruits or vegetables, you do not need to fill out the form, but if you cut any of the produce and distribute for samples, you must have a permit. Click here for the permit application.
For more information on exhibiting at this year's Connecting for Change, please contact:
ADC Jewelry Designs
I design and handcraft exquisite semi-precious gemstone jewelry for a cause - 100% of the net proceeds are donated to 3 schools in India where we provide free food, clothing, education and healthcare to impoverished and desolate slum and village children. The jewelry designs are unique, styles vary from slender/elegant to chunky/statement pieces and reflect quality craftsmanship.Our motto : Adorn Yourself While Helping A Child In Need!!!
All Hands Volunteers
All Hands Volunteers is a non-profit disaster response and recovery organizations. We have a nine year/45 project track record of helping communities around the world who are suffering in the wake of natural disasters. We harness the energy and commitment of dedicated volunteers to have the maximum impact with minimum bureaucracy.
Beautycounter is a skin care line dedicated to providing women & their families with safe and effective products. Our ingredient selection process is the strictest in the industry resulting in a "never list" of over 1500 chemicals that are not allowed in our products. Beautiful products, made safe. Welcome to Beautycounter.
Soil quality is directly related to the the quality of life on our planet. Worm composting is one way of enhancing soil quality by adding to its microbial community. Worm compost adds nutrients and supports water retention and plant immunity function. We make worm bins for school and home use, and present worm composting workshops.
Boston University Superfund Research Program
The Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP) is an NIEHS funded interdisciplinary program that conducts and communicates research on the impacts of improperly managed hazardous wastes. Specifically, we study the effects of exposures to substances commonly encountered in hazardous waste disposal on reproduction and development in humans and wildlife. BU SRP is partnering with Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) to bring an "Environmental Health Clinic" to Connecting for Change 2014. Based in Roxbury, MA, ACE builds the power of communities of color and low-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice.
Bristol County Bee Club
Educating the public on pollinators and how we can help them survive in our present environment. We will also have native honey for sale and educational hand outs. We are a non profit organization.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of “The World’s Best Cheddar,” Cabot is owned by the 1200 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York. For more information on Cabot, visit: http://www.cabotcheese.coop.
Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources
Buttons, Stickers, banners, note cards, postcards, posters, organic cotton t-shirts, handmade peace wreaths, LuminAid™ solar recharageable floating utility light
EarthFrendz is a brand that serves a cause. At EarthFrendz, we use fashion as an economic tool for poverty alleviation and jobs creation. All our products are handcrafted using surplus textile remnants in the impoverished areas of Mumbai and New Delhi, India as there are many communities that still earn their living working with needle and thread. EarthFrendz is about improving life's and bettering the planet.
Heart Mind Integration Healing (HMI Healing)
Imagine how great it would feel, to catch yourself in the moment of a big trigger, breathe and respond from your higher self consciousness. There’d be no shame or guilt, no apologizing for the things you said or did that hurt your loved one; instead there would be connection. HMI perspectives of the sub-conscious help you understand how it keeps you in an inner loop of non-manifestation and conflict. Heart Mind Integration Healing provides a map of the subconscious, and a method to identify and heal parts of yourself that limit your success.
Savory herb and pepper jellies, whole leaf dried herbs and peppers, seasonings and salt blends. Gift packages. Vanilla extract kits. Dried crafted and birdhouse gourds. Garden-inspired ornaments. Shortbread cookies.
Lou's Upcycles offers a full line of accessories created from fused post-consumer, un-recyclable plastic bags, wrappers, and packaging. Keep plastics out of the waste stream and look great doing it!
NOFA / Mass Northeast Organic Farmers Association
Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet.
Phoenix Composting Toilets
Phoenix Composting Toilets provide approved, safe, and effective aerobic stabilization of human waste for residences, public facilities, parks, schools, remote sites, and environmentally sensitive areas. Advanced Composting Systems, manufacturer of the Phoenix, is a dedicated green business that practices thoughtful energy and resource conservation strategies, and is soon to be a 100 percent off-the-grid manufacturing plant.
"Secrets of a Metaphysical Flight Attendant" is a spiritual memoir. The soft cover book sells for $17.99.
Recruitment, Training & Support Center for Special Ed. Surrogate Parents
The RTSC for Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs) recruits and trains volunteers interested in becoming important educational decision makers for students in state custody whose parents are unknown or unavailable. SESPs have the legal authority of a parent as they advocate for their appointed student's right to a free and appropriate education.
SIT Study Abroad
SIT Study Abroad A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT provides more than 60 semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Employing an educational approach developed over 80 years, SIT encourages students to step beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom to analyze the critical issues shaping local communities around the globe. Programs foster experiential learning, intensive cultural immersion, substantial community engagement, and an emphasis on field-based research.
Our mission is to make the world a cleaner place by offering our clients an eco-friendly way to get their laundry done. Wild harvested Soapberries are a chemical free, a paraben free, and a fragrance free way to clean laundry. If this piques your curiosity, stop by our table for more information.
Syracuse Cultural Workers
We are a national publisher and distributer of posters, calendars, cards, T-shirts, books, buttons and stickers that further the vision of justice, liberation, equality and multiculturalism. We print on 100% pcw paper and sell organic T-shirts.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social and cultural development.
Viridian is a socially responsible energy company providing cleaner energy choices at competitive prices. Viridian was founded with the vision to empower our Customers and Associates to make a measurable difference in the environment and their personal lives simply by switching energy providers.
At VisionWorks we are passionate about what we offer. As a values and vision-driven company, we work to make this world a more diverse and humorous place, to add to the meaning and richness of this life. The items we offer are carefully selected, and frequently changing. These are more than just more material products to us. We offer easy access to images of a changing world, and hope we can be your best source.
Wellness Paths offers education in and the experience of healthy, holistic alternatives which can complement conventional health care. Created by Amanda Murphy, a Registered Nurse, Wellness Paths promotes health by offering creative and effective stress management and wellness coaching, workshops, and retreats where participants are inspired to choose healthier lifestyles.