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:
“The conference was a great way for me to get out there and educate & share [our products] with so many women who already knew the cosmetic industry needs to provide safer products... I wasn't sure what to expect but was very happy with the foot traffic...Our booth was jamming!"
- Dawn, BeautyCounter
“Thank you and the whole Marion Institute team so much for all of your amazing efforts organizing an OUTSTANDING and powerful 10th Annual Connecting for Change! [We were] reinvigorated by the energy at the conference and made a number of phenomenal connections while tabling on Friday and Saturday!"
- Ben, Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
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:
BCC Workforce and Community Education Center
We will be featuring our Master Gardener Program with an 8 week Fall program and 25 advanced class offerings through next year.
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.
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.
ecoRI News / ecoMass News
ecoRI News and ecoMass News are the journalistic arms of ecoRI Inc. and are dedicated to the advancement of environmental and social justice issues that impact Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They are devoted to protecting the neighboring states' ecosystems, natural resources and public health through independent journalism.
Great Cape Baking Co.
Handcut cider donuts, gourmet and artesian breads, tea cakes.
Westport - local raw honey!
Life's Epiphany is a regenerative design company. Regenerating the health of individuals as well as the health of our soils in order to increase the sustainability of our communities small and large. Our mission is to unlock the health of the mind-body-spirit and environment through education, awareness, and action.
Norwex Independent Sales Consultant
Eliminate harmful chemicals in your home!
Improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes
Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, her office is an advocate and resource for the Commonwealth and its residents in many areas, including protecting consumers, combating fraud and corruption, protecting civil rights, and promoting meaningful economic recovery.
The Attorney General's Office offers a free, voluntary mediation service that tries to help resolve matters between consumers and merchants outside of court. The Attorney General's Office cannot require a merchant to participate in its voluntary mediation program. However, many businesses do choose to participate and as a result, our office is able to help many individuals resolve consumer problems.
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.
Glass- Fused work and torch work
Recycled bottles slumped and made into dishes and plates.
Marbles, pendants, mushrooms...
SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in southeastern Massachusetts through research and education.
SEMAP believes that local agriculture is essential to the health and vitality of our community and our economy. Sustaining farmers and farm businesses, and expanding access to local food are at the core of our mission. We provide technical assistance to farmers, educate the community on the importance of local agriculture, work to increase the functionality of our region’s food system, and connect all people to local food.
The Humane Society of the United States
We're working on a ballot measure to prevent cruelty to farm animals and improve food safety.
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. We offer affordable green energy, including electricity, natural gas, and solar. Power with Purpose!
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.