Months ago, with the holidays on the horizon, a team of us here at Global Exchange had a brainstorming session focused on our gift memberships.

Our goal: figure out a way to offer new Global Exchange members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits, in exchange for their support.

The recession kept coming up in conversation. We figured most people would have limited funds to spend on gifts this year, so why not offer supporters who give Global Exchange gift memberships this holiday season some cool freebies to go along with the membership. More bang for your buck, so to speak.

We came up with six different Membership Gift Packages, so folks could choose the theme that interests their gift recipient the most. Each one would cost the standard Global Exchange membership rate ($35) but in addition to the usual perks (including discounts to our Fair Trade stores and quarterly newsletters), we’d also include both Fair Trade chocolate AND coffee, PLUS a whole other gift (depending on which gift package they choose.)

One of the packages is called the Climate Justice Membership Gift Package.

What it comes with: In addition to the Fair Trade chocolate, coffee, and gift membership certificate, you get a copy of Does Nature Have Rights?, a printed report produced by the Council of Canadians, Fundacion Pachamama, and Global Exchange.
Your gift provides its recipient the opportunity to join and support the people’s movement to achieve real and fair climate solutions — solutions that ensure the burden of addressing climate change is not placed on the world’s poorest communities.

If you’re as excited as we are about this gift, then go online to order yours soon. As one might suspect, it’s a ‘while supplies last’ type of situation.

Remember, in addition to the Climate Justice Membership Package, there are 5 other packages to choose from!

Happy choosing and happy holidays, from all of us here at Global Exchange!