Consumerism vs Promoting a Good Cause


In response to requests from supporters, we now have CORENA promo items available to help spread the word about CORENA solar projects. In the past we’ve avoided the consumerism of having ‘merchandise’, but we feel a few promo items can be a good promotion investment if used wisely. For example, supporters can give visibility to CORENA by wearing a t-shirt to climate rallies and events, or wear a CORENA badge on their lapel, hat, or bag. A CORENA mug on a desk or a magnet on a work fridge can be a useful conversation starter amongst colleagues.

See for low-cost and no-cost ways of spreading the word. CORENA mails out badges, stickers, and/or magnets on request. The cost of the initial stock of these items was kindly covered by a few generous members, but in order to cover postage and enable us to replace stocks when we run out, CORENA asks for a small admin donation to cover costs.

CORENA does not have the resources for bulk purchase and distribution of more expensive items, so we’ve devised a no-fuss way for supporters to order t-shirts or mugs themselves directly from Vistaprint (or their preferred online printing service). The t-shirt/mug image, and instructions for ordering, are at CORENA has no involvement in those transactions other than supplying the image for upload when ordering items, but is happy to respond to questions via email or Facebook chat message to help talk through the process if required.