The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is excited to inform you of its fundraising partnership with Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters! Conscious Cup is an award-winning, family-owned micro-roaster that specializes in socially and environmentally sustainable coffees. They’ve put together some really wonderful Fair Trade Certified coffees, Teas, and Chocolates for us to sell as a fundraiser. Environmental Defenders’ blends were picked through two “coffee cupping” gatherings by a small group of Environmental Defenders’ members!


Your participation in helping to spread the word will give us an excellent opportunity to not only raise funds, but raise awareness, even beyond the borders of our county…our fundraiser can reach your family and friends all over the country with your help.

Participation is easy! Here are the highlights of our campaign:

  • The Environmental Defenders team has selected two unique blends Fair Trade Blends, a dark and light roast, to offer family, friends, and colleagues. Cost is $16 (12oz). and we keep $5 per bag sold. There are 3 other single origin coffee options, too. In addition, we’ll be offering a variety of teas and chocolates from a craft bean-to-bar chocolatier.
  • The campaign will run for 4 weeks starting November 1st.
  • The email below can be sent to people you know anywhere in the US. Their purchases will be mailed directly to them. If they purchase 2 bags of coffee or $40 worth of product, shipping is free.

We are so appreciative of your dedication to our mission and we are counting on you to participate and commit to selling!  Please send this email to everyone you know! It’s easy and who doesn’t like coffee, tea or chocolate?! Please feel free to CUT AND PASTE the below letter into an email or on Facebook…and don’t forget to order some for yourself, of course. Coffee makes a great gift, too!

“Hello Family and Friends,

I am so excited to be participating in a Fundraising campaign with The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. We are partnering with Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters to sell coffees, teas and chocolates. Conscious Cup provides only the highest grade, socially and environmentally sustainable coffees and chocolates from around the world. A portion of all sales will go to supporting the Environmental Defenders’ cause.

Let me share the Environmental Defender’s Mission Statement:


In order to protect all living things, the Environmental Defenders is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment in McHenry County.  As a grass roots organization, we are committed to building sound ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life.

Participation is easy! There is an internet fundraising landing page which can be found at WWW.MCDEF.ORG or directly at:  On Conscious Cup’s website at – look for Fundraiser: active Fundraisers: Environmental Defenders or directly at consciouscup/

The Environmental Defenders’ team has selected 2 unique blends, a dark and light roast, and 3 single origin coffees to offer family, friends and colleagues. There are also teas and chocolates to choose. Cost for coffee is $16 for 12oz. And the Environmental Defenders keeps $5 per bag. Your purchases will be mailed directly to you. And, if you purchase 2 bags or $40 worth of product, shipping is free!


Your name goes here…”

Thank you and happy selling (and buying!)

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