College of St. Benedict
The Benedictine values are the core beliefs behind St. Ben’s. They are the principles that the institution was founded on. According to the website of St Ben’s, “These values give us a set of practices for a life modeled on Jesus. They provide insight and support to alumni in building strong and caring family, civic and church communities, wherever life takes them.” These values are what lead members of the St. Ben’s community to live impactful and insightful lives. We love how Fair Trade can easily coincide with these values, and that is why we want to bring it to our campus.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Campus Outlets
Work with vendors and food service providers to offer at least two Fair Trade products (e.g. coffee, tea, sugar, gifts) in each outlet on campus.
Source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings
Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products in offices, at events and through catering.
Commit to Fair Trade Education
Sponsor Fair Trade educational events and activities on campus and work with faculty to bring Fair Trade into the classroom.
Pass Fair Trade Resolution
Draw up a resolution that reflects the college/university’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.