Fair Trade Eastern Michigan University

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Fair Trade EMU is a group of students working to gain Eastern Michigan University the designation of Fair Trade, becoming the first University in Michigan to do so!

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Campaign Progress


Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

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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.

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Source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings

Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products in offices, at events and through catering.

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Screening of Dukale’s Dream

March 29

Join Fair Trade EMU in the King Hall lounge as we present Dukale’s Dream: a documentary which follows Hugh Jackman and his wife travel to Ethiopia, where they meet a young coffee farmer named Dukale, who inspires them to support the fair trade movement. Come hang out and learn about Fair Trade in fun and […]

Talking Fair Trade

April 18

Join us in a special addition to Prof. Stahler-Sholk’s “Poverty, Human Rights and Health” class as we discuss the importance of Fair Trade and how students can get involved to make EMU a Fair Trade University. The talk along with a short video will be hosted by Evan N, Director of Fair Trade EMU, and […]

Fair Trade Finals

April 20

Finish of the semester strong with Fair Trade EMU. Join us as we offer free Fair Trade study snacks to power through your midnight study session! Look for us in the lobby of the Student Center on 4/20 and get “baked” on Fair Trade! More details coming soon


Evan Norton