The Campaign for Fair Trade at Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University was founded on a mission of social justice. At Roosevelt we students, faculty, and staff alike work to live up to our social justice mission, and becoming a fair trade university is precisely that–socially just. Those participating in student organization, RU Green, are working to make the University Fair trade as part of their social justice mission, and efforts to enhance sustainability on campus.

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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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Fair Trade Products

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Yessenia Balcazar