University of California, Berkeley

Welcome to the UC Berkeley campaign page to be a Fair Trade University! UC Berkeley was established in 1868, when the private Collge of California and public Agriculture, Mining and Mechanical Arts College merged. Student organizing is sewn in to the social fabric of UC Berkeley, well known for the student-led Free Speech Movement and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. With roots in agriculture and students and faculty from around the world, the UC Berkeley campaign should come as no surprise. The purpose of this campaign is to ensure the sourcing of fair trade products, so that workers in factories and farms around the world receive living wages, enabling proper education of their children, and thus shining the light on the way U.S. Free Trade displaces the true cost of goods onto individuals and families in these countries.

(Creative Commons photo by John Morgan via Flickr)

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Campaign Progress

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.

Completed April 14th, 2018

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.


Fair Trade Products

Think Cafe Chou Hall
True Blue Burgers MLK Jr Student Union
Pressed Central campus across from memorial glade
Yali’s in Qualcomm Sutardja Dai Hall Ground Floor near engingeering buildings and Blum Center for Developing Economies
Free Speech Movement Cafe Central Campus in Moffitt Library
Yali’s at Stanley Hall Stanley Hall, East Side of Campus
Micro Yali’s VLSB
Terrace Cafe
Pro Shop Recreational Sports Facility
Brown’s California Cafe Adjacent to foothill Dining Hall
RSF Coffee Cart Recreation Sports Facility
The Den 2415 Bowditch St
Student Store Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Bear Market Bear Market
Foothill East side of Campus near Hearst
Cub Market Unit 3
Clark Kerr Dining Hall Clark Kerr Campus
Cafe 3 Dining Hall 2400 Durant Ave
Common Grounds Dwinelle Hall, Level F
Golden Bear Cafe Cesar Chavez Student Center
Crossroads 2415 Bowditch Street


February 8, 2017 Download


Margaux Payton