Fair Trade at UA
The main goal of this campaign is to get Fair Trade coffee on our campus. You might find yourself asking, What is Fair Trade coffee? For companies who produce Fair Trade coffee, they promise to provide their farmers with money to support themselves, with enough left over to improve their communities. By supporting Fair Trade coffee you are also supporting empowerment and self-sufficiency for small farmers, cultural heritage in communities, women’s participation, and environmental sustainability.
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.