Innovative, International, Individualized. These are the traits Lynn University wants to be associated with, traits that are ingrained in the campus’ DNA. Innovation: We can not be innovative if we are behind on the trend, with the demand for Fair Trade products on the rise it’s clear consumers are becoming focused on the impact their purchases make on the world. Though we are a small university we recognize our buying power is immense, using our wallets as a way to ensure Lynn University puts ‘our money where our mouth’ by purchasing products that are ethically sourced. International: Valuing the sharing of culture Lynn University prides itself on having such a large international student body, how can we value that diversity if our purchases do not leave a positive impact on the world? Individualized: Fair Trade encompasses so much more than wages and work environment. Fair Trade is a vessel for change, an opportunity for consumers to support the causes that matter to them, we understand that fair trade means different things to everyone. Here on campus we are committed to social justice, so it only makes sense to further our commitment to social justice through becoming a Fair Trade University.
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.