Fair Trade at MIIS

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is excited to begin its journey to become the first fair trade graduate institution in the nation!

We are proud to be a part of the Fair Trade Campaign that will allow our campus to reflect our values of social justice, sustainability, and now: fair trade!

MIIS is a graduate institution in Monterey, California. We prepare students from all over the globe to make an impact in their world through immersive learning experiences, training students with professional skills and real world based classes and practica.

Learn more about MIIS, our graduate programs and our impact here: http://www.miis.edu/

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

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

Completed November 10th, 2016

Reach Out to Campus Outlets

Work with your food service provider to increase the availability of Fair Trade products on campus.

Completed March 7th, 2017

Enroll Offices and Catering

Work with campus offices and catering to source Fair Trade products.

Completed December 4th, 2016

Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through events, curriculum, news coverage, and more.

Completed November 10th, 2016

Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

Draw up a resolution that reflects the college’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.

Completed April 6th, 2017

From Our Blog

DD 5.6: Environmental Impacts of Data Centers

January 21, 2022 by Dr. Sarah Payne, DLINQ Instructional Designer Like many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to rely on the internet more than usual. Particularly during the early months of 2020, my work, e...

DD 5.5: Putting Envirotech into Practice

January 19, 2022 It’s easy to use the web without thinking about it much. Modern processors, increasingly accessible broadband, faster cellular options, and better batteries all work together to make consuming vast ...

DD 5.4: Exploring a Right to Repair

January 14, 2022 by Bob Cole, DLINQ Director of Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships “Can breakdown, maintenance, and repair confer special epistemic advantages in our thinking about technology? Can the fixer kn...

Fair Trade Products

Events and Outreach Office
AquaTerra catering services for campus
CSIL Office
Samson Cafe Samson Center


Our team

May 1, 2017 Download

International Bazaar at MIIS

April 11, 2017 Download


Ben Playfair