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

Digital Detox 2023/8 – ChatGPT: Will the Computer Replace the Teacher, Redux

January 27, 2023 by Dr. Hector Vila, Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, many people have been discussing the potential benefits and drawbacks of using this ty...

Digital Detox 2023/7 – “The future is not yet written. We are writing it now.”

January 25, 2023 by Dr. Jeni Henrickson, Instructional Designer, DLINQ The title of this post is drawn from the article Ten Ways to Confront the Climate Crisis without Losing Hope by Rebecca Solnit. As I was doing res...

Digital Detox 2023/6 – Exploring collaborative futures with AI

January 20, 2023 It doesn’t take long to search and pull up a few recent news stories that reflect the mix of feelings I’m bringing to this year’s digital detox on alternate futures: Exclusive: Surveillance Foot...

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