Fair Trade Siena College
November of 2010 Siena College became the third college/university in the United States and first Catholic college/university to be awarded Fair Trade status.
Fair Trade Certification means Siena College:
Supports fair pay and working conditions for marginalized farmers and producers.
Encourages environmental sustainability.
Upholds children’s rights to security, education and play.
Believes what you buy matters.
Thinks Fair Trade earnings can be reinvested into communities to improve housing, healthcare and schools.
Siena College serves Fair Trade products like coffees, teas, sugar and chocolates in our dining establishments, at our catered functions and in department offices whenever feasible and within the confines of food service contracts. We also offer Fair Trade certified food products and handicrafts at college stores and identify and acknowledge Fair Trade certified products across our campus.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach Out to Campus Outlets
Work with your food service provider to increase the availability of Fair Trade products on campus.
Enroll Offices and Catering
Work with campus offices and catering to source Fair Trade products.
Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through events, curriculum, news coverage, and more.
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.