St. Thomas Aquinas College New Hope Movement
Our fair trade story began with a single word: hope. Specifically, a new hope. Inspired by Fordham University’s Spes Nova Initiative, the professors at St. Thomas Aquinas College recruited students interested in making an impact and improving their global community through the practice of Fair Trade. Our students and professors started The New Hope Movement to educate about and promote fair trade by selling fair trade products and starting fair trade events at STAC. Our mission is to give talented artisans and craftspeople from economically disadvantaged areas a foothold to a global audience. We want to give STAC students a collaborative academic experience by building a startup business which implements fair trade principles.
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.