University of Iowa
The University of Iowa Fair Trade endeavor is truly multifaceted. Through a coalition of students, faculty, the office of sustainability, and our housing and dining department, we were able to commit thousands of dollars each semester to transforming our food system. The University of Iowa is proud to be the first Fair Trade University in the Big 10!
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.