University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota strives to promote social, economic, and environmental justice while inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Our Fair Trade campaign aims to give students, staff, and faculty a way to make sustainable and ethical choices when getting a meal at the residential restaurants or during a mid-day coffee break. We believe that our University has the potential to create real change and is always “Driven to Discover.”

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

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

Completed April 2nd, 2021

Reach Out to Campus Outlets

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

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Enroll Offices and Catering

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

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Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

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

Completed January 19th, 2023

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.

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Fair Trade Products

University of Minnesota Bookstores at St. Paul Student Center St. Paul Student Center
University of Minnesota Bookstores at Law Mondale Hall
University of Minnesota Bookstores at Coffman Memorial Union Coffman Memorial Union
C3 Market (Sanford) Sanford Hall
Essentials Market/Ecogrounds Blegen Hall
Wise Owl Cafe/Ecogrounds Walter Library
Java City/Ecogrounds (St. Paul) St. Paul Student Center
C3 Market (Middlebrook) Middlebrook Hall
C3 Market (Centennial) Centennial Hall
French Meadow University Recreation and Wellness Center
Terrace Cafe St. Paul Student Center
Gopher Express- West Bank Skyway West Bank Skyway
Gopher Express (CMU) Coffman Memorial Union


Fair Trade Slideshow Sample (Recruitment/Awareness)

December 3, 2021 Download


Joshua Hauf
Karen Lunde
Kylie Nealis