Fair Trade Campus
As a service-learning project with Burlington's Peace & Justice Center, Environmental Policy students explored the topic of Fair Trade and how our campus could support these efforts. Picking up where they left off, Sustain Champlain student employee, Rebecca Carlson, is spear-heading an effort to attain a Fair Trade Campus Designation. Together with the Purchasing/Food Committee, which includes our campus partner Sodexo, we are hoping to achieve this by the end of the Fall 2013 semester.
What Champlain is doing already:
- Fair Trade Products available in Jazzman's, the Cafeteria, and for catering: coffee, bananas, tea
- Awareness events, such as Fair Trade, bike-powered smoothies at Spring Meltdown (April 2013); tabling event on Earth Day (April 2013); petition signing (Spring 2013); informational poster by Maggie McNamara ('16)
- Our campus dining partner, Sodexo (on the national level), signed a food chain transparency agreement with the Real Food Challenge.
Fair trade, bike-powered smothies at Spring Meltdown, April 2013