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Fair Trade On Campus: SFU Is On Board
May 4, 2012
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Congratulations to Simon Fraser University (SFU) for being the second school in Canada to become a Fair Trade Campus! The school's three Vancouver-area campuses earned the status because they sell and actively promote Fair Trade-certified coffee and tea, and the University is working with the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) to highlight Fair Trade products.

SFU students did a lot to push for Fair Trade campus status, dressing as superheroes and parading across campus in March of last year to convince SFU president Andrew Petter of the importance of the designation. They seem to have won him over by giving him a superhero cape of his own.

SFU joins the University of British Columbia, the first Canadian school to get Fair Trade Campus status. They were given the designation back in January 2011.

Any college or university can become a Fair Trade Campus if it meets the standards of Availability, Visibility and Committee - basically, making the products widely available, making sure people know they're there, and keeping the momentum going by establishing a group of people to foster Fair Trade's vision on campus. That vision is about making sure the farmers and artisans who produce coffee and tea are treated equitably, with reasonable prices for their work and meaningful trade relationships.

The SFU Alumni Association tweeted their pride today:

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