UC San Diego: A Fair Trade University
Campus adopts one of the strongest fair trade policies in nation
July 15, 2010
The University of California, San Diego has signed one of the strongest fair trade policies of any university in the nation. The policy makes a commitment to promote fair trade certified products, support sustainable business practices and humane working conditions that prohibit the use of child labor.
The fair trade campaign was originally conceived by the UC San Diego student organization One Earth One Justice (OEOJ), a group dedicated to raising awareness about environmental and social justice issues. OEOJ worked over the years to successfully advocate that individual vendors on campus phase out non-fair trade products. This past year, other students groups such as the Student Sustainability Collective (SSC), a student-run component of the UC San Diego Sustainability Resource Center which includes members of OEOJ, worked with faculty and staff to spearhead the campus- wide campaign.
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