Fordham Becomes Fair Trade Certified

Fordham University has earned “Fair Trade Status” from Fair Trade Campaigns. Students for Fair Trade is the official club at Fordham University that promotes fair trade practices through working with the Gabelli School of Business. Their program sells fair trade projects to the greater Fordham and New York communities. Fair Trade Campaigns recognizes towns, colleges, universities and other organizations for practicing fair trade and implementing fair trade principles into policy. They also investigate the impact a particular organization has on its community in regards to promoting intellectual growth and social work. Fair Trade is a movement in which businesses and consumers seek to promote ethical business through improving working conditions for producers and promoting environmental sustainability. The club screens movies, such as The True Cost, and fundraises through various events, including selling fair trade coffee.