Carleton receives Fair Trade Campus designation

February 17, 2017

Carleton University has received a Fair Trade Campus designation in recognition of its support for fairer conditions and better prices for people who grow and make products in the global south. A ceremony to celebrate the designation was attended by Carleton Assistant Vice-President Ed Kane, members of the Carleton Fair Trade steering committee, and representatives from Fairtrade Canada. “This designation is part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in Dining Services and across campus,” said Kane. “Our students told us through surveys that they wanted more fair trade options available on campus. As a result, we have changed our purchasing policies around coffee, tea and some chocolate snacks.” Carleton