Q: What is Fair Trade?
A: A system where justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential. (Fair Trade Foundation, UK)
Q: What is Fair Trade KSC?
A: A way for KSC
to show their support for human rights, the environment and economic justice. A place of innovation and sharing of sustainability practices and green living ideas.
Q: What is needed to be a Fair Trade Campus?
A: These 5 guidelines are used by hundreds of universities and colleges throughout Europe. USA standards are currently being developed and will be similar.
Q: How do we do this?
A: Education - Communication - Example. Learning is shared with others about what makes Fair Trade fair. It is communicated broadly and the effects of fair trade participation, setting the example for others, are celebrated. Fair Trade is inclusive, not exclusive. There is room for everyone when we begin thinking in terms of sharing and sustainability. Often following the rule of “Buy local, buy Fair” makes it easier to understand. We always want to support our own local economies and we should. The nice thing with Fair Trade, is many products are not locally available: tea, coffee, chocolate, bananas, etc. So buying those products Fair Trade makes it easy to also support our local economy and fellow humans worldwide.