The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the first campus in the U.S. declared as a fair trade university. Fair trade works for financial security, social justice and environmental stewardship for growers and producers in the developing world. It seeks to create greater equity and partnership in the international trading system by working for:
A Call for Fair Trade at UW Oshkosh
Our consumer spending choices affect people's lives around the world. The products we enjoy are often made in conditions that harm workers, communities and the environment. But increasingly consumers are demanding more humane, more environmentally sensitive products. In 2008, four governance groups of the University— Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff, Classified Staff Advisory Council and Oshkosh Student Association— endorsed a resolution declaring UW Oshkosh as a fair trade university. Since then, we have supported the fair trade movement and are committed to using and selling fair trade items whenever possible and appropriate.
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