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Holiday shopping? You can make a difference by buying fair trade at the annual University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Fair Trade Festival on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The festival features a special holiday display of fair trade clothing, jewelry, gifts and chocolate in the Reeve Memorial Union Concourse.

In 2008, the UW Oshkosh made history by becoming the first fair trade university in the United States. 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, the institution has supported the fair trade movement and is committed to using and selling fair trade items whenever possible and appropriate.

UW Oshkosh offers a number of fair trade clothing and jewelry items sold in University Books and More. Fair trade coffee and tea can be found for sale in Reeve Union’s Corner Convenience Store, along with Divine Chocolate. Blackhawk Commons and MiTaza Coffeehouses offer fair trade Aspretto coffee and tea, and MiTaza and Sage Café also sell a fair trade roast offered by Starbucks.

Fair Trade: Quality Products, Improving Lives, Protecting the Environment. Every Purchase Matters!

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