Fair Trade Facts: Fair trade at St. Thomas


ADJUST is a group of St. Thomas students who are working to advance the common good through a variety of issues. This year, the organization’s goal is to ensure that every cup of coffee purchased on the St. Thomas campus is fair trade certified.

Throughout the semester, ADJUST members have sponsored several events to educate the St. Thomas community about fair trade coffee. In February, a group member gave a lecture to Aquinas Scholars students about the fair trade movement. On March 6 to March 10, ADJUST sponsored “Fair Trade Week” in the Grill. Fair trade coffee was the only type of coffee sold in the Grill that week. During the week, ADJUST colledted pledges by about 240 students who want St. Thomas to offer only fair trade coffee.

© 2006 by Mesa Johnson
E-mail me at mmjohnson2@stthomas.edu