Celebrating Humber North's new Fair Trade status with cake

Humber College’s North Campus is officially a Fair Trade Campus.

It follows in the footsteps of Humber’s Lakeshore Campus, which, in 2017, became the first college campus in Ontario to receive the designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network. Humber is the first college in Ontario to have multiple Fair Trade designated campuses.

“We are excited and proud to have achieved this designation at our Lakeshore and North campuses,” says Lindsay Walker, Humber’s sustainability manager. “I’m excited to see what we will do in the coming years, since in order to maintain the designation we have to keep setting and achieving new goals. It won’t stop at tea, coffee and chocolate!”

North Campus received the designation for its dedication to supporting sustainability and ethically sourcing products, the current availability of Fairtrade products and for its efforts educating students and staff about the fair trade movement.

Fairtrade coffee, tea and chocolate are available all across campus, including in the Humber Room, Gourmet Express, vending machines, the bookstore, Food Emporium and Starbucks. There are plans to bring more Fairtrade food and other Fairtrade products to campus in the future.

To learn more about how you can support fair trade and other sustainable initiatives at Humber, follow @SustainHumber on Twitter.