|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise
|0.25 / 0.25||
Campus Sustainability Committee Member
Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
A brief description of the enterprise:
The Denison Fair Trade Alliance (DUFTA) is a student organization that promotes Fair Trade on campus. As part of their mission, they operate a "store" that sells Fair Trade crafts, chocolates, and coffee on campus. The store aims to not only further the sale of sustainably-produced Fair Trade items, but to also educate students about the importance of supporting the people who make these goods.
In addition to DUFTA, Denison has a student-run enterprise on campus, the Bandersnatch, located in Huffman Hall (next to the Dining Hall entrance), which functions as a alternative social outlet for all of Denison's student body. The coffee shop is run by students and has recently received grants from the John R. Hunting Sustainability fund to make their operations "more green". This includes more reusable dishware, and recycled "to go" containers. Also, the "Snatch" is working to promote student awareness for recycling and reusing and encouraging students to bring their own coffee mugs and beverage containers for a beverage purchase at a reduced rate.
The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:
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