Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Western Kentucky University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christian Ryan-Downing
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In 2011, WKU became a Fair Trade University (the fourth in the United States). The Resolution was signed by President Ransdell during the United Students for Fair Trade convergence, hosted by WKU in March of 2011. The convergence was attended by more than 100 students from 40 colleges and high
schools all over the country.
The Resolution commits the university to bring Fair Trade food to campus events, offices and catered meetings as well as
sell fair trade products in the WKU Store.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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