McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017
By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay
At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.
“This award says that McGill is a leader in sustainability in Canada. As the fair trade movement continues to grow, especially at Canadian universities, McGill is happy to support and guide other institutions to make this smart, informed and ethical commitment to fair trade purchasing,” says John Lindsay, Food and Dining Sustainability Coordinator. “While we’re reading about doom and gloom for environmental sustainability in the news, McGill practitioners are actively making the world a better place through their fair trade commitment. It encourages the McGill community to do more to support the fair trade movement.”