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Fair trade coffee book takes prestigious prize
August 27, 2008

VANCOUVER – An assistant professor of Sociology at WSU Vancouver, has been awarded the 2007 C. Wright Mills Book Award, for his book, “Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival.”

 

Daniel Jaffee is the first Sociology faculty member at WSU to win this award.  He was recently honored at the SSSP Annual Meetings in Boston.

 

“My work looks at the effects of ‘free’ trade and neoliberal economic policies on the options for rural people to determine their own models for sustainable livelihoods,” said Jaffee. “I’m also a dedicated … » More …

Speaker to discuss int’l sustainable development
March 2, 2006

The regional director for Church World Service will speak at WSU on March 7. The presentation’s goal is to raise awareness about international sustainable development.Lynn Magnuson, who has over 25 years of experience working with ecumenical-interfaith groups, will specifically address global poverty, HIV/AIDS, clean water, fair trade and peace-building.The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in Compton Union Building room 212 and will include a question-and-answer session. The event will be hosted by Global Perspectives and is free and open to the public.

WSU Dining Services switches to Fair Trade Coffee
September 22, 2005

Washington State University Dining Services has announced that all dining facilities, espresso bars and markets will now serve Fair Trade Coffee.”As consumers, each time we consciously use our purchasing power, we live the statement ‘think globally, act locally,’” said Gina Murray, marketing coordinator for dining services.Fair Trade Coffee practices significantly raise the standard of living in Third World coffee growing areas, Murray said.”Paying farmers a minimum price, currently $1.26 per pound, increases their financial ability to improve their standard of living, educate their children and help improve their local economies,” she said.”Organic and sustainable demand by consumers will drive the food industry to adopt practices … » More …