Fair Trade Campus Status - In 2014 Trent University earned Fair Trade Campus Status through Fair Trade Canada. To be eligible Trent had to demonstrate that fair trade products are actively sourced for our campus and that products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and hot chocolate are readily available in food outlets, vending machines and for catering on campus. Trent has to maintain these initiatives to maintain the designation.
Purchasing at Trent is governed by two purchasing policies with respect to fair trade - The Fair Trade Purchasing Policy for Apparel and The Purchasing Policy for Fair Trade Certified Products.
- The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre - Designed and built by students in Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program, the centre is, in the words of program coordinator and award winning sustainable builder Chris Magwood "Canada’s most sustainable building." Located on more than 200 acres of Trent University’s stunning wildlife sanctuary lands, this unique 2,000 square foot structure will be open for programming year round and will be able to accommodate up to 80 people at any one time.
- The Seasoned Spoon Café - The Seasoned Spoon is an independent café at Trent University offering delicious lunches and snacks for students, staff and faculty. Acting as an alternative to thel offerings of the larger corporations, the Spoon's mission is to serve up ethically-mindful fare on 'real' dishes.
- Sustainable Trent - Sustainable Trent is a student-run organization that envisions a sustainable campus in regards to the ecological, economic and sociopolitical environment, by working with the Trent and Peterborough communities to continually raise awareness and promote sustainable options.
- Trent Nature Areas & Nature Trails – Twelve designated nature areas on and around Trent’s Symons campus are useful for teaching, scientific research and nature interpretation. They provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and enhance the campus aesthetically. They also serve to maintain the ecological and human health of the region.
- Trent University Environmental Advisory Board
- To encourage awareness and discussion within the university community about environmental issues relevant to the university and its operations.
- To develop advice and proposals, for the president, or for other parties, as appropriate, on specific environmental issues, such as care of the campus grounds, waste management, and new campus developments.
- To facilitate action on university environmental issues, as appropriate.