Happy Fair Trade Valentine's Day

Who doesn't like a little chocolate on Valentine's Day?! 

UVa Dining celebrated a sustainable holiday with free samples of Green & Black's Fair Trade certified chocolate.  Green & Black's chocolate is available for sale every day at Crossroads!

Dining Educators handing out chocolate samples and educating other students about Fair Trade products.

Look for these chocolate bars in Crossroads.

Samples and handouts.

Our Dining Educators (from L to R), Kierra, Ashley, and Sydney.
Here's some information about Fair Trade certification from the Fair Trade USA website:
Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear our logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. We help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. We're a nonprofit, but we don't do charity. Instead, we teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.
An informative video that sums up the benefits of Fair Trade is also available on their site.

We hope that the rest of your Valentine's is as sustainable (and delicious) as this portion was!

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