University of Virginia – Fair Trade on Grounds
It is the mission of U.Va. Dining, in partnership with the University of Virginia, to increase the availability and visibility of Fair Trade items in our dining rooms and convenience stores. By committing to providing Fair Trade in all dining locations, U.Va. Dining hopes to empower students to participate in positive social change through the purchase of treats like chocolate, coffee and ice cream (creating positive change has never tasted better). U.Va. Dining strives to educate students on the power of purchase to create a sustainable future for our local and global community – a world that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially responsible.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Campus Outlets
Work with vendors and food service providers to offer at least two Fair Trade products (e.g. coffee, tea, sugar, gifts) in each outlet on campus.
Source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings
Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products in offices, at events and through catering.
Commit to Fair Trade Education
Sponsor Fair Trade educational events and activities on campus and work with faculty to bring Fair Trade into the classroom.
Pass Fair Trade Resolution
Draw up a resolution that reflects the college/university’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.
Celebrate Social Justice Day with U.Va. Dining on February 20th! We will be sampling EcoGrounds Fair Trade certified tea and coffee, and learn about the benefits of Fair Trade on our global community. Discover the power of each purchase, and where to find Fair Trade items at the University of Virginia!