Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!

Parker Townley January 14, 2013

If you are looking for a great opportunity to host your first Fair Trade event of the year then Valentine’s Day may be your best bet. Now is the perfect time to begin reaching out and planning your Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Celebrations. Below we have compiled a number of ideas and resources to help make your Valentine’s Day easy and impactful.


Event Ideas:

  • Film Screening: Host a screening of the “Dark Side of Chocolate”! Green America sells DVDs for only $6 and has put together a great toolkit to help groups host successful screenings.
  • Cocoa Lesson Plan: Do you have contacts at any of the local schools? Equal Exchange has a series of fun and interactive Fair Trade Cocoa lesson plans perfect for the elementary grade levels.
  • Fair Trade Rose Sale: Make sure your friends, family and community members are buying Fair Trade flowers this year. Ask your local florists about Fair Trade Roses, if they don’t have any in stock think about buying in bulk from One World Flowers and hosting your own sale!


Fair Trade Products:


Educational Resources:

  • Educate: Present on the basics of Fair Trade Cocoa (suitable for adults and college students).
  • Equip the Kids: Global Exchange has some fun and educational Fair Trade Valentines inserts for handing out in classrooms.
  • Learn up: check out this Chocolate Scorecard put together by Green America.


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Parker Townley, National Organizer | Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Parker Townley works for Fair Trade Colleges and Universities to help connect students and faculty with the resources they need to effectively campaign for Fair Trade on campus. In his free time Parker explores the Sierra Nevadas with his trusty backpack, roams the Bay Area in search of the perfect cup of coffee, and cultivates a small veggie garden.