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 your food service provider to increase the availability of Fair Trade products on campus.
Enroll Offices and Catering
Work with campus offices and catering to source Fair Trade products.
Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through events, curriculum, news coverage, and more.
Pass a Fair Trade Resolution
Draw up a resolution that reflects the college’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.