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Campus Fair-Trade: Students and Union

campus fair-trade: To get the designation, Acadia had to commit to having all coffee, at least three teas, and one chocolate product at all food service locations on campus fair-trade certified, according to The Chronicle Herald. More products, such as sugar or fruit, are expected to be offered over time. The university made the announcement Monday afternoon with an event at the students' union building that included fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate. The students' union first started working toward the the designation in 2003, and passed a resolution in July to move ahead. A lot of students and faculty and staff before me definitely championed it, she said. The movement started when current students' union president Grace Hamilton Burge was still in elementary school. ( As reported in the news.