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WHAT: Valentine’s Day “Fair Trade” sale! Proceeds will go toward service learning opportunities in the United States and abroad. WHO: Students involved with JCU’s Campus Ministry will sell Fair Trade certified roses from Kenya to support student travelers on summer mission trips. The JCU group has been working throughout the academic year to educate students, faculty, and staff about Fair Trade and the available products (coffee, tea, and chocolate). Fair Trade certification provides workers in flower-growing countries like Ecuador, Colombia, and Kenya with fairer wages, protections from dangerous pesticide chemicals, opportunities for their community organizations to benefit directly from the sale of certified flowers, and much more. The Fair Trade flowers are becoming more popular amongst U.S. retailers. Locally they can be found at Sam’s Club or 1-800-FLOWERS-ONLINE. Natalie Terry, a sophomore at John Carroll University, began working with the Fair Trade group through an internship program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in September. Terry has become fond of the quotation by the manager of a cocoa farmers cooperative in Ghana, "We all have to go shopping. Fair trade is just shopping with respect." WHERE: John Carroll University 20700 N. Park Blvd University Heights, OH D.J. Lombardo Student Center / Schott Atrium WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 & Thursday, February 14, 2008 - Valentine’s Day CONTACT: Natalie Terry Cell: 518-396-0702