Adriana “Ana” Rizzuto, a Stamford senior at Cabrini College, was the sole student to speak at a campus-wide event in which the college was recently recognized as a Fair Trade College.
Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. is one of only 17 colleges and universities in the nation to earn fair trade status. The recognition was determined by Fair Trade Colleges and Universities in partnership with Fair Trade USA. The designation of Fair Trade College is a rigorous regimen of five steps.
Rizzuto is president of the college’s Fair Trade Club. Last year, she led an effort by students, faculty, staff and alumni to complete the fifth stage for the certification process. The effort yielded eight hundred signatures to demonstrate the college’s commitment to fair trade.
Cabrini College first addressed fair trade practices in 2006, when a student worked with the its food service provider, Sodexo, to bring fair trade coffee to campus. Since then, the school completed the five steps, or “badges,” to embed fair trade principles and practices into the College’s policies and the social and intellectual life of campus.
For more information on Fair Trade at Cabrini College, visit www.cabrini.edu/fairtrade.