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Chocolate Can Heal the World

Greg Landua, eco-social entrepreneur and founder of 'beyond fair trade' chocolate business, to speak Feb. 15

2/8/2010 4:46:28 PM


LYNCHBURG – Chocolate isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 15, Greg Landua, an eco-social entrepreneur, will discuss how sustainably farmed chocolate can help heal the world. Landua’s Randolph College lecture, “Regenerative Commerce: Healing the Planet and Her Peoples with Trade and Investment” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Science Building, Room 315. It is free and open to the public.

Landua is known nationally for his work in permaculture design, ecovillage design, teaching and regenerative commerce. His recent project Booyacacao, is a “beyond fair-trade” chocolate business.

Landua graduated from Oregon State University and Gaia University. He has studied marine and terrestrial ecology and evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands, translated for Amazonian rainforest guides, fought wildfires in the wilderness of Alaska, and studied the nuances of ecology and ethics. He also coordinated the 10th Bioregional Congress in 2009.

In addition to the public lecture on Feb. 15, Landua will meet with Randolph College’s economics classes and share permaculture practices with those involved in the college’s organic garden.

For more information on Booyacacao, please see

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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