Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

13.03.2017

Fairtrade Fortnight is a national campaign that highlights the importance of buying Fairtrade produce and supporting our food producers.  

As a Fairtrade University we are proud to have made a commitment to support and promote Fairtrade produce across our campuses, and Fairtrade Fortnight gave us the opportunity to celebrate our commitment and the achievements of the Fairtrade Foundation.

This year’s campaign concentrated on the theme of “Put Fairtrade in Your Break” so we kick started our fortnight with a Fairtrade Break and invited all of our staff and students to come and have a Fairtrade tea or coffee with us. We gave away samples of Fairtrade chocolate, played some games of Breaks and Ladders and had great conversations.

Throughout the fortnight we held Fairtrade film screenings, Fairtrade quizzes, a Fairtrade craft stall and Fairtrade Walks.

Our Catering Team held a tasty Fairtrade pancake day, daily Fairtrade specials and they had a Fairtrade hamper competition where the lucky winners got a hamper full of Fairtrade treats.

One of the highlights of the week was our Fairtrade debate where we were delighted to be joined by Martha Musonza Holman from Love Zimbabwe, Elen Jones from Fairtrade Wales and Dyborn Chibonga from the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi who spoke about their incredible work of supporting our food producers.

Our Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Intern, Ben blogged about his experience of planning and running Fairtrade Fortnight, you can read his story here.