Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs are all from farmers who toil and slog to provide the produce. This Fairtrade Fortnight think about producers when you’re having your break.
The University of Plymouth has been an accredited Fairtrade university since 2009, and for Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 we want to promote supporting Fairtrade businesses and producers across the globe securing a fair price for produce, helping families in poverty, gain food security. By supporting Fairtrade, you have the power the change the world every day.
Take part and join in thousands across the country this Fairtrade Fortnight to put Fairtrade in your break and take exploitation out.
Selfie banana hunt
Take a selfie with our Fairtrade inflatable banana, upload to twitter with #plymfairtrade to be in with a chance of winning a Fairtrade hamper. You’ll spot the banana across the cafes on campus throughout Fairtrade Fortnight. The competition closes on 12th March and the winner will be chosen at random by the 14th.
Fairtrade themed food and drink
Fairtrade offers, themed food and meal deals will be on throughout the fortnight. Look out for Fairtrade cakes and biscuits, dishes inspired by Fairtrade ingredients and our usual Fairtrade coffee offers.
Look out for Rocket Man offering Fairtrade coffee and hot chocolate across the campus throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.
Pancake Day (28 February)
Serving from 08:30-11:00 - venue: Roland Levinsky Building Cafe
To celebrate Pancake Day on 28th February we are offering pancakes served with Fairtrade toppings for £1. Come along to start your day with a tasty and ethical pancake breakfast.
Chocolate talk and Q&A (2 March)
16:00-17:00 - venue: Room C2, Portland Square Building
Calling all chocolate lovers! Do you want to know more about your favourite product and how Fairtrade impacts farmers? We’re hosting an open Q&A and discussion session on Fairtrade and farming in Ghana.
CLASP Fairtrade Games Workshop (3 March)
14:00-15:30 - venue: Room 102, Rolle Building
Interactive workshop on Fairtrade based around the product choices we make and their global impacts. Come along to explore the social, environmental and economic impacts of our product choices on communities. This event is run by the CLASP Network.
Fairtrade book reading (8 March)
18:00-20:00 - venue: Room 404, Babbage Building
Plymouth Global Book Club special Fairtrade meeting to review the book Doing Good Better Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference by William MacAskill.