NTU Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Between 21st February and the 6th of March 2022, NTU celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight.

There were two weeks of events and media shared across the university, as part of our ongoing commitment to being a Fairtrade accredited institution. The aim of the fortnight was to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the importance of paying producers and suppliers fairly for their goods.

The Sustainability Team hosted two Fairtrade and the Climate crisis workshops on the Mondays of each week; detailing the effects of, and the Fairtrade Foundation’s, response to the current climate crisis. The online workshops encouraged attendees to consider the future of food and their own purchasing behaviours.

Fairtrade and the Climate Crisis

NTU Global Lounge themed their weekly student lunches on Fairtrade within the first week of the fortnight. The lunches at City and Clifton campuses provided Fairtrade food and drink options and promoted resources to encourage Fairtrade purchasing. The event also allowed the Sustainability Team to promote Fairtrade Fortnight events and the “Choose the World you Want” online festival.

NTU’s Green Academy, in partnership with the Global Lounge, tested student and staff negation skills with the Fairtrade Coffee Game hosted on Thursday 3rd March. The session allowed staff and students to learn about the global coffee supply chain in a fun and engaging way. The game was followed by a discussion on Fairtrade.

There was even a Fairtrade bake sale at City Campus on the 24th and 25th Feb! With Social Science’s colleague Georgina English providing a range of Fairtrade sweet treats. All profits are being sent to the Fairtrade Foundation.

To find out more about the Fairtrade Foundation’s “Choose the World you Want” campaign follow this link for access to several talks, workshops, films and more to promote understanding and behaviours towards ethical growing and purchasing. https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want/

We are a Fairtrade University!

-This blog post was written by Lucy Yates, a Sustainability Projects Coordinator in the Sustainable Development Team at NTU. 

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