Take a step in 2012 for Fairtrade

27 February 2012

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012, which runs between 27 February and 11 March, the Student Advice and Wellbeing team and the Chaplaincy team will be holding an awareness-raising event on Monday 5 March in Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre (Reception area)  from 10.00am to 12.00noon. 

We will be giving out free supplies of Fairtrade coffee and tea sachets and information about Fairtrade. The event will also feature a fantastic opportunity for students and staff  to win Fairtrade products and hampers offered by the Co-operative, Windmill Wholefoods and Shared Earth.

Choosing Fairtrade offers farmers and workers a better chance to work their way out of poverty, through fairer wages, safer conditions at work and a little extra, called the Fairtrade premium, to invest in projects to improve life for their whole communities.

LJMU was the first university in Merseyside to be granted Fairtrade Status. In collaboration with Liverpool SU we assign great importance to our role within the wider world, and are committed to supporting, using and promoting Fairtrade products. 

Yvonne Turnbull Head of Student Advice and Wellbeing commented: 

"We’re committed to taking a step for Fairtrade to ensure that producers and farmers get a better deal from trade. Every step counts and we want to encourage as many staff and students as possible to join in to raise awareness about the benefits of Fairtrade."

Image of Fairtrade first step logoWhy don't you try some of the following steps:

  • Inviting a friend out for a Fairtrade coffee
  • Swapping your usual sugar, tea and coffee for Fairtrade versions.
  • Telling your friends on Facebook and Twitter about your favourite Fairtrade product
  • Asking your local shop to stock more Fairtrade choices
  • Share a Fairtrade shop with your friends at a local food co-op for e.g. Windmill Wholefoods

For further information about Fairtrade see: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

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