As a Fairtrade university, BU will be supporting Fairtrade Fortnight from Monday 25 February to Sunday 10 March.
For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year Fairtrade Fortnight is focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.
There are several ways you can get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight from organising a fundraising event to taking part in one of Fairtrade's current campaigns - take a look at the website to find out how you can get involved. SUBU will also be supporting Ethical Trade Fortnight and running activities on campus - find out more on the SUBU website.
Fairtrade Fortnight is a great time of year to celebrate Fairtrade achievements and our continued commitment to making trade fair. This year’s theme also aligns with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that BU is committed to supporting. These include goal one, zero poverty; goal five, gender equality and goal eight, decent work and economic growth.
Fairtrade offers on campus
You can also take advantage of the great deals at Chartwells food and drink outlets on both campuses:
- Purchase any Eat Fair product from our on-site food and drink outlets and get a free raffle ticket for the chance to win a fairtrade goodie bag
Guess the number of fairtrade Maltesers in the jar to win the contents (at Fusion ground floor cafe)
Naughty fairtrade milkshake of the week - get a freshly prepared indulgent milkshake made with fairtrade ingredients for £2.45 (at Fusion Deli Bar)
It's time to do your bit - BU Reusable Cup
Remember to purchase your reusable coffee cup next time your visit any of the Chartwells cafés at BU and receive 20p off a hot drink each time you use the cup. The best bit is you’re not only saving money but also helping to minimise waste.
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