Fairtrade Fortnight – Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers! 29 February – 13 March
As Martin Luther King said, “Before you finish eating your breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world.” Despite our dependence on farmers and producers for food and drink, about 795 million people are undernourished globally. This Fairtrade Fortnight is all about a big breakfast!
Plymouth University has been an accredited Fairtrade university since 2009, and for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 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.
Join in our events over Fairtrade Fortnight at the University and contribute towards making a change!
Over the fortnight, The SU shop on campus are offering 20% off Fairtrade clothing - please come on in and have a browse!
The Big Fairtrade Pancake Breakfast: Tuesday 1 March, 8.30am-9.30am, Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building
The Fairtrade Foundation are encouraging companies and groups to host a big breakfast, and we want to host one of the biggest! Come along for a Fairtrade pancake breakfast. The first 50 people to turn up get a free pancake breakfast. Thereafter, £1.50 per person.
Fairtrade Curry Lunch: Tuesday 1 March, Drake's Café and Roland Levinsky
Fairtrade inspired curry meal deal available to celebrate Fairtrade ingredients on campus. A Fairtrade quiz will be available to complete with your lunch to put you in with a chance of winning some prizes.
Fair and Global Trade: Tuesday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Room 307, Rolle Building
A short session of guest speakers to review and challenge the concept of global and fair trade. Includes Fairtrade tea and cake reception and a short film screening of 'Fairtrade Matters'.
Campus Market: 3 and 4 March, 10.30am-3.30pm, Roland Levinsky Building
Try some local produce and grab a great South West discount at the UPSU Campus Market. Free entry, all welcome.
Global Book Club Meeting: 9 March, 6.30pm-8pm, Room 403, Babbage Building
Plymouth Global Book Club special Fairtrade meeting to review the book: “A Good African Story: How a Small Company Built a Global Coffee Brand”. With free Fairtrade treats!
Fairtrade themed food and drink
Fairtrade offers, themed food and meal deals will be on throughout the week. Look out for Fairtrade cakes and biscuits, dishes inspired by Fairtrade ingredients and our usual Fairtrade coffee offers.
Venues: Drake’s Café, Reservoir Café, Loafer’s Café, Roland Levinsky Café and others.