Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
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Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love.

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 2006, and for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 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. 

Take part and join in thousands across the country this Fairtrade Fortnight to put Fairtrade in your break and take exploitation out. By supporting Fairtrade, you have the power the change the world every day.

Fairtrade themed food and drink

Venue: campus cafes

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.

Chocolate giveaway

Keep an eye on social media channels @SustainPlymuni and @PlymUniCatering to stay updated on when and where our Fairtrade chocolate giveaway will be taking place.

Other Plymouth Fairtrade Fortnight events

Thursday 1 March (19:30-21:00): Bishop Nick invites you to 'Come and taste the difference Fairtrade makes'

Venue: St Jude's Church Hall, Beaumont Road, Plymouth, PL4 9BJ (parking is available in front of the church or in local streets)

Hear from Fairtrade tea farmers Victor Biwot and Esther Jemaiyo Chepkwony from Sireet Fairtrade co-op, Kenya, who can tell you about what a difference Fairtrade makes to their lives and communities. 

Free refreshments - everyone welcome!

Saturday 10 March (19:30 start): Ethical Fashion Show

Venue: Unitarian Church, Notte Street, Plymouth, PL1 2HG

Ethical Fashion Show (organic, recycled and handmade clothes) plus Fairtrade stalls, music and refreshments. Tickets are £7 on the door or in advance 01752 290091. Proceeds go to Smile Train and Plymouth Samaritans. 

All welcome.

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