From the 25th of February to the 10th of March 2013, City University joined the rest of the world in celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight.
Below are some of the highlights from the week:
People & Planet Workshop: Want a Fairer world?
People and Planet hosted an interactive workshop where students learnt about the different injustices in the world and how to campaign for a fairer world.
Fairtrade Quiz competition
In the Student Centre, Students and Staff had the opportunity to test their Fairtrade Knowledge…
Fairtrade Chocolates and Other goodies on sale
Waste not, want not!
So many resources go into producing all types of food including Fairtrade food. Wasting food is not only bad for the environment, it is bad for our pockets too! The two Love Food Hate Waste workshops organised in conjunction with the North London Waste Authority provided useful tips on how to reduce food waste, an issue which has received a lot of media attention of late. It’s not surprising since everyday in the UK we apparently throw away 0.7 million whole bars of chocolate and unwrapped sweets – (probably including Fairtrade products!). As always there were some cool recipes on offer to help us use and manage our food better. Check out these fantastic Fairtrade Love Food Hate Waste Recipes: (Last Minute Christmas Cake and Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
Still on the subject of food, it would not be a City Fairtrade fortnight without our classic Fairtrade cook offs. this year, the cook-offs took place at the Cass Business School. Look out for some amazing footage captured by one of our student environmental champions.
Macro vs. Micro – Should Fairtrade welcome big business into the market?
The highlight of the week was the Fairtrade Panel discussion jointly organised by City University London and the Islington Fairtrade Steering group. The panelists included:
- Dan Crossley (Executive Director, Food Ethics Council)
- Atif Choudhury (UK Director, Zaytoun)
- Vidya Rangan (Research and Impact Manager, Fairtrade Foundation)
- Ian Bretman (Vice-Chair, Fairtrade International, 2008-2012)