Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

What is Fairtrade?

You will find the Fairtrade logo on all sorts of things from chocolate and tea to cotton wool, olive oil and even jewellery! When you buy something with the fairtrade logo, you know that the farmers have been paid a fair price for their produce.

The Fairtrade Foundation help farmers and producers in some of the poorest countries in the world make a better living for their families and communities. They work with producer cooperatives and buyers to negotiate a better price for their produce than they would receive at market value. This gives them extra funds to improve their lives, such as sending their children to school, investing in community facilities or securing safe water supplies.

So what happens at NTU?

Every year we run a whole range of events and activities to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, which takes place in February and March. Last year there were events for both students and staff to take part in including:

  • the NTU Fairtrade Cupcake Bakeoff
  • Fairtrade Afternoon Tea
  • Global/Local Market
  • students spreading the Fairtrade message in schools.

Throughout the year NTU's catering outlets and the SU shops and bars sell a vast range of Fairtrade products, from tea, coffee and snacks in NTU's Taste outlets to Fairtrade t-shirts and hoodies in the Students' Union shops.

Contact the Environment Team for more details.

See Nottingham Trent University's Fairtrade PolicyPDF icon .  

Advice on eating well is available on our Student Services pages. See the Fairtrade Foundation website for more information on their mission.


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People picking Fairtrade tea