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Fairtrade Fortnight: take a small step to make a big difference!

27 Feb 2012

Fairtrade events and offers from Monday 27 February to Sunday 11 March 2012

Take a step in 2012

The aim of this Fairtrade Fortnight is to encourage people to choose Fairtrade products and highlight the impact buying Fairtrade has on growers and producers. 

Choosing Fairtrade means the farmers and workers have a better chance to work their way out of poverty as they receive fairer wages and a little extra, called the Fairtrade Premium, to invest in projects to improve life for the whole community.

This year’s theme is ‘Take a Step in 2012’ and the Fairtrade Foundation is encouraging 1.5 million steps towards a positive change on unfair trade. That’s one for every Fairtrade producer Fairtrade aims to work with around the world. Each step will lead to a better deal that millions of farmers and workers in developing countries urgently need.

Please take a look at the following clip which explains about Fairtrade in more detail:

The University of Manchester is proud to be a Fairtrade University and is committed to selling Fairtrade products across campus. These include:

  • Hoodies, T-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Tea, coffee, fruit juices and sugar sachets
  • Bananas
  • Muffins, flapjacks, cookies, cakes and chocolate bars

On Friday 2 March, FoodOnCampus and The Manchester Museum will be holding a Fairtrade market from 10am to 2pm. Please visit us in both University Place and The Manchester Museum where there will be:

University Place

  • Cake stall
  • Pancake stall
  • Sampling of Fairtrade goodies
  • Chocolate Fountain

The Manchester Museum

  • 10% off featured Fairtrade products in the museum shop

FoodOnCampus will also have a number of Fairtrade special offers over the fortnight. These include:

  • Cakes and scones from 75p
  • Piece of cake with a hot drink for £1.49 (includes regular tea or americano)
  • 20% off all Fairtrade hoodies
  • Five free drinks when you purchase a Hug Mug

So why not grab a Fairtrade coffee, try a delicious cake or even put a few Fairtrade products in your shopping trolley and make a difference?