Fairtrade Fortnight Events - Easter eggs, coffee, cakes and more!

Posted by chj6 at Feb 27, 2017 10:25 AM |
Its Fairtrade Fortnight again, the time of year to spread the word about Fairtrade and commit to supporting fair and ethical business. What's on at University of Leicester?

Tuesday 28th February 10am-4pm - Easter egg hunt

University of Leicester students and staff are invited to participate in our huge Easter chocolate hunt - all over campus!

Just look for the Fairtrade logos hidden in the outdoor spaces around campus,Easter Egg and exchange them for eggs, bunnies and more, at our stall in the Fielding Johnson Square. Prizes must be collected on the day.

As part of the national Fairtrade Fortnight, this event will raise awareness of Fairtrade and how it benefits the growers and producers of cocoa and many other products. So this Easter and Shrove Tuesday, all of us can look for the Fairtrade logo on our chocolate gifts and celebrate fairly!

This event has been supported by Co-operative Food.

Monday 6th March, 5:30pm-7:30pm, City Hall. Meet the women who grow your morning coffee.

Esther Koskei, Chairlady of Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kericho, Kenya will be in Leicester on 6th March. Come and meet this inspiring woman farmer and listen as she shares with us the work of her co-op. Hear how Fairtrade Africa is helping them:

- Promote gender equality and empower women and girls
- Change their behaviour to combat climate change and reduce its impact
- Improve the quality and quantity of their coffee.

Monday 6th March, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ. This event is FREE to attend however places are limited. To reserve your place please register via Eventbrite

This event is organised by the Leicester Fairtrade Board, on which the University sits.

Fairtrade Coffee

Monday 13th March, 10am-4pm, Students' Union Fairtrade Breakfast sale

Geogsoc bring you a Fairtrade feast to be remembered. Pop down for delicious breakfast items made with Fairtrade ingredients, and learn more about the importance of choosing fairly.

Fairtrade Breakfast 2016