It’s Fairtrade Fortnight!
26th February – 11th March 2018
Over the next couple of weeks the University will celebrating all things Fairtrade! We will be celebrating in various ways including..
- The launch a new website! This is a collaboration between the University and Reading Town – www.readingfairtrade.co.uk
- 20% off Fairtrade hot drinks in University cafe’s
- A free inspirational Fairtrade Talk – How Ethical is your Tech? Friday 9 March 12:30 – 2pm, University of Reading – https://www.facebook.com/events/797148220483923/
- Another free inspirational Fairtrade Talk – Trade After Brexit – what’s in it for the Global South? Wednesday 28th February 1-2pm University of Reading – https://www.facebook.com/events/1329733587133107/
There are also lots of events happening in Reading town over Fairtrade Fortnight – follow this link for more information- http://www.reading.gov.uk/media/8308/Reading-fairtrade-event-programme/pdf/FT_events_2018_lo.pdf
But…what is Fairtrade?
“Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by changing the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries”. www.fairtrade.org.uk/What-is-Fairtrade/What-Fairtrade-does
Check out The University’s Fairtrade Commitment to find out more about how we support Fairtrade.