It’s Fairtrade Fortnight!!

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...
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Fairtrade

The University of Reading has pledged to be a Fairtrade University and has made the the following five commitments: 1. Fairtrade foods are made available for sale in all campus shops wherever possible. 2. Fairtrade foods (for example tea and coffee) are made available wherever possible through  hospitality catering to all Schools and Directorates for use in meetings. 3. The University and the Students' Union will promote the sale of Fairtrade products. 4. A Fairtrade Steering Group will meet once a term. 5. This policy statement will be communicated throughout the University, and efforts to support Fairtrade will be strongly encouraged. Our Fairtrade Policy The University of Reading has pledged itself to a Fairtrade policy, as part of the many criteria we agreed to fulfil for the future of Fairtrade on our campus. Please follow the link below to view the full content of the University of Reading's Fairtrade policy: Fairtrade Policy March 2018 A Fairtrade University The University has maintained it's status as a Fairtrade University in 2016.  The Fairtrade...
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