University supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight offers an opportunity for staff students and the community to celebrate the positive impact of Fairtrade.

We have planned many events from Fairtrade Footie, a Bake Off competition, Fairtrade Wine and Cheese a Fairtrade quiz and a Mad Hatters Tea Party. We also have a special guest at the University on: Tuesday evening 25 February  at 19.00. Juliet Arku-Mensah from Ghana who works with a Fairtrade banana enterprise in Ghana talks about her work at the Cledwyn Room, Main Arts Building. There will also be a talk on the Asha project in Bangladesh.

Commenting on behalf of the Group, Dr Einir Young, Head of Sustainable Development said:

“Bangor University is committed to Fairtrade, we have Fairtrade status and a Fairtrade Policy which commits to making Fairtrade goods available for purchase in all campus shops and food outlets and to expand the availability of Fairtrade products whenever possible.

Buying Fairtrade products is one of the least difficult choices we as individuals can make. It sends an important message to business that we won’t put up with unfairness; that we don’t want people or the environment to be treated badly just so that we can buy cheap goods. Join with Bangor University to make Fairtrade a choice whenever possible for the benefit of developing countries across the globe.”

Publication date: 25 February 2014