University supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Bangor University are inviting staff, students and the local community to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and choose products that change lives.

This year the University and the Bangor Community Fairtrade Group have joined forces to put a series of events on during the fortnight to remind everyone of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes around the world and the positive impact it has.

Many events have been planned such as Fairtrade Rugby, Fairtrade Fair a Bake Off competition, a Quiz and Movie night and there will be some Fairtrade products available at the Bangor St David’s day Parade and service at the Cathedral on the 1st of March.

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. Being a Fairtrade University and promoting Fairtrade is important to our commitment to become the Sustainable University.

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.”

 

EVENTS 

Tuesday 24th February

Fairtrade Up      

All day, Ffridd Shop & Academi

Donate an old hoody - for a new Bangor Fairtrade hoody with 10% off! With all donated clothing to going to a local charity.

 

Wednesday 26th February

SU Results and Cocktails & Mocktails

Bar Uno

 

Saturday 28th February

Fairtrade Rugby  

Enjoy the 6 Nations Wales v France game with Fairtrade treats

Bar Uno, 6pm

 

Sunday 1st March

Bangor St David’s Day Parade and Service

Parade starts at 11.30 James Street Car park and then on to Bangor Cathedral

11.30-2.30

 

Monday 2nd March

Fairtrade Quiz

Bar Uno, 7.30

 

Wednesday 4th March

Fairtrade Fair

Main Arts Foyer, 1-4pm

 

Thursday 5th March

Can’t Cook Won’t Cook – Make Fairtrade Brownies

Reichel, 7pm

 

Thursday 5th March

Fairtrade Mass Movie Night – Blood Diamond

Braint, Garth, Bryn Eithin Postgrad common room, 8pm

 

Saturday 7th March

Fairtrade Bake Off and Coffee Morning

Capel Penuel 10am

Publication date: 23 February 2015