Fairtrade Fortnight at Lancaster University
It's Fairtrade Fortnight at Lancaster University between February 25th and March 10th.
Fairtrade aims to ensure that some of the most disadvantaged people in the developing world are getting a better deal from trade, through fair prices, sustainable farming practices and community investment.
Fairtrade is supported by Lancaster University, where almost half a million Fairtrade hot drinks have been consumed on campus in the past twelve months alone. A survey of outlets across campus in 2011 also found over a hundred Fairtrade products for sale including chocolate, cakes and biscuits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, groceries, wine and confectionary. Lancaster University’s Environment and Sustainability Manager Jonathan Mills said: “Over the past year, we have surveyed the Fairtrade food and drink offering and increased the range available across campus outlets. We have also developed a new Fairtrade policy and Fairtrade Steering Group.”