This Fairtrade Fortnight we will be celebrating all things Fairtrade with a number of events and campaigns. At Manchester Met, we are a proud supporter of Fairtrade and have been a Fairtrade accredited university for many years. This year the Foundation would like us all to wake up to a Big Fairtrade Breakfast!
‘Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’ said Martin Luther King Jr. Maybe this morning you enjoyed…coffee from Kenya, tea from India, bananas from Colombia and juice from Brazilian oranges…hopefully they were Fairtrade!
Fifty years on from Martin Luther King’s famous speech, our lives are more closely entwined than ever. That’s why it’s a scandal that the people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families.
Join us in showing support for Fairtrade by getting involved in some of the following or why not organise your own event? Anything from a Fairtrade Bake Off to a Fairtrade Breakfast, get together with friends and colleagues and show your support for Fairtrade. Got something planned we would be happy to support you, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively get involved in our campaigns and events….
Big Fairtrade Breakfast
Wednesday 2 March we are asking people to sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers. Take time to sit down and catch up with your friends or colleagues enjoying some of the Fairtrade products on offer in our Food & Drink outlets including special Fairtrade pancakes. We stock a wide range of products to enjoy in your breakfast from teas and coffee to fruit and muffins. Join us for a photo opportunity in the Business School from 8am or alternatively sit down at your nearest Food & Drink outlet.
MMU Cheshire Staff vs Students Fairtrade Football Match
Wednesday 2 March, 5 – 6pm. 3G Pitch (Crewe) Up for a game of Fairtrade football? @BalaSportsUK have provided some Fairtrade footballs stitched in Pakistan. The players will be wearing Fairtrade shirts and there will be Fairtrade snacks and a hamper for the winning team.
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges have launched a competition to see who can come up with the best six word stories about fair trade. Ernest Hemingway is thought to have written ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn’, demonstrating how a poignant message can be expressed in only a few words. Using the hashtag #sixwordfairtradestory and tweeting @TheEAUC. A prize Fairtrade prize will be awarded to the winning story, and favourite entries will be shared on the EAUC’s website. The deadline is 13 March.
Show your support for Fairtrade with a #selfie. During Fairtrade Fortnight, snap a selfie of yourself with some of our Fairtrade products on campus. Coffee, tea, juices, snacks… You have plenty to choose from. The Environment Team will be choosing some of the best selfies to display on screens around university. Tweet your selfie to @mmuenvironment using #fairtradeselfie for a chance to see your face on screen. The best selfie will win a Fairtrade hamper!
Food & Drink Offers
MMU Food & Drink will have a number of offers on Fairtrade food and drink products over Fairtrade Fortnight from hot drinks to meal deals.
Keep up to date with all the happenings during Fairtrade Fortnight at www.mmu.ac.uk/fairtrade