Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Swansea University was the first in Wales to achieve Fairtrade status. The University's Campus Catering division has a strong commitment to sustainability, Fairtrade, and to local purchasing.
The University's Fairtrade Steering Group monitors Fairtrade practices on campus and takes a lead in planning activities related to the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. There is a wide range of Fairtrade products is available on campus, from fruit juices and coffee to confectionary and wine.
Fairtrade Fortnight - Stick with Foncho to make Bananas fair!
24th February - 9th March 2014 @University catering outlets
Come and support Fairtrade by popping into one of our outlets this Fairtrade Fortnight!
Monday & Tuesday - 24th & 25th February
Fairtrade Coffee tasting to take place in selected vending areas hosted by our vending partners Autobar.
10.00 to 10.30 - Library Vending Area, 2nd Floor, Library
10.45 to 11.15 - 1st Floor Vending Area, Glyndwr Building
Tuesday - 4th March
Eros Coffee Tasting with the Barista Bike at Blas, Fulton House
Wednesday - 5th March
'Beat the Banana' Fun Run
Runners are invited to assemble at 1pm in front of Fulton House.
Mandatory dress code requires yellow clothing and/or banana costumes!
If you want to be part of the event please register in advance.
Throughout the Fairtrade Fortnight
- Fairtrade fruit given free with every salad purchased in The Venue, Fulton House, throughout the fortnight.
- Fairtrade Wine raffle in The Venue, Fulton House. No purchase necessary.
- ‘Black Gold’ screened in Fusion Café, Fulton House throughout the fortnight. This is an investigative documentary in to the global coffee trade (Monday to Friday)
- Fairtrade display table in The Venue, Fulton House with awareness video and leaflets.
There are many other events planned in the Swansea area from Fairtrade walks to Foncho's Banana Festival at the Waterfront Museum. Visit http://www.fairtradeswansea.org.uk/events.html for details.