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.
A wide range of Fairtrade products is available on campus, from fruit juices and coffee to confectionary and wine.
Fairtrade Fortnight - Take a step towards fair and fabulous freebies!
25th February - 10th March 2012 @University catering outlets
Why don't you 'Take a Step' towards Fairtrade by popping into one of our outlets this Fairtrade Fortnight?
Look out for fabulous freebies and events throughout the fortnight:
- Fairtrade cookies reduced from 68p to 55p throughout Campus Catering outlets for the two week duration.
- Eros Coffee Tasting with the Barista Bike at Blas, Fulton House Tuesday the 5th of March, 9.00 – 12.00
- 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.
- Fairtrade Coffee tasting to take place in selected vending areas hosted by our vending partners Autobar.
25th February & 4th of March
10.00 to 10.30 - Library Vending Area, 2nd Floor, Library
10.45 to 11.15 - 1st Floor Vending Area, Glyndwr Building
- ‘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 throughout the 2 week duration, 25th of February to the 9th of March, with awareness video and leaflets.
There are many other events planned in the Swansea area from pub quizes to a Fairtrade Walk in Fairtrade Fortnight. Visit http://www.fairtradeswansea.org.uk/events.html for details.
Committed to buying locally
Great local cheeses
Fresh fish from the Gower coast
Welsh cakes - a great Welsh tradition
The tastiest Welsh Lamb
Local produce and beverages
An outstanding choice of menus and mouthwatering selections of locally sourced food and beverages.
By buying produce locally, we can reduce the number of miles that ingredients have to travel, which reduces our carbon footprint. Sourcing from local farms and suppliers ensures that money stays in the regional economy, which helps to sustain local jobs.
Les Carmichael, Catering Manager