This year we are celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual celebration of the people who grow our food and make our clothes. Fairtrade supports farmers and their families who live in some of the poorest countries in the world, and who are often exploited and badly paid. For 2019 there is a focus on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love.
See some of the events and activities we have planned below:
guess the coffee bean competition
Spot our jars of coffee beans at 5th Floor Eatery, Perch Cafe, 30 Russell Square, 43 Gordon Square, and Clore Building, and take a guess at how many there are. Closest will WIN a Fairtrade goodie bag! Just email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairtrade food and drink items will be discounted throughout the fortnight at all Birkbeck cafe and eatery outlets. Keep your eyes out for your regular favourites, along with some special new additions.
Tuesday 26th February: 12pm - 1pm
Tuesday 5th March: 12pm - 1pm Main Entrance, Birkbeck Main Building
Wednesday 27th February: 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday 6th March: 12pm - 1pm
Manson Foyer, Keppel Street, LSHTM
Come taste some new Fairtrade product samples, enter our 'Guess the Coffee Bean' competition for the chance to WIN a Fairtrade hamper, and find out more about Fairtrade, its mission, and how you can get involved further.
Tuesday 5th March, 1pm - 2pm 5th Floor Restaurant, Main Building
Who says pancakes are only for pancake day?! Come along and make your own at this lunch time session.
Go original with Fairtrade sugar and lemon, or treat yourself with Fairtrade chocolate, bananas, and vanilla. The choice is yours!
Its just too good to go - workshop
No one likes to waste food, especially if a lot of time, energy, and human resources have gone into producing it. But how can we be better at avoiding the bin?
Too Good To Go, an innovative food waste app (and recent partner with Birkbeck) will be delivering a presentation and quiz on how you can get more from your food purchases, save money, and continue to support organisations such as Fairtrade.