Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight

From 24 February - 8 March, a range of events and activities will shed light on cocoa, the role of women farmers, and the importance of a living income for everyone.

Date: 19 February 2020

London Met is celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight, with a range of events and activities spark conversations around the importance of ensuring that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income. Running from 24 February - 8 March, this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight takes a particular focus on cocoa, the special role women farmers play in the journey to living incomes, and sharing new stories and tools to get more people choosing Fairtrade chocolate.

The Fairtrade University Award
London Met is taking part in the new Fairtrade University Award in collaboration with The Fairtrade Foundation and the NUS.

Students have more interest in Fairtrade and ethical consumption and the latest NUS survey has shown that 90% of students say they want to buy more products that don’t harm the people that produce them.

The award recognises the various different ways that the University is engaging with Fairtrade and how we support the scheme. Zanda Pipra, Sustainability Assistant at London Met said: “It is important for us not only to support Fairtrade but for our students to understand the impact that the products they buy are having on the people and the planet along the supply chain. By being part of The Fairtrade Awards scheme we encourage people to buy ethically sourced products and understand the importance of ethical consumption.”

Student auditor programme
Being part of the Fairtrade University Award scheme gives our students the opportunity l be trained as on-site auditors through the NUS auditor programme. Find out more and register (deadline for applicants is Friday 3 April). 

Fairtrade Survey
Staff and students are invited to complete the Fairtrade Survey. Those who complete the survey before 6 March have a chance to win a free ticket to a Fairtrade wine tasting event.

There are also four jars of London Met honey available to win for those who complete it by 5 pm, 20 March, when the survey closes. 


Pattern showing joined hands, loudspeakers and money.

The events taking place throughout the week are:

Fairtrade Fortnight informative stalls

When: 25 February, 11-2pm
Where: The Junction
When: 27 February, 11-2pm
Where: Goulston Street reception / The Atrium

Visit our stalls to find out more about Fairtrade and Fairtrade products available at our cafes. Meet our Catering Team to try Fairtrade cupcakes. There will be a Fairtrade Quiz with a chance to win G&B's Milk Miniature Bar Collections!

Film screening - Can trade lift people out of poverty?

When: 4 March, 6-7pm
Where: The Rocket (backroom)

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight events we invite you to a free Fairtrade film in The Rocket's backroom. This film provides an in-depth look at trade and globalisation.

Fairtrade Bake Off for charity

When: 5 March, 12.30 with cake sale until 2pm
Where: The Junction 

Join the Estates Green Impact team to support Fairtrade and our local Islington Charity! Pop by The Junction to buy a slice of cake for £1. You can also bake some Fairtrade cakes and bring them over! Please fill in the registration form if you would like to get involved.

Fairtrade Chocolate tasting

When: 28 February, 1-2pm
Where: The Rocket (backroom)

The Sustainability Team and Students’ Union will be hosting a finger-licking event, where you will be able to taste lots of chocolate, learn more about Fairtrade and what the University is doing about it!

Reserve your free place.