Doing our bit for Fairtrade

The University is taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight and all students and staff are invited to take part.

Date: 19 February 2018

London Metropolitan University is taking part in the 2018 Fairtrade Fortnight, a national initiative which aims to make trade around the world fairer, between 26 February and 11 March.

London Met’s award-winning sustainability team have organised a range of activities throughout the fortnight, including the very popular Fairtrade wine tasting night, which will be hosted by Tunde Toki, President of the Students’ Union, and Mark Boansi, the School of Social Sciences and School of Social Professions Sabbatical Officer. Entry is £2 head and all proceeds will go towards Mind Yourself, a charity dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of the London Irish community.

Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Assistant at London Met, said: “This is a great time of the year to remind everyone about the importance of Fairtrade and raise awareness.

“London Met is committed to supporting Fairtrade and we were proud to achieve Fairtrade University status last year.

“We are due to review our Fairtrade Policy to see where we can improve and ensure that we continue to make changes to increase the amount of products we sell and educate students on the importance of it.”

There will be Fairtrade stalls where students and staff can find out more about supporting the farmers and workers that grow our food, and the chance to when a special Fairtrade hamper.

As well as the quiz, there will be Fairtrade stalls in the Junction, Holloway campus on 28 February and at Goulston Street on the Aldgate Campus on 1 March. There is no need to book a ticket for the stalls, just turn up!

Event details
Fairtrade wine tasting night

Friday 2 March, 5-6:30pm, The Rocket (Holloway campus). Entry is £2 a head and must be booked on Eventbrite.

Junction Fairtrade stall

28 February, 11am-2pm, The Junction (Holloway campus)

Goulston Street Fairtrade stall

1 March, 11am-2pm, Goulston Street (Aldgate campus)

Tickets do not need to be booked for the stalls – just turn up!