FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22nd Feb - 7th March 2021
Choose the world you want
This year's fair is all about highlighting the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade foundation works with.
The facts are straightforward.
- Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
- Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
- Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change.
The Fairtrade Foundation works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.
This Fortnight, we are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change.
Join our annual fairtrade event online at: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/fairtrade-fortnight
Where you can learn more about the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers, watch the videos online. Enter our prize draw Instagram competitions, download the Fairtrade Vegan & Gluten free Banana cake recipe to bake at home and much more!
Brookes University was the first Fairtrade University
All coffee served in our retail outlets across all campuses is Fairtrade
We also supply Fairtrade Clipper tea, hot chocolate and sugar
All our bananas are Fairtrade
A selection of Fairtrade chocolate is available from our outlets
Life water making a Difference
Life Water bought on campus funds drinking water wells in area’s of the world that would otherwise haveno access. Through partnering with Life Water and drop4drop, Gather & Gather have funded the construction of 20 clear water projects, changing the lives of over 18,000 people. Having a clean provision of water now means that the communities no longer have to face the threat of water-borne illnesses and can focus on their livelihoods, education and family life.
As part of its commitment to using sustainable and Fairtrade food, Food at Brookes pledged to sell at least one charitable water across the University’s campuses. For every bottle of Life Water sold, the ethical bottled water company, via their partner charity Drop4Drop, funds the delivery of 1000 litres of clean drinking water to communities in need around the world.
To find out more visit: www.life-water.co.uk/gatherandgather