Fairtrade Fortnight

University of Aberdeen Campus (Various)

Monday 26 February 2018 at 9am - 5pm

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight, organised by the AUSA Environment and Ethics Committee in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen Fairtrade Steering Group, is promoting Fairtrade throughout the campus during this fortnight. Get ready for free food, and interesting discussions! Check out the full calendar events programme below (please note giveaways and taster sessions on strike days will take place on the Regent Walk picket line, AUSA Environment and Ethics encourages all to support the strike and not cross the picket lines). 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
26 February - 11 March

Monday 26th February 
Fairtrade Banana Giveaway
Regent Walk Picket Line 
Free Fairtrade bananas. Keep an eye out for a banana-costume clad Fairtrade campaigner giving out bananas and flyers detailing all the events we have going on throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.

Monday 26th February
International Development, Multinational Companies and Workers’ Rights
6pm-8pm, Macrobert 302
Join the Model United Nations (MUN) society for their weekly debate, which this week will focus on the theme of Fairtrade – discussing workers’ right and international development.

Tuesday 27th February, Tuesday 6th March
Aberdeen For a Fairer World Stall
10am-2pm AUSA Students’ Union Lobby
Aberdeen For A Fairer World will be selling a host of fairtrade products including chocolate, coffee, and clothing.

Tuesday 27th February, Tuesday 6th March
12pm – 4pm
Each Tuesday, the VegBag scheme offers a large bag of local, organic vegetables for just £6. Place your order by 5pm on Tuesday to collect a bag the following week from The Student Marketplace stalls in AUSA Students’ Union Building Ground Floor.

Tuesday 27th February 
Chocolate-Making Workshop
5pm-6.30pm, The Chaplaincy Kitchen
Free chocolate! Using Fairtrade chocolate, learn how to make some delicious chocolate treats with Franziska, who will guide you through a variety of ways of cooking with chocolate.

Friday 2nd March
Aberdeen For a Fairer World Stall
10am-2pm Suttie Centre, Foresterhill
Aberdeen For A Fairer World will be selling a host of fairtrade products including chocolate, coffee, and clothing. Come along and check out their range!

Friday 2nd March (Public)

Powered by Pecha Kucha Night
Linklater Rooms
Originating in Japan, the PechaKucha presentations last 6 minutes and 40 seconds with 20 images lasting each for 20 seconds. On this night we will be hearing a range of different PechaKucha talks from students and staff at The University of Aberdeen exploring fairtrade, social responsibility, and sustainability. Free fairtrade snacks available.

Wednesday 7th March, Friday 9th March 
Fairtrade Tasters
Regent Picket Line / AUSA Students’ Union Lobby
Sample some delicious Fairtrade coffee and chocolate in the lobby area of the AUSA Students’ Union and pick up some information on the importance of Fairtrade to farmers across the world.

Wednesday 7th March 
Shared Planet Café
12pm-3pm, The Chaplaincy Kitchen
Shared Planet Café is a student run food co-operative that provides affordable, healthy, and ethical meals to students and the local community. Come down to The Chaplaincy for £1 soup, 70p toasties, and fairtrade snacks.

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