How can you support Fairtrade? Find out in fifteen minutes of Fairtrade fun

Fairtrade Fortnight is here and we are showing our support with fifteen minutes of Fairtrade fun!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Fairtrade? Well, Fairtrade Fortnight is here! This year’s exciting campaign focuses on farmers and the climate crisis, and to show our support we are holding a series of interactive sessions called fifteen minutes of Fairtrade fun. Each short session will include an interactive discussion about Fairtrade, and all attendees will receive free Fairtrade chocolate!

These sessions will be packed with lots of great resources include a Fairtrade wheel of fortune, and an optional raffle through which we will give away a hamper filled with exciting Fairtrade goodies.

Choose a link that works for you and we’ll see you in the session:
Wednesday 3rd March 9:30 am
Wednesday 3rd March 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10th March 9:30 am
Wednesday 10th March 1:30 pm

We will also be joining a Public Health lecture on Tuesday 13th April to deliver our fifteen minutes of Fairtrade fun and to discuss more about the work we do for Fairtrade in the Sustainability Team. For more information please contact Jess Tasney at


In addition to our sessions, take a look at some other exciting events you can attend below:

Kingston University/ Friday 26th February at 3:30pm-5pm/ The Challenge of Fairtrade: Climate Change and Social Justice

The Fairtrade Foundation will give a talk alongside a panel discussion on the merits of Fairtrade in relation to social justice and climate change, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in current development and environmental issues.

This is a public event and anyone with the link can join. Attendees can use the Q&A option to submit questions to the panel either in advance (just use the link and even though the meeting has not started you can submit a question) or on the day. All questions are moderated before they are published for all to see, and attendees can only use this medium to engage with the panel.

To join, please use the link: The Challenge of Fairtrade: Climate Change and Social Justice

Middlesex University/ Wednesday 3rd March at 3pm-4:30pm/ Student Debate on Fairtrade

Join our student debate society who will be challenging the discussion around Fairtrade and climate change. With special guest Chair Sophi Tranchell. Audience participation for Q&A. Tickets available at:

To join, please use this link.

London MET University/ Thursday 4th March at 1pm/ Fairtrade and Community Engagement

In this event we will share information on how to get involved in Fairtrade work through the University and your community. We will share resources and ideas how students and academics can support Fairtrade through their studies or research and our guest speaker Marie Larvin from Tower Hamlets Fairtrade Steering Group will address Fairtrade work in the Borough and community work.

This event is open to the public, please share and get in touch with us. You can also find us on social media @GreenLondonMet.

To join, please use the link: Fairtrade Fortnight: Fairtrade University, Borough and engagement

Middlesex University/ Friday 5th March at 12:30pm-1:30pm/ Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Lecture Veronica Heaven Director of The Heaven Company
Veronica Heaven will explore the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) that refers to practices and policies undertaken by corporations that are intended to have a positive influence on the world. The key idea behind CSR is for corporations to pursue other pro-social objectives, in addition to maximizing profits. Examples of common CSR objectives include minimizing environmental externalities, promoting volunteerism among company employees, and donating to charity.

To join, please use this link.

If you can’t make it to our fifteen minutes of Fairtrade fun sessions, or you just want to learn more about Fairtrade Fortnight, take a look at the Fairtrade website here.

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