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Durham University


Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight will take place between 25th February and 10th March, providing the opportunity for all University staff and students to find out more about Fairtrade and how they can support it. The University has been accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation since 2007. This year's Environment Week will also be incorporated into the Fairtrade celebrations.

Big Fairtrade Bake

The key event of Durham University's Fairtrade Fortnight is our University-wide Big Fairtrade Bake. Staff and students will be able to sign up to receive Fairtrade sugar and flour, kindly donated in 2018 by Bidfoods, for the Big Fairtrade Bake competition.

Staff and students who sign up to the Big Bake will be asked to submit a photo of their Fairtrade Bake during the Fortnight to be entered into a prize draw for a selection of Fairtrade goodies. Participating staff and students may also wish to organise a Big Fairtrade Bake Sale or similar events to raise money for charities of their choice.

Enjoy Fairtrade with YUM

Did you know that a large number of products sold in YUM outlets are Fairtrade? From coffee to rocky road, juice to shortbread, there is a Fairtrade treat for everyone.

Staff and students can also receive 20p off the price of a hot drink at any YUM cafe by using their own mug. Why not receive a free hot drink by purchasing a University 'keep cup' available from a number of YUM cafes. Did you know that it take 20 plastic cups and lids to make one 'keep cup'? Why not help to reduce plastic waste a purchae a 'keep cup' today. Further details on prices etc. available.

For more information on Fairtrade products available across the University, visit the online Fairtrade Directory.

College Dining

Many college formals during the fortnight had a Fairtrade or Environmental theme and menu whilst wine receptions were encouraged to consider Fairtrade or vegetarian wine. Colleges also raised awareness of the local food used within menus.

Big Fairtrade Bake Sign Up Form

Sign up your group or as an individual to this year's Big Fairtrade Bake! (Please just have one person sign up per group). You will receive parcels of 250g plain flour and 250g Fairtrade sugar for each member baking in your group.  Closing date for sign up is Friday 15th February 2019.

(For example, if you are signing up as an individual, there would be 1 person baking in your group, and you would receive one parcel of 250g plain flour and one parcel of 250g Fairtrade sugar. If you are signing up on behalf of your group of 5 people, but only 3 people are baking, there would be 3 people baking in your group, and you would receive 3 parcels of 250g plain flour and 3 parcels of 250g Fairtrade sugar.)

Please enter the name of your group's contact e.g. John Smith.

(This information will be used to inform where your ingredients are delivered to).

(Including the group contact)