Anglia Ruskin gets students to swap products

Published: 25 February 2010 at 10:06

Anglia Ruskin gets students to swap products

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Anglia Ruskin is taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight with a series of events being held at its Rivermead campus, Chelmsford.

Fairtrade fortnight runs from 22 February to 7 March 2010 and is organised by the Fairtrade Foundation to raise awareness of Fairtrade.

Fairtrade ensures a better deal for producers by paying them a minimum price and a premium that is invested in social, environmental and economic developmental projects. The theme this fortnight is the big swap and students and staff will be asked to swap their normal products for Fairtrade products.

Tea will be swapped to Fairtrade tea and will be served at a tea party where cakes and tea will be sold for charity.  A Fairtrade student v staff football match will be held using a Fairtrade football. There will also be stalls with a Fairtrade raffle, quiz and free Fairtrade chocolate and coffee samples will be given away to promote Fairtrade to both staff and students. The fortnight ends with a talk on 4 March from 6-8pm which will explore the arguments for and against free and fair trade, consumer attitudes and reactions to Fairtrade and experiences from a volunteer who visited coffee growers in Gutemala.

This event is open for all and further information can be found at

To reserve a place email or telephone 0845 196 4060.

Anglia Ruskin University is committed to sustainability and was awarded Fairtrade status in 2007. Fairtrade products are stocked on campus and Fairtrade is promoted to staff and students.