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Fair Trade Campus Week September 26 – 30

September 20, 2016

Handprint in coffee beans

Fair Trade Campus Week is September 26-30

Fair Trade Week will soon be upon us, and there are a lot of fun activities planned (did someone say “free ice cream”?) to help raise awareness about Fair Trade, to learn about Fair Trade options on campus, and to provide updates on our efforts to become Manitoba’s first Fair Trade Campus.

When you purchase a Fair Trade product, you are ensuring that farmers and workers in developing countries that helped bring that product to market are receiving adequate compensation for their hard work, that they have safe working conditions, and that environmental standards were met in its production.

Fair trade is a true embodiment of sustainability – working to address economic, social and environmental issues of our globalized economy.  This is why Red River College is working to become the first Fair Trade Campus in Manitoba. Some of our efforts can be readily seen when you enjoy De Luca’s Fair Trade coffee from Food Service locations; purchase a Dairy Milk Fair Trade chocolate bar from the Ox, the Mercantile or a vending machine; or participate in Fair Trade Campus Week.

Red River College is proud to be the only campus in Manitoba that is participating in Fair Trade Campus Week. Here’s how you can get involved:


ALL WEEK

Fair Trade Challenge
Share a way you support Fair Trade or make a Fair Trade Pledge and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Each tag during the week is an entry to win one of 3 Fair Trade Prize Packs.


Monday, September 26

Fair Trade Mug Shots
8–11AM, Notre Dame Campus, Voyageur and Buffalo Cafeterias
Get “caught in the act” of purchasing De Luca’s Fair Trade Coffee and get your mug shot taken for our sustainability wall.


Tuesday, September 27

LUNCH & LEARN –  “Fair Trade, More than just Great Coffee”
12:05–12:55PM, Notre Dame Campus, eTV Studio (GM22)
Speakers: Sara MacArthur, Manager of Sustainability, RRC;
and Kyra Moshtaghi Nia, Board Member, Canadian Fair Trade Network

Fair Trade coffee and tea provided. Enter to win a door prize!
Can’t make it? Watch the live stream on blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming


Thursday, September 29

Fair Trade Mug Shots
8 – 10AM, Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, Culinary Exchange
Get “caught in the act” of purchasing De Luca’s Fair Trade Coffee and get your mug shot taken for our sustainability wall.

Fair Trade Fair
11AM – 1PM, Roblin Centre, Atrium
Enjoy some FREE ICE CREAM courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s while you learn more about Fair Trade and browse ethical products from the Campus Store.
BYOBowl: bring a reusable bowl for an extra scoop of ice cream!


Friday, September 30

Fair Trade Fair
11 AM – 1 PM, Notre Dame Campus, Library Hallway
Enjoy some FREE ICE CREAM courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s while you learn more about Fair Trade and browse ethical products from the Campus Store, Ten Thousand Villages, and Global Connections.
BYOBowl: bring a reusable bowl for an extra scoop of ice cream!


Fair Trade Campus Week is generously sponsored by Fair Trade Canada as well as many other companies who donate their Fair Trade products to participating campuses. We would like to especially thank the follow for their support: