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Fair Trade Campus Week 2017

September 21, 2017

Poster promoting Fair Trade Campus Week Sept 25-29. Poster. Photo of someone holding freshly-picked coffee beansFair Trade Campus Week will be September 25-29 this year. As with years past, we have some fun activities planned.

When you purchase a fairtrade 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.

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

Show How You Support Fair Trade and Win!

Photo of student with their Fair Trade coffee holding a sign that says "I Support a Fair Deal"

Show how you support Fair Trade and be entered to win!

During Fair Trade Campus Week, get caught with a certified fairtrade product on Campus and be entered to win free coffee for a month*! We will be popping up all week at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses catching you in the act of supporting Fair Trade and entering you for our prize draw.

Never in the right place at the right time? Don’t worry! You can also share with us how you support Fair Trade on social media and be entered to win. Simply:

  1. Take a photo or video demonstrating your Fair Trade commitment.
  2. Post it on social media using the hashtag #FTCampus
  3. Make sure you tag us (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Fair Trade Fair

Thursday, September 28 | 11AM – 1PM | Library Hallway, Notre Dame Campus

An ACC student holding a tray of Fair Trade baking.

ACC Students will be handing out Fair Trade Banana Rum Biscotti at the Fair Trade Fair.

Our office has partnered with the ACC International Baking Students again to bring you a free Fair Trade treat: Banana Rum Biscotti dipped in chocolate made with fairtrade sugar, bananas (donated by Discovery Organics) and dark chocolate (donated by Camino). See the full list of ingredients here.

And what’s biscotti without coffee or tea? De Luca’s will also be there sampling their fairtrade coffee and we will sampling the fairtrade Numi teas that are now available on campus.

We are also excited to have Ten Thousand Villages selling their beautiful fairtrade products. Start your holiday shopping early, or pick up something for yourself.

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. Here are some of the ways you can engage with Fair Trade on Campus:

  • The 3 Numi Organic teas now available at RRC on display at the Buffalo Cafeteria: Golden Chai, Honeybush, Moroccan Mint.

    Fairtrade tea is now available at the Buffalo, Voyageur and Culinary Exchange

    Purchase De Luca’s fairtrade coffee from Food Service locations (except Tim Hortons). Select from College Blend, Ethiopian Dark Roast, and Decaf.

  • *NEW* Purchase Numi fairtrade organic teas from non-Tim Hortons Food Services locations. Available varieties include Golden Chai, Moroccan Mint and Honeybush.
  • Opt for a Dairy Milk fairtrade chocolate bar from the Ox, the Mercantile or a vending machine
  • Buy Fair Trade items at the Campus Store.
  • Participate in Fair Trade events, including Fair Trade Campus Week.

[rg-headline content=”Did you know that you can now buy fairtrade Numi Organic teas at RRC cafeterias? In April 2017, we held a tea tasting and you voted for your favourites – Golden Chai, Honeybush, and Moroccan Mint teas – which you can now buy at the Buffalo, Voyageur and Culinary Exchange.”]

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