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Leaders from SFU Inspire Fair Trade Campus Week

October 23, 2017

SFU is calling on its community of students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership to choose products that change lives and support Fairtrade to drive much-needed change for farmers in Global South countries during Fair Trade Campus Week.  

 

Having the perfect cup of tea or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the treats we enjoy every day are struggling to make a living.  From September 25 - 29th SFU will join forces with the rest of Canada to help demand a fair deal for disadvantaged farming communities by holding the fair trade awareness events.

 

Join leaders leaders across Canada from Sept. 25-29th in raising awareness about Fair Trade by attending the events below and using #FTCampus:

 

    Date Event     Location 
Mon., Sept. 25 Trivia and Giveaway  12-3pm outside MacKenzie Cafe
Tues., Sept. 26 Fairtrade cotton t-shirt signing  12-2pm outside of SFU Burnaby Bookstore
Wed., Sept. 27 Fairtrade banana giveaway & interviews  12-2pm- find and take a selfie of the gorilla running around Burnaby campus!
Thurs., Sept. 28 World's Largest Fairtrade Bake Sale  12-3pm outside Mackenzie Cafe and Dining Hall    
Fri., Sept. 29 Trivia and Giveaway 12-3pm outside SFU Burnaby Dining Hall

*Enjoy 99 cent coffee all week long within SFU Dining Services. 

**Meet the 2017/2018 SFU Fair Trade Ambassadors who will be on campus all week and follow @SFUsustain for live updates.

“The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve,” explains SFU Fair Trade Campus Manager Torrye McKenzie.  “Choose Fairtrade when you next shop, or ask your local store to stock Fairtrade products. Join the fair trade movement – because farmers deserve sustainable incomes.” Fairtrade has paved the way for better, more sustainable ways of trading. By buying products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark consumers can help farmers earn a viable income, creating sustainable development. 

 

Mélissa Dubé, Outreach and Marketing Manager for Fairtrade Canada said: “Campuses across the country come together to demand for trade and social justice. Their passion and commitment contribute to sustainable changes for farmers in terms of long term commercial relationships with companies. We invite everyone, from campuses, to retailers, to businesses, to towns, to schools, to individuals to make a conscious choice by demanding Fairtrade products. Products that reflect their values.”   

 

Fair Trade Campus Week is an annual campaign that runs for one week during the month of September. It will complement Fairtrade Canada’s work towards supporting farmers and producers in countries of the Global South.  

SFU Fair Trade Campus Manager Torrye McKenize explains, “The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve.  Choose Fairtrade when you next shop, or ask your local store to stock Fairtrade products.  Join the fair trade movement – because farmers deserve sustainable incomes.”  Fairtrade has paved the way for better, more sustainable ways of trading. By buying products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark consumers can help farmers earn a viable income, creating sustainable development. 

 

Mélissa Dubé, Outreach and Marketing Manager for Fairtrade Canada says, “Campuses across the country come together to demand for trade and social justice. Their passion and commitment contribute to sustainable changes for farmers in terms of long term commercial relationships with companies. We invite everyone, from campuses, to retailers, to businesses, to towns, to schools, to individuals to make a conscious choice by demanding Fairtrade products. Products that reflect their values.”   

 

Fair Trade Campus Week is an annual campaign that runs for one week during the month of September. It will complement Fairtrade Canada’s work towards supporting farmers and producers in countries of the Global South.  

SFU Fair Trade Campus Manager Torrye McKenize explains, “The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve.  Choose Fairtrade when you next shop, or ask your local store to stock Fairtrade products.  Join the fair trade movement – because farmers deserve sustainable incomes.”  Fairtrade has paved the way for better, more sustainable ways of trading. By buying products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark consumers can help farmers earn a viable income, creating sustainable development. 

 

Mélissa Dubé, Outreach and Marketing Manager for Fairtrade Canada says, “Campuses across the country come together to demand for trade and social justice. Their passion and commitment contribute to sustainable changes for farmers in terms of long term commercial relationships with companies. We invite everyone, from campuses, to retailers, to businesses, to towns, to schools, to individuals to make a conscious choice by demanding Fairtrade products. Products that reflect their values.”   

 

Fair Trade Campus Week is an annual campaign that runs for one week during the month of September. It will complement Fairtrade Canada’s work towards supporting farmers and producers in countries of the Global South.