Fairtrade Fortnight at Green Templeton

Green Templeton is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight, which takes place this year from Monday 22 February to Sunday 7 March 2021.

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The college ensures that only Fairtrade coffee and tea products are served for our conference and dinner refreshments, and in the on-site coffee machines, all available teas are Fairtrade and all coffees are Rainforest Alliance. We also provide Fairtrade sugar and bananas.

Anyone using the Drop Off Dining Service during Fairtrade Fortnight can purchase a bar of Divine Fairtrade Milk or Dark Chocolate (35g) for just £0.50.

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, our Head Chef Chris Lyford’s mum Sheila has shared her special recipe for Fairtrade banana bread, which can be viewed on the recipes from the Green Templeton kitchen webpage, along with other delicious treats.

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight will focus on how climate change is impacting farmers and workers around the world. An online ‘Climate, Fairtrade and You’ festival will run during Fairtrade Fortnight, highlighting the challenge of climate change and poverty that is affecting the future of food and those who produce it, and looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has further impacted their lives.

Events open to everyone during Fairtrade Fortnight include a discussion with Fairtrade farmers on the front line of the climate crisis, a webinar on growing climate-friendly plants at home and on sustainable cooking, and a live quiz night featuring a special guest appearance from Fairtrade Foundation Patron Nick Hewer.

Green Templeton is committed to working sustainably and embedding sustainable thinking through education. We recently won a gold award in the sector wide Green Impact Awards, which recognises changing behaviours and making physical steps towards improving sustainable practices. Find out more about sustainability at Green Templeton.

Created: 23 February 2021

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