Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Great Food at Leeds and Fairtrade

Since 2003 Great Food at Leeds (the University’s catering service), has been responsibly sourcing and selling ethical and Fairtrade products, to use in meals and sell in its cafes.

In 2005 the University of Leeds obtained Fairtrade status and our continued support has helped Yorkshire to be named the first Fairtrade region in the country.

We understand that choosing to back Fairtrade and ethically sourced products is one way we can stand with those vulnerable communities on the front line of the climate crisis.

As a consumer, YOU too have the power to help make a change socially and environmentally on the products you choose to buy.

At Great Food at Leeds, we understand that it is our responsibility to inform our customers about making these choices as well as making sure we provide a good variety of ethically traded products available across all of our cafes.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes. People who are often exploited and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, Great Food at Leeds will be shining the spotlight on the ingredients and suppliers we use and sharing information on how we can all make informed choices when it comes to Fairtrade and ethically sourced products.

Fairtrade and Sustainability

So, how does Fairtrade fit in with sustainability? Ellie, a final year BSc Geography student and one of the Community Reps at LUU writes about this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme 2021, and the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with.

Read Ellie’s blog post here

Get involved!

Follow our social channels below to find out how you can get involved or join the ‘Choose the World You Want’ online festival on the Fairtrade website with your friends and family.

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