Sustainable UCL


Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 at UCL

22 February 2021–07 March 2021, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Pick background with bananas and the words "choose the world you want"

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and help tackle social inequalities by supporting workers around the world. There will be a banana bread baking competition, a Fairtrade Festival and more!

Event Information

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Sustainable UCL

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow Fairtrade food and drinks, and the cotton in our clothes.

As a Fairtrade University, UCL is proud to take part in the celebrations. With the campus closed and people working remotely, for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021  there will be many activities online that you can get involved in.

Focus for 2021
The focus for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 is on Climate Change, to highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities that Fairtrade works with.



UCL Instagram Competition

Share your Fairtrade banana bread on Instagram stories and tag CH&CO @foodatucl . They will choose one lucky winner at random to get a free Fairtrade tote bag filled with goodies worth £30!  For more information, a recipe, and terms and conditions, please visit this page. 

What’s in the Fairtrade tote Bag?

  • Fairtrade 250g bag of Circulo Filter Coffee
  • Two Seed & Bean Bars
  • FT Pin
  • The Fairtrade Revolution Book
  • Notebook
  • UCL reusable mug
  • Hope & Glory Tea Box with Organic Fairtrade Green Tea
  • Clipper Tea bags
  • Divine Chocolate bar
  • Tony's Chocolonely Bar


Fairtrade Fortnight Festival

The Fairtrade Foundation are hosting a free virtual festival on why winning a fairer deal for farmers and workers is critical in tackling the climate crisis.

Throughout Fairtrade Fortnight the festival will feature:

  • Farmers and workers from around the world explaining why they need to earn more to survive a climate crisis that is already hurting their communities
  • Discussions between farmers, other experts and famous faces about what we need to do to choose a better future
  • Music, art and entertainment, from all corners of our passionate and talented global Fairtrade community
  • Fun interactive workshops on sustainable living here in the UK

Sign up here -  action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/73941/subscribe/1?ea.tracking.id=fthp2021

Enter your work to feature in” Choose The World You Want” Exhibition

Are you aged 25 or younger? Young people between the ages of 5 and 25 are invited to share their vision of the world they want for farmers and workers worldwide, and the planet we share.

Create your vision for the world you want, for the planet and everything on it, to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2021. Share your artwork, poem, prose or film for a chance for your work to be exhibited in the online Youth Exhibition at the 'Choose the world you want' festival between 22 February and 7 March 2021. Find out how here - schools.fairtrade.org.uk/teaching-resources/choose-the-world-you-want-an-activity-for-young-people-ages-5-25/

Fairtrade University Network Survey

Take a survey to share your opinion and ideas for Fairtrade schemes and products, which will help influence UCL’s Fairtrade promotions going forward:  mdxl.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_417x0gdUbxKhqzI

Fairtrade University Network Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility

Veronica Heaven, from The Heaven Company, will explore the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) that refers to practices and policies undertaken by corporations that are intended to have a positive influence on the world. The key idea behind CSR is for corporations to pursue other pro-social objectives, in addition to maximizing profits. Examples of common CSR objectives include minimizing environmental externalities, promoting volunteerism among company employees, and donating to charity.

Friday 5th March at 12.30pm – 1.30pm

 Join Zoom Meeting:  mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/95979869406?pwd=S3NRMU1sNzZYMnRIUmZjenB6L1doQT09

 Meeting ID: 959 7986 9406

Passcode: 388062

Fairtrade University Network Webinar on Fairtrade

The Fairtrade University Network has arranged a webinar with Bournemouth University.  Nilufar Verjee, Director of Public Engagement at Fairtrade Foundation will be the guest speaker, setting the scene on Fairtrade and the Climate Crisis and sharing tips on engagement. There will be an open Q&A at the end.

Friday 26th February 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Link via Zoom - bournemouth-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkduysqT8vGNwUgFtspQXbDBUZss8Tfyym 

Fairtrade University Network Debate

The Fairtrade Univesity Network has arranged a Fairtrade Debate on the following topic: "Fairtrade is a minor consideration when it comes to Climate Change"

Join Middlesex University Student Debate Society who will be challenging the discussion with special guest Chair Sophi Tranchell. The aduience can actively participate via a Q&A. 

Wednesday 3rd March 3:00pm-4:30pm

Link zia Zoom - mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/93534043850?pwd=TDRzOEpoUjJreWxFK0NIN2xsNFErZz09 

Host your own event

Host your own online meeting or event. This could be anything from a discussion space, a quiz … even an online coffee morning, a cook along, a crafting session or a talk as part of the Climate Coalition’s Show the Love 2021.

We know you all have so many ideas and anything goes as long as it gives you the opportunity to talk Fairtrade!

On Campus

Banana Bread deal

Whilst we should continue to work and study from home if we can, for those required to be on campus, throughout the fortnight you will be able to get a slice of Banana bread for £1.25 when you purchase a hot drink on campus, don’t forget to bring in your own mug and save 25p!

Fairtrade Sampling

During Fairtrade Fortnight, there will be Seed&Bean FT chocolate sampling on campus. 

Fairtrade Products

During Fairtrade fortnight, CH&CO will be introducing Fairtrade products from Tony’s Chocolonely and Divine Chocolate.

At home

Read up

Discover the stories of farmers affected by climate change here - www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/meet-the-fairtrade-farmers/


Use Fairtrade Foundation’s social media resources to spread the word online and add more voices. You will find posts and banners for your facebook, twitter and instagram along with this Fortnight’s key messages and FAQs to support your online campaigning here. Head to the Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 folder in the Resources Library to see all the full range of materials available.