Category Archives: Fairtrade

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources. read more

Go Green Salford

From Monday 13th February – Friday 10th March we will be running a series of free events and activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and engage with the University community.

You can find details below of the activities planned so far and there will be further events announced soon. If you would like any more information please contact Neva Mowl or Bec Bennett.

Monday 13th February

Meat-free Monday – Tweet UoS_Sustain a photo of your #meatfreemonday lunch or dinner and you could win a prize! read more

Go Green Salford

From Monday 13th February – Friday 10th March we will be running a series of free events and activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and engage with the University community.

You can find details below of the activities planned so far and there will be further events announced soon. If you would like any more information please contact Neva Mowl or Bec Bennett.

Monday 13th February

Meat-free Monday – Tweet UoS_Sustain a photo of your #meatfreemonday lunch or dinner and you could win a prize! read more

We Sat Down to Stand Up for Farmers and #Fairtrade!

The thin months, the months of the big stomach, the times of silence – these are just some of the ways the farmers behind our breakfast describe the times of the year when they struggle to feed themselves and their families. Image

Millions of farmers and workers in developing countries are going hungry, missing meals or, worse, facing a year-round struggle to get enough food to eat, despite working long hours to provide for our breakfasts. This is why this year the Fairtrade Foundation had the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight of Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers.
Seasonal hunger is common to coffee and cocoa farmers who harvest once or twice a year and have to make the money last until the next harvest. That’s to keep a family fed, clothed, housed, educated and healthy. On banana and tea plantations, poor pay leaves them with hunger throughout the year. Malnourishment, stunting, illness and infant mortality can be brutal realities when there isn’t enough food. read more

We Sat Down to Stand Up for Farmers and #Fairtrade!

The thin months, the months of the big stomach, the times of silence – these are just some of the ways the farmers behind our breakfast describe the times of the year when they struggle to feed themselves and their families. Image

Millions of farmers and workers in developing countries are going hungry, missing meals or, worse, facing a year-round struggle to get enough food to eat, despite working long hours to provide for our breakfasts. This is why this year the Fairtrade Foundation had the theme for Fairtrade Fortnight of Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers.
Seasonal hunger is common to coffee and cocoa farmers who harvest once or twice a year and have to make the money last until the next harvest. That’s to keep a family fed, clothed, housed, educated and healthy. On banana and tea plantations, poor pay leaves them with hunger throughout the year. Malnourishment, stunting, illness and infant mortality can be brutal realities when there isn’t enough food. read more

Green Impact 2014/15 !

Welcome back staff and students to another big year at the University of Salford! The sustainability team have a number of exciting initiatives planned for this year including the university’s involvement in Green Impact for a second year.

The team want to firstly say a big thank you to Charlie Spring for all the hard work she put in during 2013/14. Charlie spearheaded the inaugural year of Green Impact which was a huge success and a real tribute to Charlie’s work. She got eleven staff teams on board and supported them throughout the year. She also recruited and trained a number of students as Project Assistants and Auditors providing them with valuable transferrable skills and sustainability knowledge to assist them in their employment. We are lucky to be keeping Charlie within the university where she will be undertaking a PhD in food waste so we look forward to seeing her around. Thanks Charlie! read more

Green Impact 2014/15 !

Welcome back staff and students to another big year at the University of Salford! The sustainability team have a number of exciting initiatives planned for this year including the university’s involvement in Green Impact for a second year.

The team want to firstly say a big thank you to Charlie Spring for all the hard work she put in during 2013/14. Charlie spearheaded the inaugural year of Green Impact which was a huge success and a real tribute to Charlie’s work. She got eleven staff teams on board and supported them throughout the year. She also recruited and trained a number of students as Project Assistants and Auditors providing them with valuable transferrable skills and sustainability knowledge to assist them in their employment. We are lucky to be keeping Charlie within the university where she will be undertaking a PhD in food waste so we look forward to seeing her around. Thanks Charlie! read more

Team Green Crescent: what Green Impact means to me

Green Crescent are ready to hit ‘submit’ on their Green Impact Bronze workbook. Progress dragged at first, but with the movement of the Governance Service Unit team into Estates H/Q came a new flush of enthusiasm and a well-stocked team. With regular meetings and the help of our trusty Green Impact noticeboard, we’ve finally got our twenty criteria completed. Pesterings, complaints of wonky Switch-Off stickers, cycling/recycling, composted (Fairtrade) banana skins and a personal heater amnesty later, and we’re ready to be audited. read more

Team Green Crescent: what Green Impact means to me

Green Crescent are ready to hit ‘submit’ on their Green Impact Bronze workbook. Progress dragged at first, but with the movement of the Governance Service Unit team into Estates H/Q came a new flush of enthusiasm and a well-stocked team. With regular meetings and the help of our trusty Green Impact noticeboard, we’ve finally got our twenty criteria completed. Pesterings, complaints of wonky Switch-Off stickers, cycling/recycling, composted (Fairtrade) banana skins and a personal heater amnesty later, and we’re ready to be audited. read more

Fairtrade Fortnight: it started with a bang(ana)

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Salford students: mixed feelings about the fairness of banana trade

Fairtrade Fortnight was marked by events all over Manchester. Unfair football matches were rigged for players to experience the un-level playing field, Ghanaian cocoa growers met audiences around the city and Manchester Art Gallery hosted a banana grower from Colombia. Indeed the banana took centre stage this year: you may have spotted some dotted around the campus, suspiciously human-sized. The Sustainability team handed out Fairtrade bananas around the university and snapped students, staff and visitors sporting ‘banana smiles’. read more

Fairtrade Fortnight: it started with a bang(ana)

salf FT fortnight

Salford students: mixed feelings about the fairness of banana trade

Fairtrade Fortnight was marked by events all over Manchester. Unfair football matches were rigged for players to experience the un-level playing field, Ghanaian cocoa growers met audiences around the city and Manchester Art Gallery hosted a banana grower from Colombia. Indeed the banana took centre stage this year: you may have spotted some dotted around the campus, suspiciously human-sized. The Sustainability team handed out Fairtrade bananas around the university and snapped students, staff and visitors sporting ‘banana smiles’. read more

Greening SURF

Guest post by Dr Vicky Simpson, SURF

The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) has always regarded sustainability as a key focus of its work. The SURF Centre is committed to reducing its environmental impact and helping to make the planet more sustainable and responsible.

In November SURF signed up to participate in the University supported Green Impact Scheme. Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students that gets staff and students working together to bring about positive change in their workplaces. read more

Greening SURF

Guest post by Dr Vicky Simpson, SURF

The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) has always regarded sustainability as a key focus of its work. The SURF Centre is committed to reducing its environmental impact and helping to make the planet more sustainable and responsible.

In November SURF signed up to participate in the University supported Green Impact Scheme. Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students that gets staff and students working together to bring about positive change in their workplaces. read more

Greening your Impact this Christmas (and an update!)

Green Impact is in full swing, and we’re nearly at the *final deadline* for teams to sign up (18th December), so to be in for a chance of winning an award for your office (and making it cosier as well as more sustainable), get in touch ASAP (c.spring@salford.ac.uk). We have a team of trained-up student project assistants ready to help your team get on with getting gold. Criteria are designed to cost little or nothing, and you’ll win a beautiful award at our summery celebration in June 2014. So really, what are you waiting for? read more

Greening your Impact this Christmas (and an update!)

Green Impact is in full swing, and we’re nearly at the *final deadline* for teams to sign up (18th December), so to be in for a chance of winning an award for your office (and making it cosier as well as more sustainable), get in touch ASAP (c.spring@salford.ac.uk). We have a team of trained-up student project assistants ready to help your team get on with getting gold. Criteria are designed to cost little or nothing, and you’ll win a beautiful award at our summery celebration in June 2014. So really, what are you waiting for? read more

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Review

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who took part and supported this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight activities and the wider Sustainability Month. This year’s theme was ‘Take A Step’ for Fairtrade to get people to think further than simply buying Fairtrade Products. Millions of farmers in developing countries are trapped in poverty because they don’t receive a fair price for their goods. They are trapped by global trade rules and are powerless at the bottom of a long supply chain. By buying Fairtrade you are supporting these farmers by helping them to lift themselves out of poverty and giving them a global voice. read more

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Review

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who took part and supported this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight activities and the wider Sustainability Month. This year’s theme was ‘Take A Step’ for Fairtrade to get people to think further than simply buying Fairtrade Products. Millions of farmers in developing countries are trapped in poverty because they don’t receive a fair price for their goods. They are trapped by global trade rules and are powerless at the bottom of a long supply chain. By buying Fairtrade you are supporting these farmers by helping them to lift themselves out of poverty and giving them a global voice. read more

#gogreensalford get involved!

Find out how to travel, study, work, eat and live with less impact on the environment, save money on bills and help the local community at #gogreensalford

#gogreensalford, beginning Monday 11th February will see a variety of events and activities around the University campuses to show how individuals can take small steps to reduce their impact on the environment and benefit themselves while contributing to tackling global issues such as climate change.

On Monday 11th Feb staff and students can get involved with the Incredible Edible University launch and get tips on growing your own as well as information on having a vegetable box delivered to University from Wholebox. read more

#gogreensalford get involved!

Find out how to travel, study, work, eat and live with less impact on the environment, save money on bills and help the local community at #gogreensalford

#gogreensalford, beginning Monday 11th February will see a variety of events and activities around the University campuses to show how individuals can take small steps to reduce their impact on the environment and benefit themselves while contributing to tackling global issues such as climate change.

On Monday 11th Feb staff and students can get involved with the Incredible Edible University launch and get tips on growing your own as well as information on having a vegetable box delivered to University from Wholebox. read more