Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Fair
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event to support farmers across the world and promote Fairtrade products.
This year Fairtrade Fortnight is from 27 February to 12 March 2023, but we are kicking it off early with a Fairtrade and Sustainable food fair on 22nd February.
We’ve partnered with local businesses, fellow students and our onsite catering team to bring you the best Sustainable Food and Fairtrade activities, education and offers.
Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Fair with Live Cook-Off
Wednesday 22nd February 2023
The Forum, Headington Campus
11am - 2pm
Expect a delicious variety of Fairtrade food and drinks to try, Fairtrade handicrafts and interesting projects to learn about. There will be a live cook-off by local food groups and our own exec. chef showcasing how to transform leftovers into tasty nutritious meals.
Instagram Cooking Competition
Oxford Brookes University is proud to host a competition on the theme of reducing food waste, as part of the United Nations initiative Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) UK and Ireland Chapter 10th anniversary celebrations. Students across the region are invited to submit competition video or photo entries, which PRME has kindly sponsored with £300 prize money across 3 winners! Follow on Instagram @lovestudentleftovers and on our lovestudentleftovers website.
‘Get to know Tony’s mission’ - In the Student Union Boardroom.
-Lots of choc
-Prizes to be won
-22nd of February - 1.30-2.00pm
Food Waste Expert Panel Discussion
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Kennedy Room, Headington Campus
2.30 - 4pm
In celebration of the Principles of Responsible Management Education, (PRME) UK and Ireland network’s 10th anniversary, Oxford Brookes Business School welcomes you to an expert panel discussion on business and community group approaches to food waste and food rescue solutions.
Good Food Oxfordshire (Sustainable food network) - Fiona Steel: Manager/Jess Copp: Network and Communications Lead
Oxford Food Hub (Food redistribution) - Spencer Lawes: Outreach Coordinator
Oxford City Farm (Growing community)- Sophia Stewart Liberty: Cooking trainer
Replenish Oxfordshire (Supporting cooking and growing)- Joanne Milton: Project Coordinator
Waste2Taste (Community cafe) - Sandra Ruge: Director
Cherwell Collective (Food redistribution and surplus cafe) - Dr Emily Connally (Managing Director Founder)
SOFEA (Oxford Community Larder) - Saman Jamshidifarad: Trustee
B CORPORATION WHOLESALER
Cotswold Fayre (B Corp wholesaler) - Clementine de Zotti: Impact Manager
Greggs (Bakery) - Paul Irwin-Rhodes: Head of Sustainability
Shared Planet - Arielle Rosenthal (Consultant) will share findings of research into food waste practices of hospitality businesses in Oxford
This Fairtrade Fortnight there will also be free online events.
Join our live Big Fairtrade Get Togethers - free online events bringing together the whole Fairtrade movement to hear from Fairtrade farmers and other experts.
Sustainability Team on Twitter: @sustainableOBU
Food at Brookes on Twitter and Instagram: @FoodatBrookes
Brookes Union on Instagram: @BrookesUnion