Fairtrade and Sustainable Food Fair

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.

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.

Tony’s Chocolonely
‘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
Hybrid event
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


  • 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

Food Rescue - a panel discussion and research presentation

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

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