Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Sustainability

Fairtrade

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Loughborough was one of the first universities to become a Fairtrade university in April 2005. Both the students' union and Campus Living have been the instigators for Loughborough to become a Fairtrade university and continue to work to renew the accreditation every year.

The students union and Campus Living played a large part in assisting Charnwood in becoming a Fairtrade Borough in 2006 and now many of the local schools are looking to becoming Fairtrade schools which the university are supporting them in.

Loughborough University, Campus Living and Loughborough Students Union are committed to promoting, supporting and using Fairtrade, as well as understand it is a major part of our contribution within the global community.

Loughborough University, Campus Living and Loughborough Students' Union's committments include:

As well as selling products at the Campus Living retail outlets student union shops we work together with promoting events for Fairtrade fortnight, have regular Fairtrade stalls in the atrium at the Edward Herbert building, promote Fairtrade events, film showings and talks from the Fairtrade foundation.

We have a Fairtrade steering group which meets by-monthly to arrange Fairtrade events and look at new Fairtrade products which we could promote. We always try to encourage new members to the group.

If anyone wishes to join the group please call 01509 234396. A representative from the steering group attends the Charnwood Action for Fairtrade (CAFF) meetings.

Raindrops for Life

As an initiative to support Fairtrade, Campus Living in partnership with WEDC and The National Forest Spring Water Company promote the Raindrops for Life campaign through Campus Living, refresh and fuel spring water sold across the campus throughout all the Campus Living outlets, refresh delivered service, fuel taste and dine outlets and is also used at Holywell Park, Burleigh Court and Burleigh Springs.

A donation from each bottle goes towards Raindrops for Life to provide water harvesting tanks in the Dhar region of India in conjunction with WEDC. We have, to date, provided seven water harvesting tanks.

Read more about the Raindrops for Life campaign

 

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