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This week is Fair Trade Campus Week and Brock University is celebrating by becoming Canada’s sixth Fair Trade Campus - second in Ontario after Guelph - to be designated by Fairtrade Canada.
The campus designation was made possible by the hard work of the Brock Fair Trade Club student group, and the University’s and Brock University Students’ Union’s (BUSU) food services operators.
“We’re thrilled to get the Fair Trade Campus designation,” says Anneka Bosse, co-president of Brock Fair Trade. “It’s proof that all of our hard work is paying off.”
As part of Fair Trade Campus Week at Brock, information tables featuring fair-trade bananagrams will be on display in the Guernsey Market and BUSU’s General Brock Store will also be hosting giveaways all week long.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25. at 2 p.m., in the Collabratorium, there will be a free screening of the documentary Black Gold, which follows the efforts of an Ethiopian coffee union manager as he travels the world to obtain a better price for his workers’ coffee beans.
And on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Brock Fair Trade Club will host a ‘Play Fair’ coffee house in the Guernsey Market where a ceremony will take place to formally recognize the University’s Fair Trade Campus designation.