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upcoming activities & ongoing campaigns
Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 11 March 2012)
Each year MMUnion has special stalls and promotions for fair-trade products and we are working hard to further develop our partnership with MMU on the Fairtrade University accreditation.
This year, MMUnion will be asking everyone to take a step for Fairtrade. It can be a simple step, like swapping your tea to Fairtrade, or a bigger step, like asking everyone in your office to do it too. You’ll be joining thousands of others all over the UK when you take a step for Fairtrade. Make it as inventive, daring, funny or messy as you like. Every step counts for millions of farmers, workers and their communities in developing countries who urgently need a better deal from trade.
Love Food, Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste is the ‘Waste Not Want Not’ of the modern day, providing handy tips, advice and recipes for leftovers to help everyone waste less food.
6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year.
Reducing food waste is a major issue and not just about good food going to waste; wasting food costs the average family £420 a year and has serious environmental implications too.
If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the CO2 impact would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 5 cars off the road.
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Snap it Off!
Snap it Off! is NUS’s campaign to get unnecessary lights switched off on campus. For more information about the campaign and how to win prizes Click Here