Winners of the Fairtrade Fortnight quiz announced Articles

In March we ran a programme of events to support Ethical Food and Fairtrade Fortnight.  It's aim was to raise awareness about ethical food provision and highlight the benefits of Fairtrade products, as well as to encourage more of the university community to move from disposable items to reusable when buying food and drink.  

One of those initiatives was an online quiz. There were over 150 entries in the online quiz with 53 correct entries. The winners of the prizes were selected randomly, so congratulations to:

  • Nina Kant Mandal who won first prize, a meal for two at Jamie's Italian in Greenwich,
  • Sophi Marten who won a voucher for use in the university catering outlets, *
  • Louisa James, winner of Fairtrade chocolates,
  • Debbie Wiltshire, winner of Fairtrade wine,
  • Lucy Smith, winner of a refillable water bottle, *
  • Metodi Naydenov, Kate Grubb and Ikra Shahid, winners of reusable coffee cups. *

* indicates other winners of these prizes who chose not to include their names in this article.

The aim of the fortnight was to raise awareness about ethical food provision and highlight the benefits of Fairtrade products, as well as to encourage more of the university community to move from disposable items to reusable when buying food and drink.

And in case you're wondering the quiz answers were:
  • The average amount of Fairtrade cups of tea drunk by Britons per year is 876 cups.
  • Milk is not certified as Fairtrade.
  • Fairtrade does deliver better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
  • The university was awarded the official Fairtrade University status by the Fairtrade Foundation in March 2011.
  • Sugar Smart is the campaign used by the Jamie Oliver Foundation to tackle obesity, and the university has also pledged to reduce its sugar.
  • Free tap water is available to refill water bottles at all campus catering outlets.
  • The discount for using a 'keep cup' or ceramic mug in our catering outlets is 10p.
  • The university is one of 3 universities in the UK to have been awarded Food For Life Gold certification in all of our catering outlets.
  • A 'meat' lover's carbon impact is twice that of a vegetarian.

Simon Goldsmith, Head of Sustainability said it was "great to see so many people across the university get involved in the all of the events we arranged" - if you want to find out more, and how you can get involved with a variety of sustainable initiatives see Sustainability at the University of Greenwich.