WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING?
We've ensured that all refreshments provided by them at meetings and events is ethically sourced, that's things like Fairtrade teas, coffees and sugars for all meetings. We have also committed to only providing vegetarian and vegan options at our events and meetings. In 2020, we promoted Fairtrade chocolate during Go Green Week giving students an opportunity to sample Fairtrade chocolate and find out which companies buy Fairtrade, as well as running events throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.
Our Sabbs have been campaigning for more vegan options in the AUB shop and in the cafés and we now have a salad bar in the canteen and more vegan options in the shop (vegan sausage roll anyone?). They also successfully lobbied for microwaves on campus so students can self-cater.
AUBSU are working with the University to apply for creditation to show that, where possible, all food and drink is Fairtrade. AUBSU will continue to campiaign for more vegan options, which is better for our planet.