Buy Right: Universities
People & Planet students voted for a campaign to revolutionise the way universities do business - now its time for the big launch. The Buy Right campaign aims for universities to respect human rights throughout their supply chains, from field to factory to student union shops.
University contracts with companies are worth £8 billion per year. This can be used as a tool to protect people’s human rights. The Buy Right campaign will build on the incredible success of over 300 universities, schools and colleges getting Fairtrade Status and go much further.
Programme highlights include:
Buy Right: Introduction to the brand new People & Planet Corporate Power Campaign- Find out how you can take action
Wear Fair: Schools and Colleges
Image © Students at Ealing and West London college
In schools and colleges across Britain, students and staff are wearing uniforms and sportswear made with cotton that was picked by cotton workers not earning enough to survive. We can and will make a difference to this. Fairtrade schools and colleges succeeded in improving the lives of poor food and drink producers, but there is still a £1 billion market in school and college clothing that has not got much better, until now. The Wear Fair campaign aims to transform schools and colleges and it is already proving a massive success.
Wear fair programme highlights include:
- The Shirt Off Your Back - Meet TV’s Stacey Dooley
The Reclaim Research Project: Universities
In our universities arms companies design new deadly weapons, drugs companies privatise AIDS vaccines and oil companies work out how to get even dirtier stocks out of the ground. What happened to education for the public interest; helping to solve social and environmental problems? People & Planet have decided to find out with the Reclaim Research Project. Come and join in the first national participatory research project to sniff out corporate influence on campus.
Reclaim Research programme highlights include:
- University: Public interest or an arms factory?- Meet the Guardian journalist that exposed BAE
Reclaim Research Project- Become a ‘super sleuth’ and sniff out corporate influence on your campus