If the boycott
in your student union is up for renewal or there isnt
one in place then start an awareness raising campaign and
forward a new motion to the student union.
Draw up a calendar
of events in the run up to the referendum. Maybe dedicate
one week a month to an information campaign. Use ideas from
below in the info campaign and publicise the events in student
If your student
union has a boycott in place, then put info leaflets about
why there is a boycott in all union outlets.
Write an article
for the student newspaper, womens officer/group newsletter,
magazine or a local paper. Baby Milk Action stands by all
the claims it makes and Nestlé has never taken legal
action against it. However, be careful not to change meanings
in editing Baby Milk Action materials. We will check your
article for you if you wish or alternatively use the template
article in the pack.
Launch a buycott
campaign to promote fair-trade goods instead of Nestlé
and a Kick Nestlé off Campus Completely Campaign
so the boycott extends to all of campus!
with development groups and societies, fair-trade groups,
mothers groups, local Baby Milk Action groups, womens
groups and AIDS campaign groups at your university or in your
Hold a video evening
(see resource sheet) or speaker meeting. Contact
Beth for details.
Hold a vigil at
your university or in your town centre. Make a noise or light
a candle every 30 seconds to symbolize another needless infant
Organise a speaker
meeting with us, or a debate with Nestle. Baby Milk Action
will send a representative, but try and give us plenty of
notice. We will require travel costs.
Join us in early
March for a national solidarity day of protest against Nestlé.
We aim to have protests at every Nestle office and factory
through-out the UK. See pack for details of your nearest one
or contact Beth
at Baby Milk Action Student Network.
Send an open letter
(template in pack) to your university asking for a campus-wide
boycott. Copy the letter to the university catering and residence
services, conference facilities, student media and independent
Find out from
your careers centre about any visits by Nestlé to your
university for graduate recruitment purposes. Then hold a
protest! Ideas and help from the Student Network. Make leaflets
to hand out, or order some from Beth.
lists up in all halls of residence. If you have a boycott
in place your university may do this for you find a
sympathetic sabbatical officer!
Hold an information
stall in your union or outside the library. Order leaflets,
posters, petitions and info from us. We can provide Baby Milk
Action merchandise at a discount to help you raise funds your
group. Perhaps give out samples of free-trade alternatives
often fair trade companies will be happy to provide
free samples, or contact the Fair Trade Association (see resources
Picket any outlets
serving Nestlé products and hand out leaflets.
Poster and sticker
everywhere! See sticker templates in pack, in the downloads
section or contact
Beth to get a poster template emailed to you.