10 Facts About Fairtrade Fortnight 2013
1/ This year, Fairtrade Fortnight is from Monday 25th February to Sunday 10th March, 2013.
2/ In 2012 we were asked to “take a step for Fairtrade” and just over 1 million steps have now been registered!
But there’s still so much more to do. In 2013, the Fairtrade Foundation want to take Fairtrade further and need your help to reach more farmers and workers who urgently need a better deal from trade.
3/ Fairtrade Fortnight brings together consumers, retailers, licensees, businesses, producers and campaigners nationwide to promote awareness and sales of Fairtrade products and campaign on issues of trade justice.
4/ Find out who is taking a step at Fairtrade events around the country.
5/ Choosing and asking for Fairtrade is one way to ensure farmers and workers can farm into the future and earn enough to provide for their families and invest in their communities.
6/ Fairtrade provides them with the security of knowing they’ll receive a fair price for their crop and the long term stability that comes from having a better relationship with their buyer. Find out more about Fairtrade farmers and workers.
7/ Here`s how YOU can take a step for Fairtrade
8/ Find out what schools can do to support Fairtrade, including sourcing products and suppliers. This link has resources, practical tools and guides to support converting your school to Fairtrade.
9/ Today, Fairtrade Fortnights are celebrated in several countries, most notably Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
10/ You can follow the Fairtrade Foundation and keep up-to-date with events on Facebook
Thank you for reading my Blog Post.
If you are holding an event, or simply participating in one, why not leave a comment below to help promote it?
Have a great Fairtrade Fortnight everyone – Paul