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World Fair Trade Day

In the face of the global Coronavirus crisis, farmers and workers are playing a vital – but too often forgotten – role.

So this World Fair Trade Day, we’re celebrating their hard work. Join us in sending a big thank you to those keeping food on our plates.

Fairtrade farmers and workers are keeping shelves stocked around the world, but even more importantly they’re working to keep their own communities safe.

How fairtrade producers are helping – https://stories.fairtrade.org.uk/the-key-workers-beyond-our-borders/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=++&utm_content=SC:WFTD+H+Ts

From preparing emergency food parcels to producing PPE, Fairtrade producers are helping some of the most vulnerable communities in the world get through this crisis.

Share their stories this World Fair Trade Day to thank them for their amazing efforts. Let’s make sure everyone appreciates these key workers beyond our borders.

 

Events Schools

Home Learning Challenge for ages 7 – 11

This week, your Home Learning Challenge is to learn more about the farmers behind your cuppa. Join Tayna on her ‘Next Fairtrade Adventure’ to learn more about the effects of climate change on tea farming and how Fairtrade can tackle some of these effects.

My Next Fairtrade Adventure Ages 7-11

Here are our favourite two activities this week! 

Host a virtual Fairtrade tea party

Stock up on Fairtrade tea and host your own virtual Fairtrade tea party! Decorate place mats or menus, get stuck into some Fairtrade baking and give your grandparents or friends a call! If you’re not keen on technology, have your tea party with others in your house. 

Design a Fairtrade tea box

You’ve been tasked with designing the latest box of Fairtrade tea! Watch ‘My Next Fairtrade Adventure‘ for design inspiration and use your creativi-tea!

Send pictures of your tea party or tea box to schools@fairtrade.org.uk or tag us on Twitter (@FairtradeUKEd) for a chance to be featured in our next newsletter. And don’t forget to visit our website for more tea-riffic resources! 

Events News Supporters

Fairtrade AGM – POSTPONED

Our AGM on 24th March has been postponed in line with current advice on social distancing. A new date will be advertised once it is considered safe to meet. In the meantime we look forward to sharing some good news about Guernsey’s Fairtrade Island status. Watch this space and thanks again for your continued support.

Events News Supporters

If you’ve been inspired by Fairtrade Fortnight…..join us on the journey…

Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group

AGM

on Tuesday 24th March from 7.30pm in the Writing Room at Moore’s Hotel.

Agenda:

1. Apologies
2. Approval of the minutes of the last AGM on 5th March 2019
3. Presentation of Chairman’s report

4. Presentation of Treasurer’s report and approval of financial statements
5. Presentation and approval of new constitution
6. Election of Officers
5. AOB

Everyone interested in working to make our world a fairer place very welcome.

Events

Fairtrade Fortnight Events Diary…..

This Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb to 8th Mar), the Fairtrade Guernsey is running or supporting the following events:

• Fairtrade story writing competition for primary schools, closing date Friday 28th Feb
• Sat 22nd Feb, 8.45-10am – Big Fairtrade Breakfast @ Les Cotils (reserve your place – email: stevemauger@cwgsy.net)
• Sat 29th Feb from 7pm – Fairtrade Quiz @ St Martin’s Community Centre (reserve a table of 6, email: info@fairtradeguernsey.com)
• Wed 4th March from 7pm – free speaker event in partnership with Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development
Commission and Guernsey for Freedom @ the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
• Sat 7th March 10am-12pm – children’s activity morning @ Guille-Allès library
• A Fairtrade lunch menu will also be available throughout the Fortnight at Hideaway Patisserie and Brasserie

About Fairtrade: The international Fairtrade system exists to end poverty through trade. The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent certification body and NGO which licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on more than 5,000 products which meet its rigorous social, economic and environmental standards. This independent label signifies to consumers that farmers and workers across 73 developing countries are getting a better deal from trade.

Today, more than 1.6 million people who work hard to produce coffee, tea, cocoa, bananas, wines, flowers, cotton,
gold and many other products benefit from Fairtrade, which campaigns for as well as enables a fairer system of global trade. Beyond certification, the Fairtrade Foundation is deepening its impact by delivering specialist programmes to help disadvantaged communities boost productivity in the face of challenges such as climate change.