This Fairtrade Fortnight (22nd Feb to 7th Mar), Fairtrade Guernsey is running the following events:
‘Choose the World you Want’ creative competition for all school-age children, deadline Friday 26th Feb
Throughout the whole Fortnight – Big Fairtrade Lockdown Breakfast. Treat yourself to a special breakfast at home with family or have a business breakfast online with work colleagues. There is a Fairtrade hamper to be won for the best picture posted on Facebook.
Sat 27th Feb from 7.45pm – Fairtrade Virtual Quiz (see Facebook page for joining instructions)
Sat 6th March at 10am – climate themed virtual story time with the Guille-Allès children’s library
To find out more about all these events and how to take part, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeGuernsey
…..and our Annual Fairtrade Quiz will hopefully be held this Autumn.
This is a Fairtrade renewal year for Guernsey, and we need your help to reach more islanders with the Fairtrade message and show them the power they have as consumers and active citizens.
Through various events, we’ll be telling the stories of Fairtrade cocoa farmers and explaining the different that only Fairtrade makes to women like Therese and Edith.
Receiving the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium has enabled Therese to send her children to school and give them opportunities she did not have. For Edith, being a Fairtrade certified farmer, has enabled her to access training and empowered her to diversify her income to bring in more money for her and her family.
Only Fairtrade is fighting for cocoa farmers to earn the living incomes they deserve as well as supporting these women to raise their voices and bring positive change to their families and communities.
We need your help to share their stories and show the demand for chocolate made by companies doing business differently. You could hold a storytelling session in your workplace, school or church, take part in our plans to spread their stories across the island by hiding some ‘storybombs’ for people to find, or display some posters where staff and the public can see them.
There’s still time to order resources directly from the Fairtrade Foundation or get in touch with the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group via firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.
The Campaigner Action Guide plus ideas for how your business or community organisation can get involved are available to download from the Fairtrade Fortnight website.
We’d love to hear what you’re planning for this Fairtrade Fortnight so hit reply and let us know!
Don’t forget to look out for details of our plans at https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeGuernsey/.
We hope to see you at some of our events!
Thank you for your support.
Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group
Monday 9 December, from 6.00 to 8.30 p.m.
In the Parish Hall.
It’s farmers like Ebrottie in Cote d’Ivoire, Zeddy in Kenya and Theresa in Nicaragua who are already experiencing the effects, leaving them working longer, for less, and damaging their community.
Read more at www.fairtrade.org.uk