FAIRTRADE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
Millions of people across the globe who provide us with our food and fashion are on the front line of the climate emergency. They’re trapped in an unfair trading system that will only drive us further into crisis.
But crucially, together, we can still win a better future.
Fairtrade farmers and workers are fighting back demanding trade that will create a sustainable future for people and planet, and using sustainable farming techniques in line with our Fairtrade Standards.
They are already taking steps to tackle climate change. Will you join them? Add you name to stand with farmers and show businesses and the government in this country we will not accept inaction.
Sign to join the Fairtrade fight against the climate crisis
AGM – Thursday 16th July at 6.30pm at Moores Hotel, followed by a Steering Group meeting at 7pm, followed by dinner for those who wish/are able to to stay.
All welcome. If you’d like to enjoy the meal please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 7th July at the latest and we can show you the menus.
If you have a concern for farmers and their communities in the developing world, a desire to see Guernsey grow its support and an enthusiasm to help, you and your friends are very welcome.
Thursday 18 June 2020, 11.00 a.m. @ The Tearoom, Sausmarez Manor, St Martin’s.
Have a cup of coffee and read about the role of Fairtrade in the future of farming and how its focus from gender imbalances to promoting farming technology and climate change mitigation plans contributes to a more sustainable future for farmers and supply chains for all.
From 2020, all cocoa used in Waitrose & Partners confectionery products is sourced on Fairtrade terms.
Chocolate is a staple of many of our shopping baskets, however despite its popularity, income is low for many of the world’s cocoa farmers. Ninety percent of the world’s cocoa is grown on small family farms where income often fails to keep up with the rising costs of production. Many families in cocoa producing countries across West Africa and Latin America often struggle to access essentials like healthcare, food and education.
Fairtrade works to improve livelihoods by ensuring farmers receive a minimum price which covers their production costs, as well as an additional Premium to invest in their communities. Fairtrade supports cocoa co-operatives like CONACADO in the Dominican Republic. CONACADO is a co-operative representing nearly 10,000 smallholder cocoa farmers. Fairtrade has enabled farmers to participate in a diverse range of projects that contribute to both community, personal and economic development.
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.
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.
Guide to Sustainable, Zero-Waste, Ethical Weddings
Here is the full guide: https://www.77diamonds.com/sustainable-weddings
It contains useful information such as:
- An in-depth look at sustainable and ethical weddings – why they are important and how choosing a green wedding helps reduce the strain on the environment.
- Eye-opening statistics about the carbon footprint and waste generated by weddings and the wedding industry as a whole (did you know that around 4,910 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics are used up by weddings annually?)
- How to plan a sustainable wedding – including plenty of tips on finding green wedding planners and suppliers, eco-friendly wedding venues, organic and zero-waste food and catering, and other helpful resources.
- Other useful green wedding resources, organisations, and zero-waste tips and advice to help make weddings more ethically-conscious and environmentally friendly.
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A Guide to Ethical and Conflict-Free Jewellery
This guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
- A good introduction to ethical jewellery and conflict-free production practices to educate and help raise awareness on the importance of responsible and conscious consumer choices.
- The impact of conflict minerals and how ‘conflict diamonds’ fuel violence, widespread corruption, and use of child labour. How unethical mining practices contribute to the destruction of the local environment and the plight of mining communities world-wide.
- Useful tips and advice on finding and buying jewellery from ethically sourced and transparent supply chains. For example, buyers can consult The Responsible Jewellery Council’s website to find suppliers that comply with the best business standards when it comes to ethical production.
- Other resources and information to help you make greener and more conscious choices when it comes to jewellery and other precious minerals.