Get Involved

Contact us
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group: E-mail  info@fairtradeguernsey.com

Want to get involved?

Here’s 10 ideas of how you can support Fairtrade……
1. Purchase Fairtrade products whenever and wherever possible.

2. Encourage your family, friends and workmates to do the same.

3. Encourage your workplace to support Fairtrade by using Fairtrade refreshments…….tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate, etc.

4. If you’re a student, encourage your friends, teachers and school council to do all they can to use Fairtrade.

5. Look out for new Fairtrade products.

6. If you’re a sports lover, see if your team can use Fairtrade footballs and other Fairtrade sports equipment.

7. Encourage your church, club or organisation to use Fairtrade refreshments whenever possible.

8. Bake Fairtrade cakes and sell them to raise awareness of Fairtrade and perhaps raise some funds.

9. Sing a Fairtrade song in your choir or band.

10. If you’re getting married try to include Fair Trade items in your planning. E.g. Fairtrade gold, wine, flowers, favours, fashions, etc.

 

“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things…..”2 Weeding the nursery, Conacado Co-operative

The great strength of Fairtrade is ordinary people doing extraordinary things and by our efforts effecting significant change in the way the world works, for the betterment of Third World Producers. Without Fairtrade many Third World farmers have to make a genuine choice between putting food on the table and sending their children to school. The Fairtrade system ensures that they can earn a decent wage, and live a dignified and sustainable lifestyle; it means that they can make poverty history for themselves. It also gives the farmers and workers a sense of pride that someone in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is choosing their product because of the Fairtrade label; they become something more than a distant, forgotten producer at the end of a very long supply chain. In this way the Fairtrade system brings together consumers and farmers; it gives us all the opportunity to play our own part in making trade fairer.

The Fairtrade premium is a sum of money paid on top of the agreed Fairtrade price for investment in social, environmental or economic development projects, decided upon democratically by producers within the farmers’ organisation or by workers on a plantation. The premium fund is typically invested in education and healthcare, farm improvements to increase yield and quality, or processing facilities to increase income.

The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group was formed by volunteers with the aim of raising awareness of and support for Fairtrade in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. This focus will continue and is dependent on the support of so many people. More and more people are needed to grow the influence of Fairtrade and the main thrust is to see as much purchasing of Fairtrade products as possible in order that the benefits will accrue for Third World Producers. Our individual purchasing of Fairtrade is easily done.

But, the Steering Group is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help undertake the vital organising and monitoring of local activities and initiatives. If you think you might be able to help we’d be delighted to hear from you. For more information why not contact Steve Mauger on 728064 or email at stevemauger@cwgsy.net. Everyone is invited to organise an event or an initiative that will raise awareness of Fairtrade.

For great tips, ideas and resources, contact – The Fairtrade Foundation

www.fairtrade.org.uk

Sign-up as a local supporter of Fairtrade – It’s easy! All you need to do is to provide / offer / sell a minimum of four products with the Fairtrade Mark on. Please register on-line now

Contact us
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group: E-mail info@fairtradeguernsey.com

Links:

Action Aid Guernsey
Aid Reaching Children
Bridge to Sri Lanka
Christian Aid
Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fairtrade Island – States of GuernseyChief-Ministers-statement-on-Fairtrade
Fairtrade Jersey
Marks & Spencer
Oxfam
Save the Children Fund
Shared Interest www.shared-interest.com
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited https://www.channelislands.coop/food-stores/fairtrade/fairtrade-products/
The Good Food Group
The Mundi Group
Traidcraft www.traidcraft.co.uk
http://www.valeearthfair.org/Vale Earth Fair
Valerio Jewellery www.valeriojewellery.com

http://www.visitguernsey.com

Waitrose www.waitrose.com

Contact us
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group: E-mail info@fairtradeguernsey.com

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be held on Thursday 27 July 2017 @ Capelles Community Centre, St Sampson’s, @ 7.30 p.m.

Meeting is open to anyone interested in Fairtrade who wishes to help.