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Fairtrade Fortnight 22 February-7 March 2021

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place this year between 22nd February to 7th March.The fortnight is usually a time where thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes. This year, the focus of Fairtrade Fortnight is climate change, and the growing problems this poses to farmers and workers within the Fairtrade community.

The two-week period will highlight the challenges that climate change poses for farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras. Many farmers from these countries have spoken about climate change being one of the biggest obstacles their generation is facing.

This year we will journey through Fairtrade Fortnight and look at some of their stories and ways we can get involved. Choosing to buy Fairtrade ethical food and drink is everyday activism and is the simplest way to change the world. Through Fairtrade, farmers and growers can earn enough to feed their families, send their children to school, provide a future for their local community, and look into solutions to the problems they face due to climate change.

We will also be showing videos and articles that highlight Fairtrade products. Already we have some great ideas coming from members of our Circuit. Why not get involved yourself and send any reflections on the fortnight or perhaps even a video of your own use of Fairtrade products?

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Rev Mark Carrick on mark.carrick@methodist.org.uk

Did you know?

  • The Fairtrade Foundation was jointly founded by Traidcraft in 1992, with the aim of establishing the standards that underpin today's well-known Fairtrade mark.
  • Fairtrade Fortnight started in Edinburgh in 1997
  • Fairtrade Fortnight is now celebrated in a number of countries around the world, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • There are over 100,000 Fairtrade campaigning groups in the UK, and over 4,500 Fairtrade labelled products available for sale.
  • Fairtrade Fortnight takes place every year.

Activity

Here is a link for more information on what Fairtrade is all about. Why not grab a coffee and take a few minutes to check out the page, here: 'What is Fair Trade?'

J-Gang

As J-Gang won't be able to cook you a Fairtrade Breakfast this year we are going to share some Fairtrade videos, quizzes and recipes with you over Fairtrade fortnight. Why not challenge yourself to have a go at baking one of the recipes or at least adding a Fairtrade item to your shopping basket. All the main supermarkets do Fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate, bananas and ice-cream but many do other items such as cocoa powder, drinking chocolate, sugar, roses, biscuits, vanilla essence, dried fruit, honey, jam, marmalade and wine.

Each day we will be publishing videos, recipes, and activities on our  Facebook page, so why not visit us each day and join in with the J-Gang throughout Fairtrade Fortnight?

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