Fairtrade Fortnight! - (27 Feb - 11 March)

Posted by Phil Marshall on 27/02/2012 22:03

Fairtrade FortnightWHY TAKE A STEP?

Because trade isn’t working for the world’s poorest

Millions of people in developing countries depend on farming. But they are trapped in poverty by the rules of world trade, keeping those at the start of supply chains powerless to earn enough to cover their costs and with nothing to save for their families.

But with just one step you can be part of changing this

Choosing Fairtrade offers farmers and workers a better chance to work their way out of poverty, through fairer wages, safer conditions at work and a little extra, called the Fairtrade premium, to invest in projects to improve life for their whole communities.

Little steps add up to big changes

As you know, there’s a lot of support all over the UK and beyond for Fairtrade, people in their everyday lives, doing what they can to put fairness first, at home, at school or in their work life. But we need to reach more farmers and workers struggling to get by. So that’s why we’re asking for 1.5 million steps for Fairtrade in 2012.

What will yours be?

Your step for Fairtrade can be as simple as trying a new Fairtrade product, or as big and bold as launching  a campaign to persuade your business to go Fairtrade. Every single one counts, because together they lead to life-changing projects in developing countries. You can find out more when you register your step

How about....

  • Inviting a friend out for a Fairtrade coffee
  • Organising a Fairtrade chocolate tasting at school
  • Telling your friends on Facebook about your favourite Fairtrade product
  • Buying Fairtrade tea bags when it’s your turn at work
  • Joining your local campaign group
  • Asking your local shop to stock more Fairtrade choices

Every step counts towards our total of 1.5 million steps we’re hoping to achieve by the end of 2012 – one step for every farmer and worker in the Fairtrade system.

Why not join millions of others and take a step for Fairtrade now?

That step could be really important for another human being far away.

Neil ArmstrongEchoing Neil Armstrong........

"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

Will you take your part in changing the World?

Register your step now or pick up a step card in Church.

Please “Make space in your life for Fairtrade!” Go on take a step! 

FAIRTRADE! “It’s out of this World!”



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