This year it will run from 27th February to 12th March with the theme of food – focussing on how choosing Fairtrade can help to protect some of our favourite foods, such as chocolate, bananas and coffee, which are at serious threat from the impacts of climate change. As a Fairtrade workplace and valued Fairtrade Guernsey supporter, we’d love you to join us in spreading a simple message: making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.
Here in Guernsey, the Fairtrade Steering Group is organising the following events and activities:
- Big Fairtrade Breakfast – Saturday 25th February from 8.45am at Les Cotils. Enjoy a full English or Continental breakfast in the company of friends and some great speakers.
- Fairtrade Quiz – Saturday 4th March from 7pm at St Martin’s Community Centre. Tickets £12 per person for teams of 4-6. Price includes a ploughman’s platter, a glass of wine or a soft drink, Fairtrade cakes and tea/coffee. Why not get a work team together!
- Big Fairtrade Get Together – Thursday 9th March from 7pm, venue tbc. Hear from Fairtrade farmers and other experts on how we can have a sustainable future for our favourite foods, both internationally and locally. Combines a live online event organised by the Fairtrade Foundation with local speakers from the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering group and The Soil Farm.
- Children’s Fairtrade Trail (20th February to 12th March) – follow our trail around St Peter Port and find 12 Fairtrade products displayed in participating businesses. Make a note of the letters on the pictures, rearrange them to make a well-known Fairtrade term and send us your answer to be in with the chance of winning a £25 voucher.
If you and/or your colleagues are interested in attending any of these events please email email@example.com. More information can be found on our Facebook page @FairtradeGuernsey and on our website www.fairtradeguernsey.com. Please help us to spread the word!
In addition to these events, we are encouraging Fairtrade Workplaces like yourselves, as well as other local businesses and community organisations, to get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight any way they can – perhaps for retailers by setting up a Fairtrade product or poster display, for hospitality venues by offering a special Fairtrade menu, or for workplaces by organising a staff event such as a Fairtrade bake-off, a product tasting or a lunch-and learn-session. There are lots of ideas on the Fairtrade Foundation website as well as resources and materials to download. Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group members are also happy to support with speakers or materials if required – just get in touch! We’d love to hear about any initiatives or events that you do plan so that we can help to promote them