NEXT MEETING: Thursday 16th January 2020, 4.30pm @ Sackville School
Fairtrade East Grinstead is getting ready for 2020's Fairtrade Fortnight, which will all be about farmers. As usual, we'll be hosting many events to celebrate!
The East Grinstead Town Council today passed a resolution at its meeting renewing its and the town's commitment to Fairtrade. It features several key measures they council will undertake to help Fairtrade in the town.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is 25 years old. Over a generation, the FAIRTRADE Mark has enabled millions of farmers and workers to get a fairer deal for their hard day's work. This little Mark has had a big impact on how shoppers and companies view products, and the people behind them.
Fairtrade EG welcomes our new town Councillor Liz Bennett to the Group, as a successor to Norman Mockford who served from May 2018/May 2019 - thanks Norman. Liz has long been a supporter of our Group and Fairtrade for many years and hopes to be fully involved in Fairtrade Fortnight 2020. Liz is also a West Sussex County Councillor which means she knows about West Sussex being a Fairtrade County as well as what is happening locally in our town.
Traidcraft are the original fair trade pioneers in the UK, advocating the importance of organic farming, sustainability and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world. It was founded back in 1979, when it published its first hand-drawn catalogue, quickly followed by introducing the first Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar to the UK. Visit www.traidcraft.co.uk
If you would like a stall selling Traidcraft goods please contact susanJoy471@hotmail.com We can come to local schools, churches and businesses.
Farmer organisations will be guaranteed a higher price for cocoa sales on Fairtrade terms, as part of Fairtrade’s strategy towards enabling living incomes. The price at point of export will rise by 20% to $2400 per tonne.
Fairtrade partners with innovative new multi-stakeholder initiative to provide market access for tens of thousands of West African small-scale Fairtrade organic farming families.
The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed Percol’s ‘Coffee on a Mission’ rebrand and hails its efforts to lead the industry in becoming more sustainable following renewed commitment to Fairtrade and a pioneering investment in plastic-free packaging.
East Grinstead is a Fairtrade Town, one of 500 towns, boroughs and villages, in the UK recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation.
By buying Fairtrade products in East Grinstead and supporting our activities you can bring about positive change and make a difference. Being a Fairtrade town boosts civic pride and offers an opportunity to act and celebrate together.
Fairtrade East Grinstead is a Community Run Group
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