support and promote Fairtrade, further encourage the use and sale of Fairtrade products and to serve only Fairtrade coffee and tea at meetings it is responsible for.
Ensure that one half of the churches in your denominational area have become a 'Fairtrade Church'.
Encourage other local churches, parishes, circuits etc. to adopt a Fairtrade policy. As far as possible,
display literature advertising the fact that Fairtrade products are used and served there.
Attract media coverage and continue raising awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark. If possible, make reference
to denominational area's Fairtrade status on the relevant website.
Set up a Fairtrade steering group to take responsibility for monitoring that these goals continue to be met and developed over time.
IThinking of others is something that goes hand in hand with Christmas?
What has it got to do with Fairtrade?
Remember, choosing items with the single word 'Fairtrade' and associated logo allows you to buy with confidence, and feel assured that producers are receiving a fair return along with a premium while working in appropriate conditions.
FAIRTRADE IN 2017 — OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU AND OTHERS
Our Fairtrade Circuit status conveys responsibilities for each of us as individuals and as worshipping communities within the Circuit.
Responsibilities that give life, purpose, wellbeing and hope to individuals, families and communities. We may never meet these people but this is also applies to many of the things to which we contribute, such a blood donations and Charity appeals.
What FAIRTRADE opportunities will be available to you in 2017?
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2017 27th Feb- 12th March
During this fortnight watch out for events and offers.
The theme this year is 'Put Fairtrade into your break'. Why not share some Fairtrade snacks and drinks with colleagues and visitors. Take some Fairtrade products into work to share during breaks.
You could do this at anytime of year. They don't last long at my works!
If you are buying Chocolate eggs, whatever the size, go for those made of Fairtrade chocolate. Certain lines of Egg even include the Easter story to add meaning to the experience of eating Britain's favourite sweet
VISITING A NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY?
If you do you will now have the opportunity to drink Fairtrade tea and coffee as well as choose other Fairtrade products from their restaurants/ coffee shops following their commitment to use them.
DOING YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING:
Look out for a Fairtrade symbol, visit Fairtrade websites (eg Traidcraft , Ethical superstore etc) or contact Rod Thorpe (Fairtrade contact).
I'm sure you can add more. Do share your positive experiences of Fairtrade goods with others and let me know if you have any feedback.
#Questions about Fair-trade?