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Posted on July 22, 2019. Filed under: Carshalton, Chocolate, Event, Fairtrade Fortnight, News, Sutton Council, Wallington |

Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August

Come and visit our Fairtrade Stall

Environmental Fair, Carshalton Park,

Click here for more on the Environmental Fair.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Theme – She Deserves a Living Income.

Many cocoa farmers, men and women, are underpaid, exploited and can’t earn enough to live on. This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign was based on the story of women cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and how Fairtrade supports and empowers women. Click here to learn more.

Local Fairtrade Fortnight Events

Sat Feb 16th – Fairtrade stall and short film at afternoon and evening shows at the Community Cinema at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road. Fairtrade chocolate cakes made by members of St. Nicholas church were very popular!

Sat March 9th – Fairtrade stall, all day at Sutton Central Library. The Mayor, Steve Cook, visited and gave his support.

Fairtrade Displays in all Sutton Borough libraries were prominent throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.

See also: https://www.beechesbaptist.org/fairtrade.htm

Dates For Your Diary

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Mon 24th February – Sunday 8th March

Click here for more information about next year’s events.

Did you celebrate World Chocolate Day on 7th July 2019?

Six million people globally depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

Facts about Fairtrade chocolate

1. In 1994, Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate bar became the first Fairtrade-certified product in the UK.

2. Divine chocolate company. Launched in 1998, it was the first farmer-owned confectionery brand in the UK.

3. Cocoa is produced in tropical environments between 10ºN and 10ºS of the Equator.  Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are the top selling countries.

4. Cocoa trees yield pods at peak production levels by the fifth year, but for all their hard work, cocoa farmers gain very little from a profitable global cocoa trade.

5. Most cocoa farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire live on less than $1 a day. Poverty, and related issues such as child labour, is the key challenge faced by cocoa growing communities. With Fairtrade sales, farmer cooperatives receive the Fairtrade Premium which they spend on improving the quality and productivity of their farms, to increase incomes.

6. 25% of all Fairtrade cocoa growers are women.

7. Education is key to the future. Fairtrade Africa currently trains cocoa farmers in financial management, governance, good agricultural practices, gender and child labour.

8. Fairtrade chocolate accounts for 12% of total sales in the UK – and the trend for Fairtrade-certified cocoa is growing.

(Source: Fairtrade Foundation)

Check out and enjoy Fairtrade chocolate bars in your supermarket and local stores.

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Sutton’s first citizen joined Fair-trade celebrations

Posted on March 9, 2015. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight |

It was a busy day at the Fair-trade stall in the St Nicholas Centre on Saturday 7 March 2015.  Sutton’s Mayor, Cllr Arthur Hookway also joined the local Fair-trade team.

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Labour PPC pops along

Posted on March 8, 2015. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight |

Emily Brothers, Labour PPC for Sutton and Cheam, took time out of her campaign schedule to meet up with the local Fair-trade team.

Emily Brothers, Labour PPC for Sutton and Cheam, took time out of her campaign schedule to meet up with the local Fair-trade team.

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Local MP joins Fair-trade Fortnight celebrations

Posted on March 7, 2015. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight |

Thank you to Paul Burstow MP for coming along to our Fair-trade stall during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Thank you to Paul Burstow MP for coming along to our Fair-trade stall during Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Posted on January 14, 2015. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight |

Fairtrade fortnight is on from 23 February to 8 March this year.

 

If you are a school, church or community group you can register for some free resources from the Fairtrade Foundation.

 

If you organise an event or activity, please let us know and we can promote it and feature it on our website.

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Eco Audits at Sutton Council

Posted on May 16, 2014. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight, Sutton Council |

During this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight Sutton Council undertook eco audits.

This took place during the second week of the fortnight which coincided with Climate Week and happened at the Council’s main offices in St Nicholas Way and Denmark Road.

A fair-trade chocolates were left on the desks where staff had switched off equipment.

 

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Go bananas this year

Posted on February 19, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: |

Fairtrade Fortnight runs between  February 24 and March 9

This year the campaign is ‘Make Bananas Fair’ and aims to end the supermarket price war over the cost of bananas which is driving farmers and workers in banana producing countries into poverty.

Do join us at local events:

Wednesday 5 March, Fairtrade tasting at the  Co-op in Carshalton High Street.

Saturday 8 March,  Fairtrade stall St Nicholas Centre

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Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on February 16, 2014. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: |

Meeting the face of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014.

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Fairtrade and John Fisher

Posted on February 13, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: |

The John Fisher School is holding a Fairtrade event on Saturday 1 March at 7pm in the sports hall.
The ticket price of £10 includes a fish and chip supper.  Tables are for 8-10 people.
Tickets can be obtained by sending a cheque to the school along with food requirements and emailing Diane Pereira on dpereira@btinternet.com.
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Fairtrade Fortnight in Sutton

Posted on February 11, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: , |

This year FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT is taking place between February  24 and March 9, and the message is a wider one that just raising awareness about the importance of Fairtrade – the campaign “ Stick with Foncho to abolish unfair bananas “ is about trade justice .

Calendar of events in Sutton to mark Fairtrade fortnight:

Launch of Sutton’s Fairtrade retail directory – a definitive guide to everywhere that you can purchase Fairtrade goods in Sutton

Wednesday 5 March – Fairtrade tasting at Carshalton Co-op

Saturday 8 March – Fairtrade Stall in St Nicholas Centre

What are you doing in your church, school  or business – do let us know so that we can spread the word locally.

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