31 Mar Never Give Up!
Fairtrade Fortnight this year was, of course, different. The Fairtrade Foundation made good use of technology to offer a Festival of webinars on the theme of Choose the World you Want. These are available on the FTF website www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want. The message was an encouragement to show our support for farmers who are providing us with food while they wrestle with the impact of the climate crisis.
In Keswick we flew the Fairtrade banner from the Moot Hall and had an impressive display of Fairtrade goods available in Booths. We had a variety of
Meanwhile we have been making contact with the Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouses in Keswick. We have been very happy to find how many of them – more than we know of – do indeed serve Fairtrade products, usually as part of a wider commitment to ethical consumption. Of course, Fairtrade is part of a wider movement so this is very encouraging. At a time when it sometimes seems as if Fairtrade is no longer as visible as it once was, this inspires us to continue to campaign.
There was a hiccup in our use of social media to advertise Fairtrade Fortnight, but you can still find information on https://twitter.com/FairtradeK and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FairtradeK/
And please buy a Fairtrade Easter Egg!