Fairtrade Fortnight 27th February - 12th March 2023

Fairtrade and Climate Justice  - Choose the World You Want

This year's Fairtrade fortnight begins at the end of February and focuses on the theme of Climate Change and the catastrophic effect it is having on producers in the Global South.


Centuries of exploitation of people and planet by the world’s wealthiest have caused the climate crisis.  50 percent of global emissions are the responsibility of the highest-earning 10 percent of people.  But it’s the communities already facing extreme hardship due to unfair trade who are feeling the worst effects of climate change: increasingly extreme weather, more frequent plant disease and more insecure food supplies.   Wealthier nations like the UK are responsible for the global systems that have caused the unfair climate crisis.

If we do nothing, foods such as coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy.   Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow.


However, we can help, by;- 

  • Buying fairtrade goods when we shop.   More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities. By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. 
  • Joining us, Hackney Fairtrade Group, this Fairtrade Fortnight 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'. 

You can catch up with us during the fortnight, see/buy our fairtrade range, enter our raffle, chat with us about fairtrade, or join our group at;-

  • 27th Feb – 12th March - Fairtrade Display in Central Library. 1 Reading Ln, London E8 1GQ
  • 2nd March 10.30 - 3pm - Stall in Council’s Service Centre, 1 Hillman St, London E8 1DY
  • 8th March 10.30  - 12 noon onwards- Fairtrade Coffee Morning (and possible stall outside- weather dependent) at Victoria Park Community Centre, 5 Gore Road. E9 7HR
  • 10th March  6.30pm onwards - Stall at Sustainable Hackney Film Showing, The Oil Machine'  St Paul’s Church, West Hackney, 182 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7UE   https://sustainablehackney.org.uk/events/hackney-film-event-the-oil...

You can also buy Fairtrade goods at any time in shops such as:- 

Hackney Fresh, Coop Stores, M & S, Sainsbury's

 and some goods in Tesco's , Lidl's, Aldi.

To join Hackney Fairtade Group email - sandramcleod90@hotmail.com

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