Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is taking place 27 February – 12 March 2023. This year we want to highlight the links between Fairtrade and Climate change, with a focus on three key products: cocoa, coffee and bananas. All of these are threated by the changing climate and obviously that’s bad news for us and disastrous for the producers. But buying Fairtrade can help because the extra money can help farmers diversify their crops and move towards more climate- friendly farming methods.
Could you help to get this message across by showing a film, inviting a speaker or sharing posts on social media>?
It’s a simple message: choose Fairtrade now and help save our favourite foods. More of us choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power, and support for those communities, as they work to build sustainable and prosperous futures.
So not only is choosing Fairtrade best for people and planet, it could help save everyday treats like chocolate, bananas and a hot cuppa!
Let’s try and get this information out as widely as possible.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2023
We do have plenty of plans for Portsmouth:
A banana week at the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery
A Fairtrade breakfast at the Anglican Cathedral
Posters around the City
Talks to community and faith groups
A Fairtrade film on the Big Screen in Guildhall Square.
The Lord Mayor’s coffee morning on 13/3
A meeting with Chat over Chai
More information soon.
JOIN OUR BIG FAIRTRADE GET TOGETHERS
This year we are running free online Big Fairtrade Get Togethers.
Sign up to these exciting live events to hear from Fairtrade farmers and other experts on what needs to change so we can have a sustainable future for our favourite foods. These free events will run throughout Fairtrade Fortnight and are open to everyone.
If you’re organising a local event, you could tune in to these Big Fairtrade Get Togethers as a group. There will be chances to ask questions of our expert panel too.
SPREAD THE WORD
We need action taking place in every part of the country to spread the word about the power of Fairtrade. Whether it’s a coffee morning, a quiz night, social media post or something completely different, we look forward to hearing more about what’s going on in your area. Visit our Resource Library for more tools and ideas on how to spread the word.
Want some inspiration? Check out nine of the Fairtrade Fortnight events that really stood out for us in 2022.
Choosing Fairtrade now can help save the future of our favourite foods. You can find out all about different Fairtrade commodities on these Buying Fairtrade pages – you might be surprised!
During Fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation are planning a number of exciting activities – sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear.