27th February 2023 – 12th March 2023 all-day

logo of the Fairtrade FoundationYou might think that saving the planet from Climate Change is more important than worrying about buying fairly traded products.

However, as Pope Francis’s encyclcial Laudato Si emphasises – everything is related.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation comment:-

This Fairtrade Fortnight, join us in spreading a simple message: choose Fairtrade now and help save our favourite foods. 

Did you know cocoa, bananas and coffee could soon be much more difficult to find on our shelves? 

Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 

But here’s the good news. 

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! 

You will find ideas for action and resources to help you organise something in your parish by going to their website:-

Fairtrade Foundation