World Fairtrade Day 2012
TAKE A STEP FOR 2012
Why does February feel like such a long time ago? Thinking back, Fairtrade Fortnight gave us the opportunity at the beginning of the year to set a trend, to start buying Fairtrade products with the “Take a Step” campaign and maintain the momentum throughout the year.
The activity on campus encouraged us to switch to Fairtrade at the People and Planet stall in the Student Centre. Luke George 2 nd year undergraduate won the Fairtrade hamper full of Fairtrade goodies when registering his step online.
What’s next in the Fairtrade calendar I hear you cry?
Saturday is World Fairtrade Day and as you’re lying in bed thinking how can I make a difference, why not swap your coffee or orange juice to Fairtrade? Emily Parry, MPhil/PhD Research in Electronic and Electrical Engineering says, “I *love* fairtrade instant hot chocolate! It tastes lovely! *REALLY* nice stuff, and then there's the principle of the thing on top of that. Delicious!”
Or if you’re feeling more generous here’s a few suggestions to help you create a Fairtrade brunch with friends.
- Blueberry or banana pancakes
- Full range of flapjacks and cereal bars
- Muffins, brownies and banana or sultana loaf cake
- Fairtrade jams and spreads
While many high-street supermarkets will stock Fairtrade products the range will vary from store to store.
Each step leads to a better deal that millions of farmers and workers in developing countries urgently need.
Register your step on line at fairtrade.org.uk/step
EVERY STEP COUNTS