Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Make Bridgend a Fairtrade County and make Wales a world first

Everyone in Bridgend should get behind the bid to Make Bridgend a Fairtrade County and schoolchildren can lead the way.

I am urging local shoppers, schoolchildren, local businesses and Bridgend County Borough Council to back the campaign and support Wales’s bid to become the world’s first Fairtrade country.

Fairtrade guarantees a fair price and safe working conditions for producers of things like tea, coffee, chocolate or fruit in poor countries. It gives us the peace of mind that no child labour was used to make the products we use at home.

Making Bridgend a Fairtrade county means committing ourselves to buying, selling and using Fairtrade products as much as we can, and raising awareness across the local community, in schools, churches, council meetings and any get-together.

I am always impressed by the grasp Bridgend schoolchildren have of global poverty issues and I would like them to have their efforts to promote fair trade recognised by gaining Fairtrade School Status. Our children’s pester power will get us all buying Fairtrade.

Schools in Bridgend can become Fairtrade schools by following the advice on the website, all local teachers and pupils should take a look.

This Labour Welsh Assembly Government is committed to encouraging Fairtrade and leads by example - using only Fairtrade tea and coffee for its meetings and is encouraging all businesses and public buildings in Wales to follow suit.

The Bridgend and Porthcawl Fairtrade groups do a great job in encouraging local communities to do more for fairtrade and we can all get behind them during Fairtrade fortnight and make a real effort to make Bridgend a Fairtrade county and make Wales the first Fairtrade country.

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At 8:06 AM , Blogger Smokey said...

Friday 7pm Porthcawl Pavillion FT Fashion show.

Saturday 10 am Bridgend FT Coffee Morning Elder street, Tabenacle

Next Bridgend FT Steering Group meeting

At 8:28 AM , Blogger Jumper said...

Next Bridgend FT Steering Group meeting May 8 at the Sustainable Wales office.

8pm May 1 St John's Church Porthcawl

AM Hustings Q's about energy transport etc to by Friday April 27

World Fairtrade Day second saturday in May.

Hopefully people have seen this info in leaflets and newspapers.

check out :-

At 9:07 AM , Blogger Smokey said...

See also Video on Ms Moon's Myspace.

At 8:16 AM , Blogger Jumper said...

check these out , or web site for news of Wales Fair Trade Picnic Event


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