eNewsletter April 2018

Peterborough Environment Capital

Fairtrade Peterborough needs you!

As Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (27 February - 12 March) draws to a close, Fairtrade Peterborough is urgently calling for volunteers to help Peterborough cross the finish line and achieve Fairtrade City status!

The annual #FairtradeFortnight is a time to show your support to the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries. Millions of farmers in developing countries aren't paid what they deserve. The Fairtrade Foundation is working to change this. 

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Peterborough is working towards becoming a Fairtrade City, spearheaded by a community led not-for-profit group. To achieve Fairtrade city status Peterborough must meet five goals: fairtradepeterborough.wordpress.com/goals/. A great deal of work has already been accomplished but Fairtrade Peterborough urgently needs your help to cross the finish line.  

You can help in a number of ways, such as purchasing Fairtrade products to have in your break - at school, at work and at home. There are loads of ways you can make it Fairtrade - tea, coffee, sugar, bananas, geobars, and more. You can even bake something delicious, with Fairtrade ingredients. You can help too by promoting the use of these products in the workplace. They also need you to let them know what shops currently sell Fairtrade products in Peterborough (see fairtradepeterborough.wordpress.com/goals/goal-2/ for details).

Fairtrade Peterborough is run and managed by volunteers who are always looking for new members to help. There are a number of posts available, including:

  • Joining their Steering Group
  • Assisting with events
  • Writing blog posts
  • Promoting Fairtrade in your school / college / workplace / place of worship / community group
  • Fundraising for the group
  • Helping promote the campaign via their Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Locating Fairtrade products within Peterborough to help meet the goals
  • Help with the newsletter
  • Design flyers/posters
  • And so much more.

If you have a couple of hours you can volunteer to the campaign a month, this would be hugely appreciated.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact: fairtradepeterborough@gmail.com

Follow on twitter: @fairtradepboro

Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairtradepeterborough

Visit: www.fairtradepeterborough.wordpress.com/ for more information. 

 

 

 

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