What are you doing for Fairtrade Fortnight?

January 30, 2011

Whether you are a business, a community group, a school, a church or a college – we want to hear what you have got planned for Fairtrade Fortnight in and around Oxford.

We’ll be sharing news of all the events we hear of with our followers on Twitter, Facebook and this site during the Fortnight – so let us know what you’re up to and we’ll be sure to celebrate it.

Of course – whatever you have got planned – make sure you think about ways to include a cotton bunting making session in it somewhere – and come and take part in our Fairtrade landmarks event!

Add a comment below to let us know what you’ve got planned…

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Fairtrade Landmarks Event – 12th March

January 16, 2011

We’ve invited groups across the city and county to show their commitment to making a difference through Fairtrade in your school, business, church or community group by decorating the displaying Fairtrade cotton bunting during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Then, at the end of the Fortnight, bring your bunting to central Oxford for a Fairtrade Landmarks Event on Saturday 12th March 2011. We’ll have time for more creative bunting making, a speaker on Fairtrade cotton, Fairtrade cotton related singing – and – best of all – we’ll be making a spash across the city by wrapping key landmarks in Fairtrade bunting to show of the Fairtrade message.

By wrapping key landmarks in Oxford we’ll make sure that no one can miss Fairtrade Fortnight, and everyone will have the chance to hear about the difference Fairtrade makes. 

Find out more about how you can get involved, and tell us about your plans, here.

(If you think you could run a bunting making activity in your group / workplace / place of worship etc. then do order your blank bunting from the Fairtrade Foundation now to make sure it arrives in time…)

This event was just one of the activities discussed at Friday’s committee meeting. You can find details of other plans in the minutes.