An invitation to walk the Fair Trade Way

From 24-29 August 2012 the Garstang Fairtrade group is organising a walk along the Fair Trade Way – an 80 mile trail through beautiful countryside from Garstang (the world’s first Fairtrade Town) to Keswick.   They invite you to join them for all or part of it. Leading the walk will be fair trade pioneer and Chair of the Garstang group, Bruce Crowther, and climate justice campaigner, Pushpanath Krishnamurthy (known to his friends as Push). Push has already walked  from the UK to the climate summit in Copenhagen in 2009 (550km over 23 days) and Last year he walked  540km from from Baba Budangir in Chikamagalur district of India (the birth place of coffee in the Western Ghats) to Mysore in Karnataka and connected with over 30,000 people on the way; the majority of whom were small-scale farmers whose livelihoods are jeopardised by climate change.  Both have long connections with Oxfam. Oxfam’s Nicola Sansom has written this blog about it.

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