Horsham has been a Fairtrade town since 2005 and we are lucky to have so many shops and cafes which offer Fairtrade products, giving farmers and producers a better deal. Fairtrade Fortnight, which ended on March 8th, had Climate Justice as its theme this year, reflecting the importance of climate change for farmers in the developing world. Many of them are already seeing its impact in droughts, crop disease, floods and heatwaves.
and Climate Justice
Fairtrade means that farmers and producers receive a fair price for their products and that
they have safe working conditions. In addition, they receive a Fairtrade
premium which they can choose to spend as they see fit. Fairtrade farmers and producers adhere to a
set of environmental protection standardsand they are encouraged to learn about environmentally friendly practices. Many spend their Fairtrade premium on
measures to alleviate the impacts of climate change.
There is a huge range of Fairtrade products available.
From tea, coffee and bananas through to clothing, wine, gold, flowers and
For a Fairer Easter
Why not switch to Easter eggs made with delicious Fairtrade chocolate?
Helping cocoa farmers and the planet. Fairtrade
Easter eggs are stocked in many supermarkets, including the Co-Op, and a wide
range is also available online from:
Supporting the Climate Justice campaign
and buying Fairtrade at Easter, and throughout the year, will help to protect
the planet and give farmers and producers the chance to build a secure
livelihood and a positive future for their children.
More Ideas for a Fairer Easter for People and Planet
With some simple swaps you can enjoy a fairer,
more sustainable Easter. Check out Horsham Eco Churches guest blog on Sussex
Green Living’s website for more ideas.