Fairtrade Fortnight is about getting the Fairtrade message heard, boosting awareness of trade issues. You could do your bit and take a simple step when buying your groceries to swap your usual brand for a Fairtrade brand. Coffee, chocolate, bananas, dried fruti, snack bars, olive oil and even cosmetics are produced under the fair trade flag so it may be easier than you think.
Or you might want to organise some events in your local community? If you want to make a bigger impact, why not have a Fairtrade Fortnight event in your place of work and try to get as many people as possible to swap to Fairtrade products? In the words of Neil Armstrong when first stepping on the moon, instead of making "one small step for man" you could make "one giant leap for mankind".
So ... what will you do? There are lots of ways to take part! If you visit the official website at: http://fortnight.fairtrade.org.uk/ you can register your event, purchase items to help promote your event, or get lots of great ideas to ensure that you raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight and get this important message heard.
Tell people all about your favourite Fairtrade products and you can quickly spread the word. There are a huge variety of products available and they can be used in so many different areas of our lives (eg. cotton, chocolate, fruit and vegetables, wine and the list goes on and on).
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