Visit London Asks: What Are You Doing for Fairtrade Fortnight?

London’s looking to promote fairtrade in many different ways over the next 14 days: it’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 from today until 7 March.

For the next two weeks, you’re being encouraged to swap your normal purchases for fairtrade stuff. So, make your morning coffee a fairtrade coffee, your usual bananas become fairtrade bananas, and your normal cotton T-shirts for fairtrade cotton T-shirts.

Every little change you make helps producers in the developing world get a better deal.

Across London, there are tea parties, coffee mornings, wine tastings, discussions, sports days, film screenings, treasure hunts, craft workshops, a tea dancea barn dance and even a Burlesque PanTease taking place over next fortnight to raise awareness of fairtrade.

Check out the definitive list on www.fairtradelondon.org.uk/events to find out more.

And don’t forget to let us know in the comments below if you’re planning on swapping your shopping for the fairtrade choice! (And register it here too: www.fairtrade.org.uk/thebigswap.)

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  1. londonlover says:

    I’ve bought fairtrade bananas this week! But then I usually do… I guess it’s all about raising awareness, right?

  2. Tommo says:

    There’s this Starbucks voucher:
    http://wish.starbuckscard.co.uk/brownie/free_brownie_day_voucher_uk.pdf

    You can get a free fairtrade brownie if you print it off and take it to a shop on Friday. I didn’t realise Starbucks had fairtrade coffee til I saw this.

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