Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year we'd like you to join us in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day.
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Fairtrade Fortnight aims to put a spotlight on trade. When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food. When trade is fair, it can make the world a better place. Together we have that power, so get involved and be part of the difference.
It's a shocking fact that millions of poor farmers who produce the food we love still don’t earn enough to feed their own families. It’s time for this injustice to end.
Through Fairtrade, millions of poor farmers and workers are already coming together to demand a change. They are working hard to close the door on exploitation and transform their communities, supported by Fairtrade.
There are loads of ways that you can get involved in what we hope will be our biggest Fairtrade Fortnight yet. If you are a business or a campaigner, you will also find helpful information on the links above.
Here's what you can do to help:
1. Join our Thunderclap
If you're on Facebook or Twitter, please sign up to our Thunderclap to stand with the people who grow our food in some of the poorest countries in the world. Together we are closing the door on exploitation.
2. Like, share, follow
To help spread the message of Fairtrade, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In the run up to, and throughout Fairtrade Fortnight we'll be showing the impact Fairtrade can have and introducing you to some of the farmers and workers who grow our food. The more you share, the more you're helping to support the Fairtrade mission.
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3. Make your snack today Fairtrade
Commit to making your snack today Fairtrade. When you choose Fairtrade you are helping to ensure that the person who grew the banana you are eating, or the coffee beans used to make your drink, was paid fairly for their work.
Buy your Fairtrade bananas at Co-op, Waitrose and Sainsburys.
Have you done this? Tell everyone about it:
"I’m making my snack today Fairtrade in support of the farmers who grow our food."
4. Have a 'Fairtrade Feast'
Invite your friends, family, colleagues to join you for a 'Fairtrade Feast'. At home or at work, just for tea, coffee and cake, or perhaps for a full on feast of Fairtrade treats, this is a tasty way to remind your friends why choosing Fairtrade is important.
You can collect donations, hand out information, encourage people to visit our website, or just enjoy your Fairtrade coffee and a chat with friends.
Share you Fairtrade Feast pictures on Twitter or Instagram using #FairtradeFortnight and #FairtradeFeast.
5. Sign up to emails
Sign up to receive our emails and we'll let you know about Fairtrade events, offers and news. We will also tell you when we are running petitions which you may want to sign - an easy way to contribute to the Fairtrade mission.
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There are many other ways you can be a part of the Fairtrade movement. You can encourage your town to become a Fairtrade Town, or local school to become a Fairtrade School. You can campaign or fundraise. There are lots of links below which should help to inspire you.
Thank you for your support and for helping to make Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, our best yet!