Looking to do your part in protecting the planet? - Toby Tiger

Looking to do your part in protecting the planet?

Make the switch to Fairtrade products during Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.

Are you looking for an easy way to make a difference and protect the planet? During Fairtrade Fortnight 2023, from 27 February to 12 March, you can do your part by switching to Fairtrade products. Supporting Fairtrade means supporting the people who produce our most-loved food and protecting the planet for future generations. So join us in spreading the message: make the small switch to Fairtrade and make a big difference!

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What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is taking place from 27 February to 12 March 2023. This Fairtrade Fortnight, we're asking everyone to make the small switch to Fairtrade and support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. Climate change is making crops harder and harder to grow, and more people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities.

During Fairtrade Fortnight, you can also experience the Endangered Aisle - an exciting pop-up experience taking place at 32 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG. New research will also be released by Fairtrade, highlighting how climate change is endangering the future of many favourite foods grown by farmers overseas.

Getting involved in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is easy. You can join Big Fairtrade Fortnight Get Togethers to share stories, spread the word, or buy Fairtrade. By choosing Fairtrade now, you can help save the future of some of our favourite foods!

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What are the benefits of Fairtrade certification?

Fairtrade certification provides many benefits to producers and consumers alike. For producers, Fairtrade offers a secure and stable trading environment with access to fair prices and better terms of trade. This helps to ensure that producers can make a living income and maintain their way of life while creating more equitable trade relationships.

Fairtrade certification assures consumers that products meet stringent social and environmental standards and that producers are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, Fairtrade certification guarantees better working conditions for employees in the producing countries and encourages sustainable production practices.

Finally, Fairtrade certification helps to protect the environment by promoting organic farming practices and protecting biodiversity. Fairtrade-certified products are grown using environmentally friendly methods such as crop rotation and organic fertilizer, helping to preserve natural resources like soil and water. Additionally, buying Fairtrade products supports local communities by providing employment opportunities in developing countries.

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How can I get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight?

Fairtrade Fortnight is an excellent opportunity to make a difference by making a few minor changes. Here are some ways you can get involved during the two-week event:
1. Buy Fairtrade-certified products: Look for products with the Fairtrade logo on them – like food, drinks, and clothing – and buy them instead of non-certified products.
2. Share your experience: Tell your friends and family about why you've chosen to buy Fairtrade products and what impact it has had on you. Use the hashtag #FairtradeFortnight2023 to spread the word.
3. Get involved in local events: Check out local events that support Fairtrade. These could include protests, educational events, or even fundraisers.
4. Contact your local representatives: Write to them and ask them to switch to Fairtrade-certified products in their shops and restaurants.
5. Show your support online: Follow Fairtrade International on social media, share posts about the event, or sign up for newsletters to stay updated with the latest news and events.
By participating in Fairtrade Fortnight, you can help producers from developing countries have a more secure future while protecting our planet. Every little action counts!

What are some Fairtrade-certified products I can buy?

There are many Fairtrade-certified products that you can purchase to support the cause of global fairness and sustainability. These products range from your favourite staples like coffee, tea, sugar, and cocoa, to speciality items such as sports balls, spices, beauty products, and more.

Coffee and tea are popular Fairtrade-certified beverages. Coffee beans are typically grown in Africa, Asia, and South America, while tea is usually sourced from Sri Lanka, India, or Bangladesh. You can easily find Fairtrade-certified coffee and tea at significant supermarkets or through online retailers.

Fairtrade sugar is also widely available. It's derived from sugar cane grown in various locations worldwide, including Brazil, India, and Central America. You can find this type of sugar in almost all grocery stores and online.

Fairtrade chocolate is an excellent choice for the eco-conscious consumer. It's made with cocoa beans from African countries like Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. You can find Fairtrade-certified chocolate in most large supermarkets or purchase it online.

Finally, Fairtrade sports balls are an excellent choice for those looking to support responsible sports manufacturing. Most of these balls are made with fair trade materials in developing countries. You can find them online or in speciality stores.

No matter what type of product you're looking for, there's likely a Fairtrade-certified option available to you. With a simple switch to Fairtrade products during Fairtrade Fortnight 2023, you can help support farmers and producers worldwide while protecting our planet's future.

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