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Backing Chelmsford Fairtrade Town Campaign

September 13, 2011 10:10 AM
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats

The Annual General Meeting of Chelmsford Fairtrade Town Campaign will be held at Christ Church, New London Road on 10 November, at 7.30pm. Fairtrade refreshments and Fairtrade gifts will be on sale from 7pm. At the AGM Alison Tulloch will be giving a talk on her experiences in promoting and selling Fairtrade. All welcome.

A copy of the Annual Report and notes of recent meetings can be read on the Chelmsford Fairtrade website but a hard copy will be available at the meeting. The report contains a great deal of information regarding the Fairtrade Town status renewal application.

There will be a stall in Chelmsford High Street on 28 November and 3 March, and Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 has been set for 27 February to 11 March. There will be an exhibition in the public square of Chelmsford library.

Anyone can sign up to local email list by contacting Malcolm Wallace at maljan9@gmail.com/

The aims of the Fairtrade Foundation:

Our vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.

To achieve this vision, Fairtrade seeks to transform trading structures and practices in favour of the poor and disadvantaged. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable development for marginalised producers, workers and their communities.

Through demonstration of alternatives to conventional trade and other forms of advocacy, the Fairtrade movement empowers citizens to campaign for an international trade system based on justice and fairness.