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Create a Poster/Video Competition: Planet Fair Trade

fairtrade-logoSaturday May 9th is World Fair Trade Day, and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum is running a special Scotland-wide competition for school pupils of all ages.

Create a Poster/Video

Children and young people are invited to create a poster or a video on the theme of Planet Fair Trade for a chance to win Fair Trade prizes.

Click on this link for more information and application forms: Planet Fair Trade

Write a Letter

The international body, the World Fair Trade Organisation is inviting all comers to write a letter to the planet for World Fair Trade Day  Share your letter on social media using #PlanetFairTrade 

What would you tell the planet if you could send a letter? Write a letter starting with Dear Planet… and talk about your commitments, wishes and actions to promote responsible living. Speak directly to the Earth to tell other people about the green and blue planet that you would like to see, as well as what we need to do to achieve it. Share your letter on social media using #PlanetFairTrade. 

Dear Planet template

Dear Planet template

And the UK’s Fairtrade Foundation has a photo story “Thank You for the Chocolate” which even little ones can enjoy.  This will take you on a journey to meet everybody involved in bringing us chocolate, from the forests of West Africa to our wonderful local shops in Orkney.  You can design a thank you card and have it sent all the way across the world to cocoa producers on your behalf.

Link to Orkney Fair Trade Group Facebook page where you can keep up to date.

The global economy was already broken. A climate and ecological crisis was already brewing, alongside spiralling inequality and entrenched poverty. The pandemic has shaken the economic system, and we can together create a better world. Fair Trade Enterprises are helping create an economy based on human and planetary well-being, a world where no one is left behind. Join us to make planet Fair Trade a reality. Planet Fair Trade

And here are some Fair Trade chocolate recipes to download:

Chocolate Fudge

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