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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight Logo 2015
Fairtrade Fortnight Logo 2015

In December 2013 Dudley Council passed an updated resolution showing its commitment to Fairtrade which included a commitment to promoting the work of Fairtrade Towns and national Fairtrade Fortnight.

Events at the Council House

Thanks to the generosity of Sainsbury's Withymoor, the council is hosting a Fairtrade sampling session of tea, coffee, chocolate and cakes on Wednesday 25 February from 11am - 1pm, hosted by the Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Margaret Aston.

Supporting local groups

Dudley Council is supporting the work of Stourbridge Fairtrade and Sedgley Fairtrade Initiative during Fairtrade Fortnight. Both groups have been active in promoting Fairtrade in their communities and details of their achievements and activities can be found in the attachments at the bottom of the page.

Stourbridge Fairtrade is focusing its energies on helping more schools to become Fairtrade Aware. The Fairtrade Foundation has simplified the Fairtrade School process by breaking it down into different achievement levels, so schools can pick what is right for them. This Fairtrade Fortnight they hosted a Fair Aware meeting for teachers and governors at Oldswinford Primary attended by ten schools.

Sedgley Fairtrade Initiative is running a range of sessions with coffee mornings, exhibitions and food and craft stalls. Full details in the listing below.

Fairtrade Schools

The borough has three Fairtrade schools, Oldswinford Primary School, St Mary's RC Primary School and St James's School in Wollaston who have all worked exceptionally hard to achieve Fairtrade School status.

Other schools are including Fairtrade in their curriculum, including Dormston School which this Fairtrade Fortnight has rolled out a Fairtrade presentation, taken part in a Fairtrade quiz and is also running a Fairtrade stall selling Fairtrade hot chocolate, bananas and chocolate. The stall is being run by staff and pupils and will be offering tasty goodies to the 900+ students.

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