Archive for September, 2021

Great Big Green Week is Here

Fairtrade campaigners across Yorkshire are getting involved in activities for the Great Big Green Week, demanding action to combat climate change, in advance of the United Nations climate change conference (COP 26) which will be held in Scotland.

The Fair Trade movement has a strong focus on sustainability. Its aim is to provide sustainable livelihoods to the benefit of poor communities and to the natural environment.

Liz Roodhouse, the coordinator of the Skipton Fair Trade Initiative, has been working alongside many partners to produce a Great Big Green Week programme in Craven District.

There is a wide variety of activities including give and take days, an incredible edible walk, green crafting and an online question and answer session on ‘Facing up to Environmental Challenges’ with Myfanwy Trueman of Craven U3A. The Facing up to Environmental Challenges event is on Tuesday 23rd September at 7.30pm on Zoom. Email for the link or for any other information about the Big Green Week activities in Craven.


Posted on September 19th, 2021 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Great Big Green Week cookalongs with Sandy Docherty

Former Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty has been a staunch supporter of Fairtrade from her home near Leeds and we were delighted when she agreed to partner with one of our favourite Fairtrade brands – JTS – in a series of cookalongs during Great Big Green Week.

JTS has been working with Nature Bio, an Indian supplier of Fairtrade and organic pulses, and their new range of red lentils, toor dal and chickpeas launches this summer.

Sandy has worked up three recipes based on these ingredients, as well as some of JTS’s other great products like Kilombero rice and Meru herbs, and will introduce them in online cookalongs on three consecutive nights to mark this September’s Great Big Green Week.

They will run from 7-8pm and will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for you to watch later if you prefer. If you would like to join and watch along with the rest of your Fairtrade group the National Campaigner Committee is working on a series of conversation cards based on the themes of Fairtrade, climate change and the role of plant based and organic diets in climate campaigning, to help spark debate within your group after the event.

You can download the recipes below:

Cheese and Lentil slice

Chickpea rissoles

A very Handy Pie Filling

Get your free tickets via eventbrite:

Book Monday 20 September – cheese and lentil slice

Book Tuesday 21 September – chickpea rissoles

Book Wednesday 22 September – very handy pie filling

Posted on September 19th, 2021 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Great Big Green Week promotional materials

2021 has been all about the impact of climate change on farmers and workers and campaigners have been asking for a simple explanatory leaflet with a few statistics about the connections between Fairtrade and climate.

Download the jpeg for use on websites and social media

If you would like to print your own at home, or send them to a friendly local printer you can download them as a pdf here:

Copy of GBGW – Flyer Templates (2) (1)

Copy of GBGW – Flyer Templates (1)

Posted on September 7th, 2021 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News