You may have read or noticed that we are in Fairtrade Fortnight (27th February -11th March) and this year, we are being encouraged to Take a Step for Fairtrade - by taking small steps, such as by choosing products marked Fairtrade, to collectively make a difference to Fairtrade producers.
There is a handy form on the official Fairtrade website, which allows you to add the number of steps you’ve taken – the aim is for us collectively to reach 1,500,000 steps. So far the counter is showing 362, 662 so there is a little way to go!
You can add steps that you’ve taken individually, on behalf of a group or for a business or company. Steps include buying a Fairtrade product, trying a Fairtrade product, going to a Fairtrade event, telling people about Fairtrade, talking about Fairtrade online (don’t forget to add #takeastep or #Fairtradefortnight to your tweets!) or fundraising for Fairtrade. So, if you’ve done or are doing any of these things and more, don’t forget to add your steps!
Here’s a lovely cup of hot chocolate, made with Fairtrade Divine Mint Dark Chocolate, to help us on our way.