Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

 

Cllr Nigel Todd

In memory of Cllr Nigel Todd 

The Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership is very saddened by the loss of Cllr Nigel Todd, councillor for Arthur's Hill, who died peacefully in his sleep on Friday morning. Among his many other commitments in Newcastle, he was the Chair of the Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership. We will greatly miss his dedication and commitment to justice and protecting the environment, and his kind and cheerful nature. His hard work over 40 years of public service will never be forgotten.

 

 

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade Farmer

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world who produce products like coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, flowers, honey, or fruit. 

Supporting Fairtrade in Newcastle means supporting both farmers and workers overseas, and local businesses and organisations here in Newcastle who sell Fairtrade goods. It also helps tackle climate change by supporting producers in areas of the world affected by it to plant trees, protect soils, and diversify their crops, so that they can continue to farm and support their families. 

With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

Newcastle is a Fairtrade City

When Newcastle became a Fairtrade City in 2003 we were one of the first cities in the country to achieve this, and we have kept up our status ever since. Here’s some more information about it:

Newcastle is a Fairtrade City! on Biteable.

Fairtrade City status is awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, which is the UK member of Fairtrade International (FLO), which is the standard setting and certification organisation for Fairtrade. The Fairtrade Foundation has  a wealth of information on its website here: www.fairtrade.org.uk

Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

In Newcastle the group that works to maintain our Fairtrade City status is known as the Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership. Each member is responsible for the delivery of our Fairtrade Action Plan and for encouraging other individuals and organisations to participate in Fairtrade activities. 

We are looking for new members from Newcastle community groups and businesses who support Fairtrade – if you’d like to join us, please email us at: fairtrade@newcastle.gov.uk 

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/newcastlefairtrade 
 

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