- to use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you have responsibility
- to move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
- to promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The Fairtrade vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.
This all fits in with the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share. And we believe that it fits in with our faith and practice as a Christian people. So let us all be more mindful when we shop since our spending power can either support or oppress other people, it can benefit the planet we live on or it can lead to it’s plunder and destruction.