Hello to all,
next week a group of pupils from the Dunbar Primary school will be visiting some of Dunbars shops, cafes, businesses and community places, to deliver them a ‘goody’ bag of Fairtrade information and samples. The bags have been put together in conjunction with the Dunbar Fairtrade group to raise awareness of the Fairtrade Campaign as wide as possible in the community.
The bags contain, posters, leaflets, stickers, info on Fairtrade suppliers, a Dunbar Town Fairtrade sticker, samples of sugar, teabags, biscuits and juice. There is also a slip to fill in should the recipients wish to be on the Dunbar Fairtrade groups emailing list and be kept up to date with news and events.
Thanks to everybody involved in making this wee project possible.
All the bags ready for delivery!
Hello to all our supporters
we now have information about the Fairtrade campaign on the Discover Dunbar website, which is great both to inform people about Fairtrade and the delights of visiting Dunbar and the area at the same time.
If you visit the website and click on the Fairtrade logo, it takes you to several pages that describe what Fairtrade is.
This is really great for Dunbar and Fairtrade.
Please visit the site at Dunbar .org.uk or click on the link below.
Also, look out for the next edition of East Lothian Life magazine, Which will be available from the end of this week, as it will have a wee ad to highlight the Fairtrade campaign in Dunbar.
It was a great turnout for the lights switch on, even though there was drizzle, a grand crowd accompanied the countdown and what a festive cheer from everyone.
Fairtrade choccy was tasted at the crunchy carrot and the market stalls, shops and cafes had many goodies on offer.
Altogether a great night.
Dunbar has the most wonderful christmas lights that bring cheer for the whole festive season. They will be switched on this sunday 17th November.
There will be stalls on the high street to help you get started on your xmas shoppings. There will be some shops and cafes open, so we can browse and then warm up inside with hot drinks and a bite to eat!
The Crunchy Carrot will have a wee Fairtrade nibble as a free taster and you can pick up Fairtrade leaflets also , if you wish to find out more information about the Fairtrade campaign.
So head out to the high street from about 3-4pm and join in the festivities till about 7pm or so…
Rachel is heading off for a cuppa and was tempted by a Fairtrade chocolate bar! The crunchy carrot were giving out free samples of them, on the holiday monday, 16th sep… alongside leaflets on what Fairtrade is all about.
Fairtrade Talk To Belhaven 1st Guides – Wednesday 11th sep 2013
Jo (from the Dunbar Fairtrade group) was asked to give a talk to the Belhaven 1st Guides on the theme of chocolate and Fairtrade. This talk was to help them towards achieving one of their two chocolate badges.
The talk included information about the history of cocoa and the growing of the cocoa pods, and then it moved on to learn more about the farmers of cocoa, in West Africa in particular. Some of the difficulties the farmers face was then discussed and how the Fairtrade organisations help them towards a fairer and safer working life.
Belhaven 1st Guides
The information adapted for the talk came from the Fairtrade Foundation research papers from their website. A great resource for all things Fairtrade.
Dunbar Fairtrade Group applied for a further two years of Fairtrade Town Status and after a wait of six or seven weeks received the news that the application had been successful. This is a great achievement for the Dunbar Group, the Town and ultimately for the Fairtrade cause.
The application entailed creating a 2-year action plan outlining in detail what events; activities and awareness raising would be planned and completed over that time. It also involved showing evidence for all the past years accomplishments, which have to sufficiently meet the criteria of the application.
The group received the new Town Status certificate through the post only a couple of days ago with an accompanying letter (see both below) providing feedback and praise for the Town and groups achievements and efforts. Well done to all our members and supporters and the whole community for doing so much and caring about the issues.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. (Fairtrade Foundation)
Dunbar Fairtrade Partnership
Dunbar has been a Fairtrade Town for nearly one year now and our Primary school has just received Fairtrade school status.
The Dunbar Fairtrade group has been together for over two years, helping to raise awareness of Fairtrade issues and promote the use of Fairtrade goods.
‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.’
We are looking to encourage more people to join our group, to come along to our meetings (3 to 4 per year) or to join our emailing list to keep up with our events and activities and be able to join in or come along when possible.
If you would like to join in or come along our next meeting is,
Tuesday 3 Sept, 7pm, at the Be Green office, West Port, Dunbar
Lifeboat Day on 20th July was a terrific event, sunshine all day and evening, non stop people enjoying the many stalls, activities and demonstrations. It truly was a magnificent outing for the whole community.
Dunbar’s Fairtrade group had an information stall to help spread the word about Fairtrade issues and further celebrate not only Dunbar’s Fairtrade Town award but Dunbar Primary school’s achievement of Fairtrade school status.
It further highlights the whole communitys knowledge of and commitment to the Fairtrade cause, helping farmers and producers in developing countries get fair treatment for their goods, safer working conditions and help avoiding extreme poverty.
Well done to all helpers and supporters for the Fairtrade stall and the Lifeboat Day.
Two dates for your diaries:
Sat 20th July, 2pm, Victoria Harbour, Lifeboat Day:
The Fairtrade Group will have an information stall. Please come and see us, or better still, come and give a hand for a while.
Tuesday 3 Sept, 7pm, Be Green office:
Next committee meeting. All welcome. New people are encouraged to attend.