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Edinburgh in a day: the Fair and Ethical Trade on the Fringe, and Just Festival

On Tuesday I was given the opportunity to visit Edinburgh to attend the Fair and Ethical Trade on the Fringe event  running from 7-27 August, and to attend some exhibitions and a drama as part of the Just Festival which runs concurrently from 5-28 August. The fair is an opportunity to

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Rainbow Turtle wins “Outstanding Achievement” for Fairtrade Fortnight Display

Rainbow Turtle Scoops Annual Fairtrade Campaign Award Rainbow Turtle has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in the annual Fairtrade Campaign Awards as judged by the Fairtrade Foundation. The group was recognised for their commitment to raising awareness about the principles and values of Fairtrade in their local community during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016,

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Traidcraft Retailer Day Weds 3rd August Gateshead

Two weeks ago, it was the Traidcraft Retailer day at their premises in Gateshead. Kathryn, our Executive Officer, went along with Hazel Dobson, Gateway World Shop Manager and Board member, and our Chair Joanna Pollard was also there, as was recently co-opted Board Member Dolores Harvey. Although it was a

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Homeless World Cup Glasgow 10-16 July 2016

The Homeless World Cup is currently taking place in George Square, Glasgow, from 10-16 July. It is a pioneering event which started in 2001 and now has involvement from more than 70 countries, with more wanting to join in. It touches 100,000 homeless people a year through football but, as

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Thirty Million Film Synopsis www.thirtymillionfilm.org

A new film about Climate Change was released by Raw Cinematics a few days ago called Thirty Million, co-directed by Daniel Price, Polar Arctic Researcher and Founder of the PoletoParis bike ride and run which Kathryn, our Executive Officer, took part in last Autumn, in order to raise awareness of Climate

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The ABC of BAFTS’ 2016 Conference -Amazing Bristol Create Centre Conference!

It is already well over two weeks since the BAFTS’ 2016 Annual Conference took place, and yet the thanks and praise for what was probably our best Conference yet still rings in our ears. Despite problems with the late announcement of a road race which could have made direct access

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BAFTS’ Annual Conference Timetable 15/16 May 2016 Bristol (revised 5th May)

This is the timetable for our Annual Conference which is being held on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th May at the Create Centre Bristol, although it may be subject to change. You can see from their website that they have won a lot of awards for Green Tourism, and also a

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Middle Eastern and African Banquet, Durham, fundraising event

Kathryn, our Marketing and Membership Coordinator, had the opportunity to attend a Middle Eastern and African Banquet on 13th February in Durham Town Hall; a major fundraising event for Durham Palestine Educational Trust and Ruth First Educational Trust, who sponsor graduate students from Palestine and Southern Africa respectively to study

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JTS Scotland: RICE REVOLUTION by RHONA KIERNAN (YRE Scotland) Jan 6th 2016

The following article is kindly reproduced with permission from BAFTS’ supplier member JTS, in connection with their Kilombero Rice Launch a few weeks ago. The article was written by Rhona Kiernan, of Young Reporters for the Environment, Scotland. “Education is often taken for granted in Britain, and children complain about

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Fair Trade structures in Austria (after Kathryn’s visit)

I couldn’t let two weeks in Bad Ischl, Austria, pass me by without seeking out a fair trade shop and enquiring about how fair trade is organised in Austria. The local fair trade shop was the “Ischler Weltladen” (Ischl World Shop) which turned out to be independent and very similar to

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