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Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 Go Bananas!

Go Bananas with the FIRST Fairtrade Nation!

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is written by Elen Jones, the National Co-ordinator for Fair Trade Wales: the FIRST Fairtrade Nation!   “So, what’s occurin’ in the 1st Fair Trade nation?   I’m sitting here with my Fairtrade cuppa in hand thinking back to 2008 when Wales became the world’s 1st Fair Trade Nation. It […]

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Banana Day Celebrations!

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is written by Cheryl Camm, a composer of considerable talent and relentless enthusiasm. Cheryl has written a song for fairandfunky (amongst many other things!) and here shares her memories of a ‘Banana Day’ in Australia! We hope it inspires you during Fairtrade Fortnight and beyond…….   “In my role as […]

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Stick with Foncho, Stick with Angello

Todays Go Bananas! blog is from Tropical Wholefoods – the home of delicious Fairtrade and organic dried fruits…..   Welcome to Fairtrade Fortnight 2014! Here at Tropical Wholefoods it’s like Christmas.. We count down the weeks; we plan, stress, melt down, then sit back, relax and enjoy what is the most wonderful time in the […]

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Go Bananas! Tuck into the school tuck shop!

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is written by Mrs Price from Meltham CE School, and is all about their NEW Fairtrade tuck shop!     Children love it! It is like a weekly treat for them. Ellie Robb who has helped set the tuck shop up with Evie Snow says “I think the Fair Trade tuck shop is […]

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From Fairtrade Bananas to Fairtrade Crisps

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is written by Juan Andres Santelices from Fair Business Alliance; the producers of the world’s first Fairtrade crisps……   Juan Andres Santelices has always been passionate about supporting small and medium farmers, from developing countries in Latin America to improve their livelihoods, their communities and their environment. He believes that […]

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Yorkshire Schools Take To Parliament and Stick With Foncho!

Today’s Go Bananas! blog is from the children at Upperthong School who joined us in Parliament last week. Following their fairandfunky workshop and meeting Foncho, these are their thoughts:    “Fairtrade can change someones life. Meeting someone who grows bananas makes me want to buy Fairtrade products. Even though I don’t like bananas I am […]

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Go Bananas! Take the 90kg Challenge!

Today’s Go Bananas! blog is from Just Trading Scotland (JTS) – are you bananas enough to take on their 90kg challenge? Read on to find out more…….   First of all, we just want to thank fairandfunky for inviting us to do our first ever guest blog! We’ve been following them from our social media […]

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Fairtrade Sleuthing

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is from a Fairtrade Sleuth…..   “Shopping with me is a frustrating process! I can’t simply nip into a shop to buy something, I have to have a quick look round to see what Fairtrade goodies might be available. I can spot that distinctive blue, green and black mark an aisle’s length […]

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A Nation Goes Bananas for Fairtrade!

Today’s Go Bananas! blog is from Martin Rhodes, Director of The Scottish Fair Trade Forum. The second Fairtrade Nation in the world! Who will be the next?   2013 was a big year for Fair Trade in Scotland.  We were awarded the status of ‘Fair Trade Nation’ – only the second nation ever to get […]

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Join the Banana Army!

Today’s Go Bananas! guest blog is from Sue Bentley, the Chair of the National Campaigner Committee at The Fairtrade Foundation. The voice of the campaigner is paramount – and demonstrates the power of the individual; the power of YOU.    “I first heard of Fairtrade ten years ago when we wanted to re-launch our church […]

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Join the “Bananas Bandanas Band!”

We are delighted that today’s Go Bananas! blog is from children and staff at Horbury Bridge Junior and Infant Academy. A school dedicated to embedding Fairtrade across the curriculum…….   The following blog was written by Joseph Bayford (year 5) and Jakob Hayward (year 6):   To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight we had a Banana day […]

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Thinking bananas this Fairtrade Fortnight

Today’s Go Bananas! blog is from Jason McCartney MP. Jason is our local MP and a long term advocate for Fairtrade. This year, is no different……   “I have been eating plenty of bananas during my training for this year’s London Marathon. Bananas are the perfect handy snack to give me energy as I get […]

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Go Bananas! Bake A Cake. Change The World.

Todays Go Bananas! blog is from Linda at Filled With Love – a wonderful business dedicated to baking delicious cakes using Fairtrade ingredients.   In the Fairtrade Fortnight guest blog Linda shares why Fairtrade is so important AND shares a recipe for her favourite cake……..   “Bananas. The choice of champions – well tennis ones […]

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