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Why #FairtradeMatters to Social Progress

We’re celebrating One World Week 2015 with The fairandfunky Conference for Schools: Food for Thought. We’re delighted to welcome ‘Conference Partner’ Social Progress to the guest blog to share why #FairtradeMatters:

 

Fairtrade-TeaCoffee-Events-1“Here at Social Progress we show our support of Fairtrade by providing Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar (whenever possible) at all our meetings and events. We regularly attend the Holme Valley Fairtrade meetings – we’ve even hosted a meeting at our shared office in Honley and we were Conference Partners at the previous fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools back in March 2015!

 

 

“We believe that everyone should get a fair price for the work they do right throughout the process. We also believe that even just doing a little can help and better to start with something like tea, coffee & sugar than do nothing. We can & will build on this to source other fairly traded & Fairtrade goods to use at Bridge House as we develop & grow.” – Janet Bebb (Social Progress Ltd)

 

 

The One World Week Conference for Schools is a fantastic opportunity to educate school children and teachers about Fairtrade and the importance of making a conscious decision to support it. By teaching the children at a young age they will, hopefully, grow up more conscious of the effects of Fairtrade and it will become part of their natural lifestyle – not having to adapt to being more conscious of supporting Fairtrade.

 

 

2015-09-04 11.27.06As well as being involved with the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools on Wednesday 14th October, we’re also active members of the Holme Valley Fairtrade group and we co-host regular bi-monthly have a business networking event at Bridge House, Honley with our friends at Creative Analysis called Retro Friday. Our next one being on Friday 6th November 2015. It’s also a free event for local businessmen and women to come say hello and meet new people. Have a go on the Yellow Typewriter and stick your favourite record on the Orange Record Player (old-school yeah!).

 

Banana-smile1-JanetLike at all our other events, we provide free Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits for our visitors – and we usually have a bunch of Fairtrade bananas (for doing Banana Smiles) too! Why? – Because #FairtradeMattersIf you’re interested feel free to click here and book your free place. Check out the banana smiles here: #FairtradeMatters

 

 

Are you interested in supporting Fairtrade? Do chat to Helen and Sophie at fairandfunky to see how you can show your support – it doesn’t have to cost the earth! You just need to take “small steps to change the world.

 

Are you on social media? Do get connected and say hello to us (Social Progress) on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Instagram. We’d love to hear from you! #SoProHigh5!”

 

Thank you to Janet and Esther at Social Progress for taking so many steps to change the world and making sure everyone knows #FairtradeMatters!

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