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Sunday, 7 March 2010
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2010! FAIRTRADE IS GREEN!
QUB Greens, from left to right, Bob, Ronan and Lois promoting Fairtrade in the QUB SU during Fairtrade Fortnight!
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 (which must never fall lower than the market price), 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.
This year the QUB Greens decided to highlight the Green aspects of Fairtrade! Click on the image to see our poster explaining the green aspects of Fairtrade!
We are the branch of the Young Greens and Green Party at Queens University.
The Green Party is the only party that unashamedly puts people and planet before profit and power. We are progressive and democratic, and work for social equality, ecological stability and protecting the planet and human rights. The Green mantra "Think global, act local" emphasises our dedication to grassroots organisation in small local areas - such as QUB.
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