Council backs Fairtrade Fortnight
The Highland Council is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 28 February to 13 March. A number of schools are hosting events and there will be a display of Fairtrade products at Council headquarters when the Council next meets on Thursday 3 March. On top of this, a number of businesses and communities are holding events and activities to raise the profile of Fairtrade.
Councillor Hamish Wood, Inverness, is the Council’s Fairtrade champion. He said: “Fairtrade Fortnight is another chance to promote the benefits of using Fairtrade products. I am delighted that a number of schools are taking part.
“The Council is committed to using Fairtrade tea and coffee at meetings and supports the objective of securing Fairtrade zone status for the entire Highland area.
“In seeking to secure Fairtrade zone status, we need to have the widest possible support from communities, groups, organisations and companies. This is why we are setting up a Fairtrade directory which will detail Fairtrade activity throughout the Highlands.”
Councillor Wood recognised the support given to Fairtrade Fortnight by local sponsors, including Scotmid Co-operative, The Co-operative, Green Kite Trading, Highland Wholefoods Workers Co-operative and Village Green Trading.