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Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. By extension, the Foundation also awards the statuses of Fairtrade City, Fairtrade Village, Fairtrade Zone, Fairtrade Borough, Fairtrade Island, Fairtrade County and Fairtrade University. The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity which promotes the sale of Fairtrade-labelled products in the United Kingdom. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ... Coffee Fairtrade labelling (usually simply fairtrade, fair trade, Fair Trade or fair trade certified) is a brand designed to allow consumers to identify goods (especially agricultural products such as coffee) which meet agreed standards. ...


In May 2000, Garstang in Lancashire declared itself the "world's first Fairtrade Town". As of March 2005, 99 further areas in the UK have been awarded the status, with over 200 areas known to be working towards it. Garstang is a small town in the North of England situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Preston, a short distance from Knott End-on-Sea and Myerscough College. ... Lancashire is a county and duchy palatine in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... ← - 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in March • 31 – Terri Schiavo • 30 – Mitch Hedberg • 29 – Johnnie Cochran • 27 – Wilfred Bigelow • 26 – Paul Hester • 26 – James Callaghan • 21 – Jeff Weise • 21 – Bobby Short • 19 – John De Lorean • 18 – Gary Bertini • 17 – George F...


Formal guidelines have been produced by the Foundation. In order to be awarded Fairtrade status, an area must meet five criteria:

  • Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings and in its offices and canteens.
  • A range of (at least two) Fairtrade products is readily available in the area’s shops and local cafés/catering establishments.
    • Target for number of retail outlets: population of < 10000 - 1 retail outlet per 2500; population < 200000 - 1 retail outlet per 5000; population of < 500000 - 1 retail outlet per 10000.
    • Target for number of catering outlets: population of < 10000 - 1 catering outlet per 5000; population < 200000 - 1 catering outlet per 10000; population of < 500000 - 1 catering outlet per 20000
  • Fairtrade products are used by a number of local work places (estate agents, hairdressers etc) and community organisations (churches, schools etc)
  • Attract media coverage and popular support for the campaign.
  • A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.

A council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance. ... This article concerns the legal meaning of the term resolution. ... Tea leaves in a gaiwan. ... Coffee in beverage form Coffee is a beverage, served hot or with ice, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. ... An office is a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organisation with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one... A place where Stuart Williams is often found ... Look up shop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A shop is an enclosed location where a specific activity is carried out. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... A professionally catered event Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site. ... Estate agent is a United Kingdom term roughly synonymous with the United States term real estate broker, a business that arranges the selling, renting or management of homes, land and other buildings. ... A hairdresser is someone whose occupation is to cut or style hair to enhance and, or to change a persons image. ... // Origins of Christian places of worship The architecture of Christian worship space grew out of the regular meetings of the followers of Christianity in private houses (see 1 Cor. ... A school is most commonly a place designated for learning. ...

See also

Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ...

External links

  • Fairtrade Foundation - information on Fairtrade Towns initiative
  • Garstang - "the world's first Fairtrade Town"

  Results from FactBites:
 
Cumbria County Council : Business : Fair Trade : Cumbria County Council Fair Trade Resolution (226 words)
"Cumbria County Council aims to be recognised by its residents and business community, its suppliers and employees and other local authorities as a Council that actively supports and promotes the concept of Fairtrade - ensuring that producers from all countries get a fair price for their goods and labour.
Work with Cumbria Fairtrade Network in its work of achieving Fairtrade County status by nominating a Council member / officer to liaise with the Steering Group on a regular basis.
Promote awareness of Fairtrade issues, and make publicity and educational information available to local people concerning the worldwide impact of unfair trade and the opportunities that Fairtrade provides to promote sustainable development.
Fairtrade Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (334 words)
Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods.
Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings and in its offices and canteens.
A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.
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