There is a dedicated page for the 2018 Bridgend Fairtrade Festival held on 10th March. Thanks to all that joined in!
The Bridgend Fairtrade Partnership is part of the network of fairtrade groups in the UK.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Our work connects with the ambitions outlined in the international agreement below...
The new Sustainable Development Goals - 'Transforming Our World' - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The United Nations 2000 Millennium Development Goals have been superseded by 17 Sustainable Development Goals - 'Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the autumn of 2015, countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and a global agreement on climate change in the ambitious aim to end poverty, hunger and assure gender equally while building a life of dignity for all over the next 15 years.
“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit in September 2015. “They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success,” he had said of the 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
a Fairtrade county
In July 2010 Bridgend officially became a Fairtrade County. The presentation in August that year was from the First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM. This was a fantastic achievement and something we should all be very proud of. The Bridgend County Fairtrade Partnership, have successfully renewed their applications to the Fairtrade Foundation to maintain the borough’s Fairtrade status. Our new action plans aims to help increase awareness and sales.
The Partnership intend to do this by working alongside Bridgend County Council, local schools, churches, community organisations (such as Christian Aid, Sustainable Wales & SUSSED) the Cooperative Store and Parc Prison.
The Fairtrade Foundation has been impressed with the breadth of the Bridgend Fairtrade Partnership’s campaign.
The group passionately believe that young people today need to be made aware of the issues surrounding trade and the fact that ordinary families can make a difference through their every day choices.
Get in touch
Via email etc. see the Sustainable Wales contacts page
Call us on 01656 783962 if you want to join the Partnership whether a school, church, business, shop, street or individual. Thanks to all those involved in the campaign and everyone who has made the switch to Fairtrade!
@FTBridgend on twitter
Archive of previous events & posts.
Bridgend Fairtrade Partnership
Mascot Design & Writing Competition
Overall Winner: Mali Lewis,
Aged 8 (Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bro Ogwr).
“I chose to draw an avocado because it is mainly grown in poor countries such as Brazil and Mexico, where farmers should have a fair price for their products so they can feed their families”.
Creative Writing Winner: Rhosyn Wong