Bournemouth gained Fairtrade Town status in 2014 because we’re committed to being an eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable town
Fairtrade works in developing countries to guarantee fair prices for producers and to support decent working conditions.
Fairtrade is making a real difference in the lives of over a million farmers in the developing world. Support the Fairtrade campaign and enable more people to turn their lives around.
How did we become a Fairtrade town?
We met the following goals:
- The local council has to pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agree to serve Fairtrade products.
- A range of four Fairtrade products has to be available in Bournemouth shops, supermarkets, newsagents and petrol stations. At least two Fairtrade products have to be served in local cafés, restaurants or pubs.
- Local workplaces and community organisations (faith groups, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) have to support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible. A flagship employer is required for populations over 100,000.
- Media coverage and events should raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community.
- A local Fairtrade steering group needs to be convened to ensure the Fairtrade Town campaign continues to develop and gain new support.
What can you do?
We must continue supporting Fairtrade to keep our status. One way to support Fairtrade is to buy from Fairtrade businesses in Bournemouth. Many organisations and businesses already support the Fairtrade Bournemouth campaign.
Like Bournemouth's Fairtrade Facebook page and follow local events.
See the Fairtrade Foundation website for latest campaign news, products and much more.
See the Bournemouth and Poole Sustainable Food City Partnership website for local products, producers, events (including Fairtrade).