Fairtrade Fortnight challenge for Journal and Gazette area

The Lawhead P5 Fairtrade project display
The Lawhead P5 Fairtrade project display
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‘TAKE a step for Fairtrade Fortnight’ is the message from West Lothian Fairtrade Zone this week.

The fortnight started last Monday and runs to Sunday, March 11, spreading the word about the Fairtrade mark, increasing sales of Fairtrade products and raising awareness about trade justice.

Peter Johnston, chair of West Lothian Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “West Lothian became a Fairtrade Zone in 2011 and it would be fantastic if the whole area could get behind this campaign and take a step to help make a brighter future for farmers and communities in developing countries.

‘‘Every step counts even just a small change in shopping habits can make a big difference. The Fairtrade Steering Group would also like individuals and groups to take a step further and register their change on the website http://step.fairtrade.org.uk”

Take a step for Fairtrade Fortnight is aiming for 1.5 million steps for Fairtrade in 2012. That’s one step for every Fairtrade producer who Fairtrade works with around the world. A step is any action that supports Fairtrade. Among other steps, Linlithgow’s Strictly Fairtrade evening is taking place in Linlithgow Academy today (Friday).

For more information go to www.westlothian.gov.uk/fairtrade