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The world’s your oyster this Fairtrade Fortnight, as we whisk you off on an odyssey of discovery – all from the comfort of your armchair. Whether you want to learn how to eat ethically in the climate crisis, know how to grow sustainably or stretch your mental muscle in a fun quiz, this is where you’ll find our full lineup.

New events are being added every day, so be sure to check back!

All times are in GMT and events are free unless othewise stated.

Headline events

28 February 11:30 am | Zoom

In discussion with Fairtrade farmers

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Patrick Kaberia and Bernard Njoroge, two Kenyan Fairtrade farmers on the front line of the climate crisis, join us on Zoom for a conversation with Fairtrade Foundation CEO Michael Gidney.

2 March 11:30 am | Zoom

Fair Focus: Boosting supply chain climate resilience

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Join us for a climate-special Fair Focus webinar this Fairtrade Fortnight! We’re talking about Boosting Supply Chain Climate Resilience with industry experts from Co-op, Ben & Jerry’s and Cafédirect. Be inspired into action by our panellists, who will discuss how to build sustainability into business supply chains. Hear directly from Fairtrade Africa about the realities for producers who are on the front line of the climate crisis.

5 March 7:30 pm | YouTube

Live quiz night with Eventures and Nick Hewer

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Join us for a special virtual pub quiz to test your knowledge and raise money for the Fairtrade Foundation. We have partnered with Quizmaster Laura at Eventures and will have a special guest appearance from Fairtrade Foundation Patron Nick Hewer.

6 March 11:00 am | YouTube

The Climate Change Garden

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Get tips on growing climate-friendly plants at home and on sustainable cooking. Hear about some of the challenges presented by climate change as we’re joined by Permaculture Association’s Chris Warburton-Brown, Fairtrade tea growers from India and eco-chef Tom Hunt.

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28 February 11:30 am | Zoom

In discussion with Fairtrade farmers

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Patrick Kaberia and Bernard Njoroge, two Kenyan Fairtrade farmers on the front line of the climate crisis, join us on Zoom for a conversation with Fairtrade Foundation CEO Michael Gidney.

1 March 4:30 pm | Zoom

Cook Along with Sandy Docherty

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Former Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty has been a big supporter of Fairtrade for many years. In this cook along, she will share her recipe for meatballs in a spicy sauce and explore vegetarian and vegan options. (This event is sponsored by Fairtrade Leeds.)

2 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

A Multi-Faith Action Forum on Climate Change

Host: University of Derby Chaplaincy 

Hosted by the University of Derby Chaplaincy, this forum aims to inspire faith communities into further action on climate change.  Our multi faith panelists will start by introducing how their faith communities have developed campaigns and actions. Questions and further ideas will then be invited from the audience. Sharing a common concern for our planet, the focus…

2 March 11:30 am | Zoom

Fair Focus: Boosting supply chain climate resilience

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Join us for a climate-special Fair Focus webinar this Fairtrade Fortnight! We’re talking about Boosting Supply Chain Climate Resilience with industry experts from Co-op, Ben & Jerry’s and Cafédirect. Be inspired into action by our panellists, who will discuss how to build sustainability into business supply chains. Hear directly from Fairtrade Africa about the realities for producers who are on the front line of the climate crisis.

3 March 10:00 am | Zoom

Climate, Fairtrade School Uniform and Your School

Host: Koolskools 

Join this free session to discover how embracing Fairtrade school uniform can support global citizenship education at your school. We will be joined by CEO of the Koolskools Fairtrade-licensed factory, Dibella, in India.

3 March 4:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade Truffle Making with David Greenwood-Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Learn how to make Fairtrade chocolate truffles with David Greenwood-Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat. David is an award-winning chef, chocolatier and international chocolate consultant and has a background working with Fairtrade chocolate pioneers Divine Chocolate. (This event is sponsored by Bury Fairtrade.)

3 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

Live Interview and Q&A on Fair Trade

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

In this event, Sussex University Development Society will be joining the city’s Fairtrade group members to get insights on the evolution of Fairtrade, the impact of Covid-19 on farmers and workers and ethical consumption. Come to discuss the importance of promoting the voices of artisanal producers!

4 March 11:00 am | Zoom

Bruce Crowther MBE talks about writing his book, ‘Not in My Lifetime’

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join legendary fair trade campaigner – the father of the International Fairtrade Towns movement – in conversation with Writer in Residence for Kirklees, Christina Longden. Bruce will talk about his journey through fair trade and his approach to writing the book. (This event is supported by Kirklees Libraries.)

4 March 7:00 pm | Zoom

Climate Justice for a Fairer World / Cyfiawnder yr Hinsawdd am Fyd Tecach

Host: Fair Trade Wales 

Climate Justice for a Fairer World panel discussion – organised by Swansea Fair Trade Forum and Swansea Environmental Forum, supported by Fair Trade Wales. We have brought together a wealth of expertise on climate, fair trade, education and community action to share their views and experience on this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme – climate justice. The event will include opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.

4 March 6:00 pm | Zoom

COP26: Why this is the year for ambition and how youth are leading the way?

Host: Mock COP The Climate Coalition 

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, join The Climate Coalition to hear about the dynamics, both in the UK and abroad, that could finally unite the world around climate action. We will also hear from some youth organisers of Mock COP26, a virtual youth-led event organised last year to fill the void left by the postponed COP26 event.

4 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

How will you reboot the future of food? Inspiring climate action in the classroom

Host: Reboot the Future 

Reboot the Future have teamed up with environmentalist Jonathon Porritt to create a new campaign filling young people with a sense of creativity, optimism and joy, and inspiring them to take action for a better future. Get a sneak peak of their new classroom resources and join them in conversation with Fairtrade Foundation’s CEO Mike Gidney to look at how our choices around food can help to reboot the future.

4 March 1:00 pm | Zoom

Meet Alice and Agyin, Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana

Host: Divine Chocolate 

Join Divine Chocolate on Thursday 4 March to meet Alice and Agyin, live from a cocoa farm in Ghana. Hear about their lives, how climate change is impacting their ability to farm and how Fairtrade is supporting them in mitigating the effects of changing and unpredictable weather patterns. You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions.

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