Newry Mourne and Down District Council's Fairtrade Steering Committee works to promote Fairtrade throughout the district with the aim of increasing the number of outlets who provide Fairtrade options locally and to encourage more and more people to choose Fairtrade when shopping or visiting cafes and restaurants.
Fairtrade Steering Group
The hard work of the local Fairtrade steering group was rewarded in November 2018 when both the Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Ireland accredited Newry, Mourne and Down with Fairtrade district status. Chairman of Council Councillor Mark Murnin is pictured, along with members of the steering group, receiving the official certificate.
The steering group will continue to promote the issue next year. Emphasis will be placed on highlighting the Fairtrade issue during "Fairtrade Fortnight " which takes place between 25 February and 10 March 2019.
Interested in being a member of the Fairtrade steering group for Newry, Mourne and Down? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Become A Fairtrade School
Many schools include Fairtrade in work they do for the ‘Global Perspectives’ topic of the Eco Schools Programme.
Schools can visit either:
To find out how to register and what needs to be done to become a Fairtrade School. Both sites provide free online resources.
Fairtrade UK has a dedicated schools web site www.schools.fairtrade.org.uk with a three stage Fairtrade Schools Awards scheme
The Council plan to promote Fairtrade in the future, both internally with our own staff and also throughout the district, by encouraging participation in the annual Fairtrade Fortnight initiative.