Calendar

Jun
17
Mon
Traidcraft Week
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
21
Fri
Demand A Future – York @ York Explore Library
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

‘Demand a Future’, a forum on climate emergency.
Spurred on by the recent schoolchildren strikes and by the declaration by Parliament of a Climate Emergency, Shared Earth has become the first company in the UK to announce a climate crisis levy on products, as opposed to services. This 10% levy will be applied to all products imported by air, and to all products made of plastic, such as resin statues from Thailand and suncatchers from Bali. Meanwhile, Shared Earth is working with suppliers to develop alternative, more sustainable materials. In addition, a self-imposed 10% levy will be applied to all travel made by air by Shared Earth staff.

The proceeds from this levy will be used for planting trees, alternative energy and other projects which help to combat the negative effects of global warming.

In the light of the climate crisis, Shared Earth is now putting environmental issues at the top of its agenda. Shared Earth’s founder and MD Jeremy Piercy believes that all businesses should be asking themselves how they can reduce their CO2 emissions, to help slow down the increasing reality of climate change. “We can’t just ignore this problem and continue as we are, using up limited fossil fuels and expecting others to solve this crisis,” he comments. “There are lots of things we can do, both large and small, as individuals and as businesses, all of which will contribute to positive change. Commercially, these can pay off too. A younger generation of consumers is emerging with different values and aspirations, and they will support businesses which actively address the problems of climate change, which could seriously affect their lives in 20 or 30 years’ time.”

You are invited to a forum on the climate emergency:

4pm – 7pm is for family activities and arts events;
7pm – 9pm is a people’s assembly;
9pm – 11pm is live music and poetry.
Entry is free.

Jun
30
Sun
Westbank Park Summer fair @ Westbank Park
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Find us at the Friends of West Bank Park’s annual sumemr fair. Test your skill and win Fairtrade prizes with our game, browse and buy fair trade crafts and talk to our volunteers about how you can support Fair Trade in York.

Jul
7
Sun
YUMI Milllennium Fields summer fair @ Millennium Fields
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Find us at York Unifying Multicultural Initiative’s summer fair. Test your skill and win Fairtrade prizes with our game, browse and buy fair trade crafts and talk to our volunteers about how you can support Fair Trade in York.

Jul
14
Sun
Woodthorpe Family Day @ Woodthorpe Green
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Find us at Woodthorpe’s Family Fun Day on Woodthorpe Green. Test your skill and win Fairtrade prizes with our game, browse and buy fair trade crafts and talk to our volunteers about how you can support Fair Trade in York.
There’s live music and plenty to see and do.

Jul
15
Mon
York Fair Trade Forum monthly meeting @ West Offices
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our regular monthly meeting, find out what we do and how you can help promote fair trade in York.

We are grateful to York City Council for hosting our regular monthly meeting.

Please note that we do not meet in August or December.

Aug
19
Mon
York Fair Trade Forum monthly meeting @ West Offices
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our regular monthly meeting, find out what we do and how you can help promote fair trade in York.

We are grateful to York City Council for hosting our regular monthly meeting.

Please note that we do not meet in August or December.

Sep
16
Mon
York Fair Trade Forum monthly meeting @ West Offices
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our regular monthly meeting, find out what we do and how you can help promote fair trade in York.

We are grateful to York City Council for hosting our regular monthly meeting.

Please note that we do not meet in August or December.

Oct
21
Mon
York Fair Trade Forum monthly meeting @ West Offices
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to our regular monthly meeting, find out what we do and how you can help promote fair trade in York.

We are grateful to York City Council for hosting our regular monthly meeting.

Please note that we do not meet in August or December.

Oct
26
Sat
Yorkshire Fairtrade Places of Worship Conference @ Christchurch
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fairtrade Yorkshire invites places of worship in Yorkshire to this mini Conference where you can network, share stories and find out more about integrating Fairtrade and fair trade into your community’s regular activities.