A Special Birthday Celebration!

May 11th saw the marking of York as a Fair Trade City in a special way!   A dedicated service was held at St Lawrence’s Church.  We were fortunate to have Mark Dawson speak to us as the past chair of the Fair Trade Forum when York was awarded its Fair Trade status.  A Riding Lights member gave us a humorous and thought provoking sketch … [Read more...]

World Fair Trade Day

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day on the 10th May with a Fair Trade market on Parliament Street from 10am till 4pm. Come and buy ethically produced food, crafts, jewellery and clothes. Listen to Access to Music and enjoy the nearby New Music Spring Festival and Deliciously Yorkshire.   … [Read more...]

York Celebrates World Fair Trade Day

May 10th saw Parliament Street celebrate World Fair Trade Day, with York a hot spot for traders and consumers alike. This year’s World Fair Trade Day, which took place on the 10 May, looked to ‘Fair Trade People’ celebrating those who produce, sell and buy Fair Trade. York Fair Trade Forum ran a fully Fair Trade market throughout the day, … [Read more...]

10th Anniversary of York’s Fairtrade City Status

On Saturday 8th March, at the end of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014, we enjoyed a wonderful celebration of the 10th Anniversary of York's Fairtrade City Status. We were blessed with good weather for our information and campaign stall in St Helen’s Square and a great day was had by all. Passers-by  and the Lord Mayor enjoyed riding the Smoothie Bike, … [Read more...]

Fairtrade Schools Conference 2014

On 23rd January 2014 the third Yorkshire Fairtrade Schools Conference was held at Temple Hall, York St John University. The conference was organised by the Centre for Global Education http://www.centreforglobaleducation.org/at YSJU and York Fair Trade Forum. Excellent and varied presentations on a Fairtrade theme were given by Riccall and Cawood … [Read more...]

World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day in May is a very important event in the Fair Trade calendar. In 2014 it falls on Saturday 10th May and this year we will be celebrating by holding our Fair Trade Market in Parliament Street.   Last year's event included an evening of entertainment that was sold out well in advance. Pictured to the right, Helen Harrison, … [Read more...]

Introducing our schools event

  This year’s Schools Conference will take place at the same venue on Thursday Jan 23rd 2014.. Last year York St John University kindly hosted the second Fairtrade Schools Conference here in York on Wednesday 23rd January,, arranged by York Fair Trade Forum and the Centre for Global Education. A large number of Primary and Secondary … [Read more...]

Fair Trade Fortnight in York

Go Bananas this Fairtrade Fortnight!   Help York Fair Trade Forum and Friends to celebrate the  10th Anniversary of York as a Fairtrade City SATURDAY 8th MARCH 2014   2pm – 5pm in St Helen’s Square:                Make Bananas Fair! Come and meet Colombian Fairtrade banana farmer Aimeth, sample banana-themed snacks, find out more … [Read more...]

Pre 2014 News

Professor educates York activists Fair trade activists gathered at the Priory Street Centre, for the York Fair Trade Forum Annual General Meeting. A full team of enthusiastic candidates was elected, to help run the group and its many activities that take place across the city. Helen Harrison gave an annual report which highlighted the thriving … [Read more...]