BRADFORD Council is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, which runs from Monday to March 7and this year will focus on climate change.

Due to Covid-19, Fairtrade Fortnight will be held online this year. There are free resources available to get involved with at home, at school and in the workplace.

There will be workshops, cook-alongs, webinars with activities and artists, competitions and a chance to hear from Fairtrade farmers and workers on the important issues. Locally, Bradford Cathedral will host an online Fairtrade breakfast and Fairtrade groups are organising knitted post-box topper contests.

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight in the district, City Hall will be lit up in blue and green with the Fairtrade Logo, and the Fairtrade Flag is being raised in a virtual ceremony.

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Cllr Adrian Farley, Bradford Council’s Fairtrade Champion, said: “The work Fairtrade carries out is absolutely vital. Farmers and workers in developing countries often bear the brunt of the effects of climate change, despite having contributed the least to it.

“Fairtrade Fortnight gives people in the UK a chance to learn so much about the people on the other end of our supply chains, as well as the impacts of climate change."