Fairtrade fortnight arrives in February

Fairtrade Fortnight  is set to arrive in Peterborough on Monday 27th February to Sunday 11th March. The fortnight will bring a series of Fairtrade events to the city which is designed to engage local businesses and support Peterborough’s ambition of becoming a Fairtrade City.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By promoting, stocking and buying Fairtrade, it is possible to support communities all over the world.

Events during the fortnight include Footprinting Werrington on the 26th February and 4th March, the Project Dirt Launch at the Green Backyard (29th February), a Fairtrade Stall at Werrington Village (1st March), and the Investors in the Environment Fairtrade Seminar, with talks from the Fairtrade organisation and a Kenyan Tea Producer (7th March).

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has been working with Peterborough City Council, Opportunity Peterborough and a group of keen volunteers to achieve Fairtrade targets in businesses, community groups and schools across the city over the previous year.

As part of the fortnight a free Fairtrade Seminar has been organised to take place at the Eco-Innovation Centre, on Tuesday 7th March at 2pm. All local businesses are being invited to attend, particularly if you are interested in stocking or promoting anything Fairtrade or even if you simply want to learn more about it. To book your place at the seminar, please email