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Remember GREEN DRINKS on 21st of each month from 7:30pm in the Blue Boar, Mill Street, Ludlow. Come and join this month's discussion and social!
Traidcraft Fair Trade Christmas Fair on Saturday 18th November 10.00 – 4.00 in Ludlow Mascall Centre, admission is free, Fairtrade coffee and tea and lots of Fairtrade cakes and cookies.
Fair Trade Hand crafted gifts, foods and Christmas goodies, cards and wrapping paper mean every purchase makes a positive difference to the lives of producers, families and communities in developing countries.
A date has been set for the Green Festival 2018 – Sunday 8th July. More info coming soon.
On October 18th three members of the Ludlow 21 Education Group, Ian Urry, Christopher Deaves and Megan Blackmore, delivered a school assembly at Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary School, Ashford Carbonel on how to reduce our carbon footprint. The invitation was issued by T.A. Amanda Wilcox, leader of the school’s ‘Eco Warriors’, as part of the school’s ongoing work on sustainable living.
Volunteer pupils helped the visitors to tell the story of ‘Tom’ and ‘Sally’ on a typical day. Their lengthy showers, insistence on being driven around by their parents and a whole host of other energy-guzzling activities were dramatized through mime and role-play. Chris, appropriately clad in a white coat, played the part of the brainy professor, interjecting the narrative with apposite scientific information about CO2 emissions. The assembled children also played their part with some enthusiastic and knowledgeable contributions. The use of a mass of beanbags distributed amongst the pupils helped to provide them with a visual representation of the CO2 emissions that we are responsible for producing.
The school staff were very enthusiastic about the assembly, and the children certainly seemed to enjoy it and to engage with the issues raised in it. We hope that it will provide an impetus to launch a project created by the Education Group that will involve the children in attempting to save their body weight in CO2 emissions.
Hopefully, the assembly will be replicated in other schools over the next few months.
Ludlow 21’s AGM will be held on
Thursday 22nd June
in the Queen Elizabeth Suite, Feathers Hotel
Papers for the AGM can be downloaded here:
The AGM is open to all. Ludlow 21 members may vote on motions and to elect new Directors. Any member may stand for election to the Board if nominated and seconded by two other members. Nomination forms can be downloaded here:
TAKE A FAIRTRADE BREAK
2017 sees the 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. Choosing Fairtrade really matters Don’t feed exploitation, support Fairtrade. Be part of the solution not part of the problem
Look out for Promotions in Fair Trade outlets in Ludlow
Thurs 2nd Feb 7.30pm Clun Methodist Church ‘Chocolate of Peace, Cacao Defying Violence’ Film Download poster
(by Gwen Burnyeat, a British anthropologist, and Pablo Mejia Trujillo, a Colombian film-maker, documenting the community’s experiences of resistance as they courageously persist with their production of organic chocolate) In conjunction with Clun Valley Fairtrade Group. Gwen will answer questions and serve hot chocolate.
Sat 4th March 7.30pm ‘Designs on the Roof of the World’ Conversation & Illustrated Talk, Chris Evans. Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street (Chris has been working with local people in Nepal to develop sustainable farming practices for over thirty years. Now farmers have begun to be able to devote some land to cash crops such as cotton to sell on a fairtrade basis) Download poster
Children’s Fairtrade Poster Competition Entries by 3rd March. Details from: email@example.com
Wednesday 8th March 1.30pm Mayor’s Reception St Laurence Church, Presentation of Competition Prizes
Thursday 9th March 10am-2pm Special Fairtrade Stall Local Produce Market, Castle Square
Traidcraft Spring Fair Big Brew Sat 11 March 10am-4pm, Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford
Support The Traidcraft Big Brew Let it Grow Appeal as part of the Spring Fair, view the 2017 new spring products and buy some Fair Trade gifts, foods and greetings cards. Change a family’s future.
Please come and join us for an informal opportunity to find out about plans for this year’s Green Festival, next Tuesday 21st at Green Drinks, downstairs in the Blue Boar at 7.30pm
A Christmas Fair with a difference Saturday 19th November
Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group is holding its annual Traidcraft Fair Trade Christmas Fair on Saturday 19th November 10 – 4 at Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ. Admission is free.
Choose from an array of 100% fair trade goods, the best of fair trade products that change lives – handcrafted gifts, Christmas foods, Christmas cards, and lots of chocolate. You can also stock up on everyday grocery products knowing that everything you buy from Traidcraft gives smallholder farmers the power to cultivate a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Trade justice still matters while poverty and inequality still exist in the world. Buy just one fair trade product and play a part in transforming the lives of growers and artisans in the developing world. You can be sure you are part of the solution.
If you are able to display a poster to advertise the Fair, please do! You can download it to print by clicking on the poster here, or contact Liz: