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Fairtrade

24-May-17

ft-square-logo.jpgCETNS have been running Fairtrade Fortnight since 2006. We have organised various events in our school as part of the campaigns such as Fairtrade poetry and art competitions, spray painted Fairtrade bananas and roses around the school as a reminder to buy Fairtrade. We also had a Fairtrade cookery demonstration and in 2015 everyone in the school had a mini Fairtrade meal of Fairtrade banana bread and hot chocolate.

Our staff room is a Fairtrade staffroom where we only stock Fairtrade tea and coffee. We became a certified Fairtrade School in 2014. We also held a survey asking the school population about their Fairtrade purchases, which showed very positive results.

Fairtrade Fortnight 26 FEBRUARY – 11 MARCH

The national Fairtrade Fortnight draws near on 26 FEBRUARY – 11 MARCH, so we will have our annual Fairtrade Focus from Monday March 26th to Wednesday March 28th. details of what’s coming up on a national level can be seen at https://www.fairtrade.ie/get-involved/fairtrade-fortnight/.

Details for our C.E.T.N.S. focus will include a Fairtrade product hunt and display in the foyer, poster competition and classes will learn more about Fairtrade.

There has been a lot of publicity about the terrible waste with approximately 2 million disposable coffee cups currently being sent to landfill sites in Ireland every day! A shocking and sad statistic. We ask everyone in CETNS to consider using a reusable cup when they buy their coffee/tea in a cafe.
The Conscious Cup Campaign, was started in late 2016 by a group of concerned individuals who, inspired by similar initiatives of cafes and citizens around the world, are aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate single use cups in Ireland. They met through the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook Group, and now have the support of VOICE, an environmental charity with expertise in waste prevention initiatives. The central focus points of this campaign will be to encourage individuals to switch to reusable cup and to persuade coffee shops to; one, accept the reusable cups and two offer a reward to those customers, more details can be found at:
Conscious Cup Campaign

Also, our February’s Family STEM challenge will be based on a Fairtrade Challenge such as creating a trashion piece/artwork using Fairtrade packaging.

If you have anything you would like to bring/present for our Fairtrade Focus, please email Elaine at elaine@cetns.ie

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