Oxford City Council is encouraging people to buy Fairtrade goods to assist small businesses and developing countries. Oxfordshire residents are being encouraged to purchase Fairtrade items during the upcoming two weeks as part of a nationwide initiative. Fairtrade Fortnight which starts February 26th.
Different activities have been organized all around the city, such as panel debates, Fairtrade promotions and documentary showings. Oxford City Council is encouraging people to buy Fairtrade goods to assist small businesses and developing countries.
The council’s board member for economic development, Bob Price, said: “The Council strongly encourages people in Oxford to buy Fairtrade goods.
“It is an excellent way of supporting the economies of many developing countries through small businesses and co-operatives which are locally owned and managed – and not in the hands of multinational companies.”
Families, cafes, schools and businesses have also been urged to get involved by choosing to buy Fairtrade.
Sabita Banerji, chair of The Oxford Fairtrade Coalition, said: “With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day and Fairtrade Fortnight is a great opportunity for the people of Oxford to get involved and spread the word.”