Sustainability Trust is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, which runs from August 3 to 16 — and shines a spotlight on all things fair trade. Fair trade is about stable prices, decent working conditions — and empowering farmers and workers around the world.
Wellington leads New Zealand in fair trade. In 2009, we became the first Fair Trade Capital City in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 100 fair trade retailers (and many, many supporters) fair trade is lighting up Wellington City.
During Wellington’s Fair Trade Fortnight, the best of fair trade in our capital is on show — with a series of talks, films, pop-up shops and other exciting events.
Our Chief Executive, Phil Squire, writes about the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill, being designed to bring New Zealand’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Just before the consultation closed on July 19th, Sustainability Trust hosted an event for WWF NZ, to give people information on the Bill – and encourage everyone to make a submission. Speakers from WWF, Generation Zero, Forest and Bird, Meridian Energy and Hon. James Shaw (Minister for Climate Change) spoke about the Bill and consultation process. Read more of Phil's thoughts.
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