‘Before you finish eating breakfast, you’ve depended on more than half the world.’ Martin Luther King
This Fairtrade Fortnight we are thinking about the producers who make the products we love. We rely on people in different countries, all over the world, every day of our lives, often without even realising it! We rely on other countries for the clothes we wear, the food we eat and the technology we use. What goes on in other countries affects us more than we might think! Are all the products we use produced fairly?
The people involved in making or harvesting the products you have used may not always get a fair pay or the rights they deserve. There are also environmental costs in shipping the products overseas. What does it take to be a Global Citizen and how can we make a difference? Should we stand up for human and children’s rights? Support charities like UNICEF? Choose Fairtrade? Be Eco – reduce, reuse recycle! What about shipping our products and food miles? There are lots of things that are important when thinking about Global Citizenship – I want to know your thoughts!