Membership Drive 2010
At the Scottish Fair Trade Forum Annual Campaign Day in 2009, campaigners from around Scotland gathered to vote on proposed changes to the SFTF's membership, which link Organisational Membership categories to annual turnover, rather than staff numbers. With this done, we are launching our membership drive this month.
If you filled out a form with your information at our Campaign Day, expect to receive information and a form in the post soon. If you would like to receive information and are not already on our mailing list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line 'Membership 2010.' Announcement and Upcoming Events
Keep an eye on our website and Twitter feed for the countdown to Fairtrade Fortnight, details on the tour and events around Scotland.
If you have a Fairtrade Fortnight event to post on our website (www.sftf.org.uk/events
), please send information including the time, date, location and 2-3 sentences about it to our Fairtrade Fortnight Coordinator at Alex.Duran@sftf.org.uk
- Fair Trade Fortnight events, tour dates
- World Fair Trade Day May 2010
- Local Authorities Conference June 2010
- A debate with Professor Tim Jackson: 'Sustainable Economic Growth vs Prosperity Without Growth.' This free event will be held at Edinburgh Napier University Business School on 25th Jan 2010, 17.30 to 20.30. Spaces are limited so please contact Kelly on 0131 451 1122 to book a space or email email@example.com
Good practice from our European neighbours
(from European Fair Trade Association's Fair Procura project)
Spain: Fair Trade products made available in the central procurement Catalogue of the City of Madrid
The various Public Authority centres of the City of Madrid are now able to purchase Fair Trade sugar, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and tea, thanks to its first Framework Agreement to include social consideration in the procurement.
Belgium: National and Regional governments commit to sustainable procurement
The regional Flemish Government has approved an aim for public purchasing to be 100% sustainable by 2020, in the Flemish Action Plan for sustainable public procurement. A ‘sustainable development helpdesk’ will assist public officers with purchasing. The Belgian government has followed the Flemish example, by aiming to ensure 50% of its procurement is sustainable by 2011. The Belgian Government has provided website resources including technical index cards for different product groups, examples of good tendering and procurement guidelines. See http://www.gidsvoorduurzameaankopen.be/?q=en/node/47&cid=166&pid=1235