Fairtrade Fortnight

This year Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from Monday 26th February to Sunday 11th March. 
This is an opportunity to celebrate the great work which Fairtrade does around the world to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love: chocolate, coffee, wine, bananas, gold. 

How does Fairtrade work?

Fairtrade change the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. 
The Fairtrade Premium is a small increase in the cost of some goods which goes directly to the farmers and farming co-ops. This allows them to invest in their communities.
This small price can support things that have a massive impact on communities around the world: education and healthcare for children, or building infrastructure such as roads.

Overall winners of Sustainability City Awards

Library Services have only gone done it again. 

Here at Library Services we work very hard to improve our environmental impact and to promote sustainability to everyone at City.

This week we have been awarded Overall Winner of City’s Sustainability League for the second year running. We faced some very stiff competition from some very tough and capable opponents from across City (think D2: The Mighty Ducks and you get the picture).*

Photo of awards
Library Services won a platinum award and were named overall winner in June’s awards.

Library Services have been awarded platinum level for sustainability every year since 2014. This year we organised a series of activities to improve the environmental impact of the library and to promote sustainable initiatives around the libraries. In the last year we have:

We hope to carry on the great work in the coming years.

*Jokes: everyone at City is super lovely. We couldn’t resist the joke. It’s a great film though (and available on Box of Broadcasts). But seriously, this year teams from across City organised some absolutely brilliant campaigns like gardening in Northampton Square and a food bank collection.

Find out more about the great work that City does for sustainability.