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Hastings-Napier Green Drinks

 

 

Is next on: 13 December 2017, 5.30pm - 7pm

 

 

 

December Green Drinks

 

When: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 5:30pm - 7pm.  

Where: Havelock North Trade Aid, 11 Napier Road, Havelock North

Host: Brenda Armstrong (Havelock North Trade Aid Educator)

Cost: $5 per person.  Nibbles/beverages provided

Maximum: Limited to 20 people.  

RSVP: No later than 10am on Tuesday 12th December

BYO: A cushion to sit on and monies to buy super Xmas gifts, stocking fillers and/or decorations!!

 

Trade Aid - The ‘Green/Sustainable’ Side of the Story

Starting from small beginnings in Christchurch (by founders Vi and Richard Cottrell), Trade Aid has flourished into a network of fabulous shops throughout New Zealand stocking quality handmade, hand grown, ‘fair trade’ products sourced from more than 65 trading partner organisations, who represent hundreds and thousands of small farmers and artisans in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Palestine and the Pacific.

The organisation is 100% committed to a way of trade which helps improve the lives of the talented producers and artisans around the globe.  Trade Aid works to change the lives of these producers through an alternative way of doing business i.e. following the 10 ‘key’ principles of Fair Trade which were created by the The World Fair Trade Organization.  These principles guide the day-to-day work and decision making of Trade Aid.  One of these principles is the focus of Green Drinks, ‘Respect for the Environment’:

‘Organizations which produce Fair Trade products maximize the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally when possible.  They use production technologies that seek to reduce energy consumption and where possible use renewable energy technologies that minimize greenhouse gas emissions.  They seek to minimize the impact of their waste stream on the environment.  Fair Trade agricultural commodity producers minimize their environmental impacts, by using organic or low pesticide use production methods wherever possible’.  Buyers and importers of fair trade products give priority to buying products made from raw materials that originate from sustainably managed sources, and have the least overall impact on the environment.  All organizations use recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packing to the extent possible, and goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible’.

World Fair Trade Organisation (2014).  10 Principles of Fair Trade.  Retrieved from: https://wfto.com/news/10-principles-fair-trade

If you have not been to a Green Drinks event as yet this would be a nice little one to start on.

The organisers respectfully request that if you RSVP and are not able to make it on the day, you please call or text your apologies to Penny on 021 042 8628 or Jo on: 022 152 4509. Our Green Drinks hosts put a considerable amount of time and effort into planning an interesting visit and providing catering for guests who have RSVP'd and it is a disappointment to have no-shows.