Dozens of stalls will be selling Fairtrade products, organic produce, climate-friendly and ethically-sourced products, while numerous charities and NGOs provide information about their activities. There will be free music and entertainment all day long.
This year we are introducing an exciting new event - the all day Fair Trade Big Breakfast - an al fresco cafe, with food provided by The Canterbury Curry Club, Fair Trade and The Pulse cafe. All ingredients are Fair Trade, environmentally friendly, and, of course, delicious. You may even get to enjoy a cup of coffee with an Orang Utan or a curry with a Stormtrooper!
The Climate & Fair Trade Market will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 12th May 2012.
The beautiful walled city of Canterbury, with its cobbled lanes and Tudor and Elizabethan buildings, is Kent's premier tourist destination. Canterbury is the seat of the Anglican Communion and is dominated by the impressive Norman Cathedral, where in 1170 Thomas Beckett was murdered - turning it into the place of pilgrimage made famous by Chaucer:
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes,
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende
Of engelond to caunterbury they wende,
Canterbury & District Greenpeace is grateful to the City of Canterbury for allowing us this opportunity and to Philippe Esclasse, Canterbury City Centre Manager, for making the whole event possible.
“Thanks for the opportunity to exhibit at the climate fair and thanks too for the chance to tell you and your support team what a great event they organised. The video gave a great taste of the Fair. Is there more? Well organised, great atmosphere (that doesn't happen by chance), good support, super exposure, perfect pitch (opposite WHSmiths), engaging and varied live acts ( no musak just sincere and heartfelt songs of our time), lively crowd, interesting mix of exhibitors and services and perfect weather (you must have a direct line to him upstairs).
Please count us in on any future events in Canterbury or across the County.”
Bruce Davis, Eternal Energy Systems Ltd.
"The planet should not be used as a warehouse of resources to serve humanity's selfishness" - Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury