Saturday, 10 May 2014

#BEDM Day 10 - World Fair Trade Day


Day 10 of Rosalilium’s 'Blog Every Day in May' Challenge

This is such a difficult prompt - not because I don't support fair trade or anything but beacuse I just don't really where to take a whole blog post about it.

So this is probably going to be a mish-mash of random fair trade things...



First up, this was my Easter egg from Andrew this year (which I still haven't eaten!)

Green and Black's Easter Egg




Next up, everyone heard of Ted Talks? Yep?
(if you haven't, TED stands for 'Technology, Entertainment, Design' and is a concept devoted to what the organisers call 'ideas worth spreading'. This usually takes the form of conferences, talks and events across the world, most of the time with quite well-known speakers).

They're all available on the Ted website and here's a couple of good ones about fair trade:

Making Global Labor Fair by Auret van Heerden




Demand a Fair Trade Cell Phone by Bandi Mbubi





Where I work we also have a free public lecture programme during each semester and a little known fact is that a lot of the sessions are available to download as podcasts. Some interesting ones that are marginally related to fair trade are:

Brand Aid? Development finance and African agriculture - available from www.bath.ac.uk/podcast/itunes/itunes-rss/163-podbath-JamesCopestake.mp3

Bio-technology in Africa - available from
www.bath.ac.uk/podcast/itunes/itunes-rss/073-podbath-FlorenceWambugu.mp3



So yep, there you go, an eclectic collection of stuff slightly related to fair trade.
Now go treat yourselves to some Green and Blacks!

2 comments:

  1. How on earth do you still have Easter eggs left?! I didn't even have any left by Easter Sunday!! haha xxx

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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