1. Fairtrade Fortnight, Show Off Your Label, 28th Feb – 14th March
This year, Fairtrade is asking you to get loud and proud and show off your label. Show off your passion, your favourite product, your producer stories. Most of all, we want to show off Fairtrade cotton and highlight the injustices that make Fairtrade a vital lifeline for cotton farmers in West Africa and India. Let’s show off a different way of doing trade and why we support it!
Posters, leaflets, Schools Action Guide, events are all on the website:http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/show_off_your_label/
2. Trellis Annual Conference, Perth Concert Hall, 15th March
Trellis supports and represents over 180 therapeutic gardening projects across Scotland. This year’s conference will be a showcase for the work of some of the inspiring and diverse gardening projects in the Trellis network across Scotland and will offer delegates a choice of practical workshops on themes ranging from ‘Surviving Lean Times through Reinvention and Diversification’, to the value and challenges of providing Therapeutic Gardening in Secure Settings, a Fruit Tree Pruning Master Class and a chance to discuss preliminary findings on the evidence for therapeutic horticulture.
3 Renewable Energy and Heat Fair, Nevis Centre, Fort William, Sat 19th March
As the culmination of the current phase of the 2-year RENEW Project, a ‘Renewable Energy and Heat Fair’ is being organized in Fort William. Renewable companies based in Lochaber, and other Scottish-based, accredited companies have been invited to run info stalls.
For those who want to know more about a specific technology there will also be 75-minute workshops for each of the three technologies supported by the Feed-in-Tariff (solar PV, hydro and wind) and also for each of the three renewable heating technologies (solar thermal, biomass and heat pumps).
Robert & Justine Dunn, RENEW Household Project Officers, tel: 01967 402453, email: renew [at] lochaber-environmental-group [dot] org [dot] uk, website: www.lochaber-environmental-group.org.uk