Kingston’s Fairtrade councillor


kingston-lib-dems-fairtrade-bart-ricketts-eco-op.jpgYesterday afternoon Kingston’s Fairtrade councillor Liberal Democrat Bart Ricketts, helped out at a road show outside the town centre’s Guildhall which sampled and promoted ethically-sourced products.

He said: “Kingston’s Liberal Democrat-run Council is committed to being a Fairtrade Borough. We offer Fairtrade products at meetings, public events and even in ‘snack boxes’ in our offices.

"I am immensely proud to support the campaign for a better deal for disadvantage farmers and workers in the developing world.”

Honoured

Cllr Ricketts is honoured as a ‘sustainable alumni’ star by Kingston University for his work with local charities and for environmental campaigning.

He is currently working as a project co-coordinator for Kingston Eco-op who have placed Fairtrade snack boxes throughout Kingston Council offices, encouraging additional donations for charities based in the local community.


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