Yesterday 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.”
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.