From 31 October to 12 November, the world's leaders will be in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). To raise awareness of the conference, and the decisions that will be made there, over 4,000 community events were held across the country as part of Great Big Green Week. One of these took place on Tatsfield village green on 25 September. The Tatsfield Fairtrade Group, along with Tatsfield Horticulture Society, Surrey Wildlife Trust, and local beekeepers Andrew and Sally Lake, came together to demonstrate the little changes we can all make to help tackle climate change. These include reducing water useage in our gardens, eating less meat, buying Fairtrade products, and supporting local environmental groups.
Hilary Harber, one of the founding members of Tatsfield Fairtrade Group, explained their interest in the climate debate:
“Fairtrade workers and farmers across the globe are often located in vulnerable areas, where the changing climate has a huge impact, so that is why we are raising awareness of the link between climate change and Fairtrade."
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