GREEN DRINKS MALTA supports the Worldfest initiative and urges all members to visit the fair on Saturday the 12th of May 2012, Upper Barrakka, Valletta.
The fair trade movement shares a vision of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices, both at home and abroad, so that everyone through their work can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood.
Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
See you on Saturday 12th May - 10.00 am and 10.30 pm
Koperattiva Kummerc Gust is pleased to announce the date of this year's Worldfest - Malta's most vibrant Fair Trade event held yearly in the Upper Barrakka Gardens. This year's Worldfest will take place on Saturday 12th May between and will feature live music, two public forums, Fair Trade crafts, food and refreshments, a drum circle, activities for children, and stalls of our partner organisations. There will be Fair Trade products available from Africa, Latin America and Asia, and speciality food and coffee from Eritrea and Palestine. This year's WorldFest is centred around the theme of Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism.
The first public forum will take place from 4.00 to 5.15 pm and will focus on Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism. The forum will be chaired by Dr Andrew Azzopardi, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta. The speakers will be Sergio Bordignon, from the Italian organization working on Responsible Tourism, Viaggi e Miraggi and Aldith Gauchi, who has recently returned from a FRAME-project (Fair and Responsible Action in Mediterranean Area) trip to Morocco to visit Fair Trade producers.
The second forum will take place between 5.15 and 6.45 and be entitled 'Pricing Ecology... what for? Chair and speakers TBA.
Throughout the day, there will be Fair Trade food, drink, handicrafts, artisan products, toys, jewelry, CDs, musical instruments, books, ornaments, masks, pottery, carpets, clothes and textiles from Latin America, Africa and South Asia. There will be activities for children, including games and face-painting. After the forums, Eritrean and Palestinian food will be available. From 7.30 pm onwards there will be live music by Dumtak, the Jungle Wailers, and Kantilena.
In order to make this year's Worldfest as sustainable as possible, we are offering a small discount on drinks to those who bring their own cups or glasses to the event - so bring your own cup, and make this Worldfest the most green to date!
Entrance to the festival and all events (including the evening concert) is free, and a warm and friendly atmosphere is guaranteed.