The Rainbow Turtle Fair Trade Podcast is the newest part of our Education work and we’d love for you to be involved. So if you’d like to find out more, go the Education Contact Page.
Each episode has a slightly different focus and incorporates Fair Trade related news, interviews, features and discussions.
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- Podcast Plus 3: Refuweegee
In the third of our PODCAST PLUS episodes, we feature Selina Hales, founder of Glasgow-based organisation Refuweegee. We recently hosted the IDEAS Network‘s Schools Forum and invited Selina to come along and tell us all about the work she, her staff and all their volunteers have been doing to welcome new faces to the city of Glasgow.
We’ll feature the other speakers in another episode very soon…so SUBSCRIBE to make sure you don’t miss out and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
- Episode 7 – Common Threads
Episode 7 is a Fashion Revolution special looking at the connections between us and the people who make our clothes. It features local groups and organisations Create Paisley, PACE Youth Theatre, Figmentum (see also Chris Young & Walk A Mile), Just Threads & Jubilee House. Plus War On Want‘s Senior International Programmes Officer (Asia and Pacific) and New Internationalist writer, Thulsi Narayanasamy. With guests Sophie Chen (SACOM – Students and Scholars Against Corporate Mismanagement), Kiki Yeung (HKTCU – Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions) and Patricia Tse (WE – Worker Empowerment). We look at how working and getting together can effect change, here and far away.
- Podcast Plus 2: Esther & Samuel
- Podcast Plus 1: Yannina Meza
In a new addition to our podcast, here’s the first episode of our PODCAST PLUS. These feature longer talks or presentations from the many recordings we’ve now got squirreled away, but that we often don’t have the time to edit and put in to a fuller episode of our regular podcast. They’ll be a little rougher round the edges in terms of production but will give you a chance to hear talks pretty much in full.
Podcast Plus 1 features Yannina Meza from Peruvian organisation Manos Amigas. She visited us in February 2017 and the recording comes from a schools’ event we put on in Paisley. Thanks to everyone who came along, especially all the schools and pupils, volunteers, Yannina and Rachel.
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- Episode 6 – Ball Buoys
In Episode 6 we take a trip up to Aberdeen where we were invited to a Fair Trade schools’ event on a ferry! Organised by Steve & Hannes from Aberdeen For A Fairer World (part of the Montgomery Development Education Centre) and with special guest Angus from Bala Sport, we took our microphones on board.
We’ll have links to resources here shortly as well as a few words on the contradictory nature of large companies – an issue not addressed in this episode but that came to light since recording. We always aim to educate and inform and to do so with integrity, so we’ll post that here in the coming days.
As ever, we’d love you to GET IN TOUCH and contribute to, or tell us what you think of, the podcast.
- Episode 5 – Big IDEAS
Episode 5 takes a look at The IDEAS Network, which we’ve been a part of for just over a year now, visiting the Scottish Parliament and recent Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow.
You can find links to some great resources by visiting the IDEAS Network website.
- Episode 4 – Sit Down, Stand Up
In Episode 4 we sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers as part of Traidcraft’s Let It Grow appeal, featuring our wonderful volunteers, plus Mhairi Black MP and Ken from Redss Catering. We hear too from Oxfam‘s CEO, Mark Goldring, at Project Trust’s Youth and The Global Goals Networking Event. Also there was Isobel Booth-Clibborn who tells us about her experiences working and volunteering in a number of countries in Africa. We have superstar P6 Global Citizens from Noble Primary in Bellshill, plus a welcome return from Jings and Scrivens!
To find out more about the organisations and people featured, click on the links above. Or click below for more information on our True Cost screening on April 24th at Paisley Arts Centre.
- Episode 3 – Hot & Cold
Our third episode sneaks out just in time for Christmas and takes in Scotland’s Climate March back in November, a producer visit from Eswatini Kitchen and a whole host of schools – including Carolside Primary’s Fair Trade Dragon’s Den. Plus, the Award-Winning Rachel Farey from Edinburgh’s One World Shop.
- Episode 2 – The Power Of One
In our second episode, we’re looking at the difference that one individual, one organisation or one group of people can make. Fair Trade only exists because of people choosing to support it and even directly addressing the issues themselves. Featuring the amazing story of Carishea who work with women in Ghana and men from Greenock prison, to produce beautiful, natural skin care products from shea butter. We have a cooking lesson from Ken at Redss in Paisley who explains why he incorporates Fair Trade ingredients in to their daily menu. We visited Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft (who will also feature more in Episode 3) and found out how they got started back in 1979. In ‘Did You Know’ we look at Electronic Waste in Ghana. Plus the pupils of St. James’ Primary in Renfrew hosted a Fair Trade tea party and told us about what they’ve learned. All that plus some impressive maths from our very own Jordan.
- Episode 1: Part 2
More from Howard Msukwa, Mhairi Black, Gavin Newlands and the pupils of Gryffe High and St. Paul’s. Plus, our very own Midge makes a guest appearance and we give you our quick-fire guide to the MDGs & SDGs.
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