Settle Towards a Fairtrade Community (postponed)

ACE Food Group are hoping that Settle can become a Fairtrade Community (aka Town) in the not too distant future. This will require support and involvement from Settle Town Council, schools and businesses, event organisers and individuals. Most of the churches are already using Fairtrade goods.

Liz Roodhouse from Fairtrade Skipton will be giving us a presentation and a short film showing how Fairtrade is helping farmers overseas. There will be ample time for questions and a discussion plus Fairtrade goods to purchase.

Yorkshire is the only Fairtrade county in the UK and a Fairtrade Way is being planned. It will run from Bradford, through our area, and then on to Lancaster/Garstang.

To learn more about Fairtrade and why it matters come along to ACE Green Cafe at St John’s Methodist Church, Settle on December 10th from 10.30am.

Refreshments available along with fair trade products for sale.


Image credit Fairtrade Foundation https:/

September’s Green Cafe


This month we will be joining Clapham Sustainability Group’s (CSG) ‘Information Exchange Day’, which includes hearing and talking about:

  • Green energy production at home: an opportunity to speak to people about their solar panels, air source heat pumps, wood pellet boilers & windmills and here from an installer
  • E-transport: with an electric car owner and about e-bikes with Alistair of ‘Three Peaks Cycles’ (Settle)
  • The Rotters: talking about composting.

More information here: Clapham Information Exchange Day 11th September Flyer

There will also be refreshments and an opportunity to chat and share as usual.

The 581 bus will leave outside the ‘Naked Man’ at 9.30 (11.30) arriving 9.49 (11.49) outside the shop and returning from the New Inn 13.09, if you would like to use public transport – a few of us will be.

August’s Green Cafe

Join us at Settle Victoria Hall’s Refreshment gardens for an opportunity to catch-up in person after all the Zoom meetings we have had & to talk about your reactions to the UN’s climate report and find out what you can do locally this Autumn, including during ‘The Great Big Green Week’ (18th-25th September).

May’s Green Cafe (on Zoom)

This month’s Cafe featured Settle Town Councillors who presented their recently agreed Climate and Biodiversity Policy Report. The report was adopted by the Town Council on 1 March and sets out actions they will take to become carbon neutral by 2030 and improve biodiversity of their owned and managed land.

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