Monthly Archives: November 2009

Badgers Love Bananas. Fact.

Badger Aldi’s banana buyer to to stop the banana war!
 

In September Asda and Aldi started a price war with savage cuts on the prices of their bananas which is like ‘reading the funeral rites of Caribbean farmers’ according to a spokesman for the banana producing Windward Island farmers.

Aldi is seen as a price-setter for bananas across the EU and this move threatens to move the price war to other parts of the continent.

Email Aldi’s UK banana buyer David Hill to ask him to stop the banana price war and to ensure that the growers and farmers are paid a decent wage for their produce.

Check out Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s spoof Asda advert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRlyaypeik0 and learn more about the banana trade at www.bananalink.org.uk

Go to http://apps.facebook.com/superbadger/  send off your e-badger to David Hill and  do your bit for the banana farmers! Which is also quite fun to say…

Badger love xoxoxo

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Internet Surfers! Get on board with The Wave!

Do you see what I did there? Clever Badger.

You might have noticed there haven’t been any posts for a while – really sorry about that. I’ve been busy helping Tearfund prepare for The Wave on the 5th December!

What do you mean you don’t know what The Wave is?!

The Wave will be the UK’s biggest ever demonstration for action on climate change. Tens of thousands of people marching through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for climate justice and calling on the UK government to protect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities from the changing climate. The march is happening ahead of the UN climate talks start in Copenhagen, where world leaders must seal a strong and fair deal. We need to get the attention of the people in power who can make a difference in these talks, hence the attention-seeking ‘wave’!

Here’s how it will go down on the day:

11am
Church service at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster 

1pm
March starts in Grosvenor Square. Those in the church service will walk together to join the march

3pm
Encircling of parliament following by tea and cakes with Tearfund (venue tbc)

Wear or carry something blue to make The Wave look special.

March in Scotland: On 5 December, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is organising a march through Glasgow city centre. This will be the largest march on climate change ever to take place in Scotland! Find out more here

Wave event in Northern Ireland: Belfast will be holding its own mass action for climate change justice on December 5th. Click here to download the Wave flyer for Belfast.

How you can get involved:  

  • Making Waves: click here for tips and ideas to help you tell others about The Wave and for details about transport to get to London
  • Order flyers and posters to promote The Wave. You can order as many as you like, for free, to spread the word far and wide. Simply email enquiry@tearfund.org or call 0845 355 8355. Download the flyer here or poster here.

 Tearfund is joining with more than 100 organisations who form the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition to organise The Wave.  

 Grab your friends and get on The WaaaaaaAAAAAAaaaave! Come get Superbadger to sign your blue t-shirts!

Paw print xoxoxo