Cover image: Join us at the Fairtrade Festival!

Join us at the Fairtrade Festival!

Join us at the Fairtrade Festival in conversation with Jonathon Porritt and the Fairtrade Foundation, talking about food and climate action in the classroom.

On Thursday 4th March at 5pm, we are hosting a conversation as part of the Fairtrade Foundation's Choose the World You Want Festival.

Register for your tickets here, and join us to get an exclusive sneak peek of our new video resources and enjoy a conversation with Fairtrade Foundation’s CEO Mike Gidney and the creative team behind the new campaign films to look at how our choices around food can help to reboot the future.

View the exclusive screening of Jamal's film before our speakers dive into questions including:

  • why is food so important in creating a more sustainable future?
  • what steps can we all take to make changes in our own lives around food?
  • what hope does Jamal's story offer to today's young people?

The conversation will be hosted by Holly Everett, Education Lead at Reboot the Future, and will feature:

  • Sophie Austin, Film Director
  • Anthony Bennett, CEO of Reboot the Future
  • Becky Burchell, Film Producer and Founder of Change Festival
  • Mike Gidney, CEO of Fairtrade Foundation
  • Jonathon Porritt CBE, Environmental Activist and Author

If you're an educator looking for new ways to engage your class in climate action, or simply someone looking for inspirational new ways to get to grips with the Climate Emergency, then join us at 5pm on Thursday 4th March.

About the campaign

As we announced earlier this month, Reboot the Future have teamed up with environmentalist Jonathon Porritt to create a new campaign - launching in April with the aim of filling young people with a sense of creativity, optimism and joy, and inspiring them to take action for a better future.

We'll be releasing a set of teaching resources to accompany 5 short films and Jonathon Porritt's new book Rise Up to Reboot the Future.

In his book, Jonathon highlights food and farming as one of the fundamental areas which need to change over the next 5 years in order for us to get a grip on the Climate Emergency. One of the films - Jamal's film - focuses specifically on our relationship with food, and it will be this film which will be previewed during this event.