Walk # 1

November 28, 2009

595km

From Oxford to Copenhagen (to coincide with the end of the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen)

 

Media Coverage

Guardian UK

Oxfam International

Reuters International

BBC Essex

AP archive

Oxfam  GB

Oxfam Blogs

Walk # 2

December 06, 2011

500km

This walk took place within the south indian state of Karnataka. The walk was done to highlight ecological issues such as climate change and biodiversity with a specific emphasis on small coffee growers, as leaders met in South Africa for a key summit (COP17).

 

Media coverage

 

BBC

Walk footage

The Hindu

Kodagu First

IBN Live

The Alternate.in

Indian Express
Bridge Blog

Walk # 3

August 23, 2012

141km

This was the third and considerably shorter walk that was undertaken in the UK, from Garstang, the world's first Fairtrade Town, to Keswick. Despite being shorter than the previous two walks, the purpose behind it was no less important.

 

I was joined by fellow activists, raising awareness for Fairtrade and to celebrate the lives and work of small scale farmers everywhere, many of whom continue to suffer from the adverse effects of unfair trade, and who are now also increasingly at the mercy of adverse climate change, too.

 

Through sponsorship, the walkers also raised money for Oxfam's GROW Campaign [www.oxfam.org/en/what-is-grow] in Oxfam's 70th anniversary year, and for The FIG Tree, the world's first international Fairtrade visitor centre in Garstang.

 

Media Coverage

 

Fair Trade Keswick

Oxfam GB

Oxfam GB #2

Positive News

Cumbria Crack

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