09 May, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight - don't miss the opportunity!



This year’s Fair Trade Fortnight is set to be the biggest yet! With one more week to go, there’s still plenty of chances to be part of it!

Go to www.fairtrade.com.au/ftf09 for the latest Fair Trade Fortnight news, events, activities and promotions.

RMIT AND MACQUARIE TAKE TOP SPOT AS AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FAIR TRADE UNIVERSITIES
Victoria’s RMIT University and New South Wales’ Macquarie University have celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight by becoming the country’s first Fair Trade Universities. In doing so, RMIT and Macquarie have joined a growing number of Australian workplaces, schools, faith groups and councils who have signed up to help tackle poverty by becoming a Fair Trade Community. Read more here...

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO CHECKOUT FAIRTRADE AND WIN!

You only have a couple of more weeks to help us find Australia’s Most Fairtrade Friendly Supermarket for your chance to win a $2000 Fairtrade prize pack! The Award will be announced at the end of May and will go to the supermarket store found to be stocking the biggest range of Fairtrade Labelled products in the country. Visit www.checkoutfairtrade.org.au for more details on how to enter today and be sure to spread the word by including the competition on your organisation’s website, newsletter or blog – just click here to download the Checkout Fairtrade promotional image and text.

HAVE YOU TAKEN A FAIRTRADE COFFEE BREAK YET?

Hosting a Fairtrade Coffee Break with your workmates, faith or community group is a simple and easy way to take part of Fair Trade Fortnight while helping others realise the life-changing impact Fairtrade is making in the lives of developing country producers. To receive your FREE Fairtrade Coffee Break kit register online now at www.fairtrade.com.au/coffeebreak. Each Kit contains Fairtrade product samples, a guide on where to buy Fairtrade products and more information on the difference buying Fairtrade makes.

While hosting your Fairtrade Coffee Break be sure to watch the journey of Papua New Guinea Fairtrade coffee from tree to cup in The Okapa Connection – download it now! (*QuickTime required)

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

Tell your family, friends and workmates about Fair Trade Fortnight and the life-changing difference buying Fairtrade makes! There are a range of promotional materials available from the Resources section of the Fair Trade Fortnight website and you can also download Fairtrade Coffee Break and Checkout Fairtrade web banners as well as images and text for inclusion on your organisation’s website, newsletter or blog.


FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Major events happening in the second week of the Fortnight include:

· Saturday 9 May: Perth Fair Trade Fiesta @ City Farm, East Perth from 10am – 3pm

· Saturday 9 May: Manly Fair Trade Markets @ Manly Council Forecourt from 9am – 4pm

· Saturday 9 May: Adelaide World Fair Trade Day Quiz Night @ Deaf Can Do Hall (262 South Terrace, Adelaide) from 7pm – 10pm

· Saturday 9 May: Sydney World Fair Trade Day Big Bang Event @ The Fair Trade Coffee Company (33 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe) from 2.30pm – 4.30pm

· Friday 15 May: Melbourne Fair Trade Fiesta @ RMIT’s Storey Hall, Melbourne from Noon – 10pm

· Saturday 16 May: Brisbane Fair Trade Market @ the West End Club from 9am – 4pm

· Sunday 17 May: Parramatta Fair Trade Fair @ Parramatta Baptist Church from 10am – 3pm

These are just some of this week’s events so be sure to visit www.fairtrade.com.au/ftf09 to find out more about what’s happening in your local area. Holding an event? Please email info@fairtrade.com.au with any images from your event and we will add them to the Fair Trade Fortnight website!

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