Over the Easter break many of you gratefuly took part in the “Sign With Mary” campaign to encourage supermarkets to increase their supply of Fairtrade Easter eggs and products for easter 2016. The Fairtade Easter Campaign was a tremendous success with more than 13,000 supporters signing and delivering the petition to Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.
Now Fairtrade Australia is asking you to help take action and join Fair Trade Fortnight 2015 from the 8th-22nd of May.
If every cup of Fairtrade tea, coffee or hot chocolate makes a difference to farmers, workers, and their communities, imagine the impact if you inspire a few more people to change their buying habits.
This Fair Trade Fortnight, take action for Fairtrade in your school, work, university, community or online. You have the power to do something amazing.
Share your Fair Trade Fortnight action on social media
Have you organized an event at your school, workplace or place of worship? Have you made a personal challenge during Fair Trade Fortnight?
Inspire others to do the same by sharing on social media using #PowerofYou @FairtradeAU
By sharing on Twitter or Facebook, you could win Fairtrade products. To show our appreciation that you’re taking a stand for farmers and workers, we will be selecting ten people who tweet or post their Fair Trade Fortnight action for Fairtrade give-aways.
Host a public event or attend one
Join in one of the open Fair Trade Fortnight events happening around the country, or organize your own. Let us know so we can help spread the word.
8 – 22 May Melbourne, VIC
Wear Fair Fashion Installation: A showcase of fair trade and ethical fashion brands and their stories. Details here
8 – 22 May Melbourne, VIC
Fair Trade from Morning to Night: exhibition. Details here
8 May Perth, WA
Black Gold movie screening: Movie screening in cooperation with Transition Towns. Details here
9 May Sydney, NSW
Every Purchase Matters: A multi-faced event featuring Fair Trade markets, a screening of the powerful documentary ‘Black Gold’ and Q & A session with leading figures in the Fair Trade Movement in Australia and the Pacific. Details here
9 May Adelaide, SA
Mothers Day Fair Trade Shopping Tour: Tour of Fair Trade shops & cafes. Details here
9 May Manly, NSW
Manly Fair Trade Market: Fair Trade market stalls, food & drinks, music & entertainment. Details here
10 May Melbourne, VIC
Fair Trade Mothers Day Market (Moral Fairground event): Ethical market with shopping, great mothers’ day gift ideas, fashion events, children’s crafts, live performances and more. Details here
12 May Brisbane, QLD
Lunchbox Session: Fair Trade treats and talks on Fair Trade and ethical fashion. Details here
12 May Perth, WA
Black Gold screening: film viewing at new organic. Details here
13 May Melbourne, VIC
Melbourne University Fair Trade Market (Melbourne Uni Event): Fair trade stalls, coffee, food and prizes. Details here
15 May Melbourne, VIC
‘Food Chains’: Movie screening and panel discussion featuring Fairtrade farmer Daniel Kinne. Details here
16 May Erina, NSW
Fair Trade Day: Enjoy African street food and learn about Fair Trade. Details here
19 May Melbourne, VIC
Fair Trade Cocktail Night: Fair trade cocktails, guest speakers. Details here
21 May Erina, NSW
Fair Trade with Africa: Learn about Fair Trade and its impact and importance today. Details here
21 May Melbourne, VIC
‘Fair Trade Connected’: Presentation on design and social innovation in Fair Trade. Details here
22 May Melbourne, VIC
‘Not Business as Usual’: movie screening and panel discussion. Details here
22 May Adelaide, SA
Every Purchase Matters: Short films session including Q&A panel. Details here
The events continue after Fair Trade Fortnight! Check out more events here: www.fta.org.au/fair-trade-fortnight-2015-events.html.
Remember to order free Fairtrade promotional materials to use at your events here.