Archive for April, 2010

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD

Location: Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD
Website: www.oxfamshop.org.au
Description: Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD.

Friday 7th May from 11am to 4pm.

*Free Fairtrade coffee being served by a Barista from Rio Coffee.
*Mike & Gayle from OUTBACK PRIDE will be in store sampling their delicious Indigenous Australian foods.
*Fairtrade Fairies will be giving out yummy Fairtrade choclate samples.
*Enjoy a tasty Fairtrade Iced-Tea creation and mouth-watering Chocolate fondue with Strawberries and marshmallows.

Don’t forget to come in and purchase a bag of Fairtrade coffee during FTF for your chance to win a “Coffee Lovers Hamper” valued at $42.

Manly Fair Trade Market

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Title: Manly Fair Trade Market
Location: Manly Wharf Forecourt – Manly NSW
Link out: Manly Council
Description: Visit the Manly Fair Trade Market on World Fair Trade Day, Saturday May 8, 2010 – 9am – 4pm.

Manly Fair Trade Markets occur twice a year, typically during Fair Trade Fortnight in May and then again in December for Christmas. A range of Fair Trade vendors are showcased along with entertainment, kid’s activities, Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and much more… The markets are something not to be missed!

Start Time: 9.00am
Date: Saturday May 8, 2010
End Time: 4.00pm

Book – The Life You Can Save

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010


The Life You Can Save

Acting now to end world poverty
Author – Peter Singer

Publication date: 1st February 2010

Most of us are absolutely certain that we wouldn’t hesitate to save a drowning child, and that we would do it at considerable cost to ourselves. Yet while thousands of children die each day, we spend money on things we take for granted, and would hardly miss if they were not there. Is that wrong? If so, how far does our obligation to the poor go?

According to the World Bank 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 per day. This entails a vast amount of suffering and avoidable loss of life. The Life You Can Save offers a solution to world poverty. With his trademark clarity, logic and intellectual flair Peter Singer shows us not only that this solution is possible, but also that we have a moral obligation to be part of it.

All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Oxfam. Five per cent of Text Publishing’s revenue from this book will be donated to Hamlin Fistula Relief & Aid Fund.

Buy online – The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

Fair Trade Fortnight – Events – Markets

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Are you involved in organising an event for Fair Trade Fortnight or know of an event?

Get some free publicity for it via Fair Trade Directory Australia, contact us with the details and we will add it to the Fair Trade Directory plus tweet about it so that awareness of the event, market or fair can be raised.

Contact us here

Media Release-The nation’s favourite chocolate: Now Fairtrade Certified™

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The nation’s favourite chocolate: Now Fairtrade Certified™ and on shelf throughout Australia
Cadbury® Dairy Milk™ milk chocolate, the nation’s favourite chocolate in Australia is now Fairtrade Certified™ and on sale throughout the country.

As the number one selling chocolate block in both Australia and New Zealand, Cadbury Dairy Milk becoming Fairtrade Certified™ is expected to increase Fairtrade chocolate sales by up to 20 fold, and double last year’s total sales of Fairtrade Certified™ products in Australia.

In Ghana, one of the main countries from where Cadbury globally sources its cocoa beans, 45 thousand farmers and their communities have already benefited from Cadbury’s global commitment to Fairtrade, a figure which is expected to increase to up to one million farmers within the next ten years through the work of Fairtrade and the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership.

Fairtrade provides farmers with the security of fair and stable prices for their produce and social premiums for investment in economic and local community development. Fairtrade helps these communities through trade not aid.

Speaking on this announcement the Executive Director of Fairtrade Labelling ANZ, Steve Knapp, said,

“From today, lovers of Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate will be able to make their purchase in the knowledge that they are supporting a brighter future for very small scale cocoa farmers, their families and their villages. This is a real milestone for Fairtrade and for cocoa growers in Ghana. While Fairtrade Certified™ Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate will create a step-change in awareness of Fairtrade in Australia, the real impacts will be in Ghana where it will potentially transform the lives and opportunities for thousands of people in cocoa-growing communities.”

“Cadbury is leading the way, listening to consumers and demonstrating that major chocolate manufacturers can make a real difference by helping to tackle poverty and empowering poor and disadvantaged cocoa farmers. We actively encourage other manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand to follow Cadbury’s lead”

Aussie Olympic hero, Libby Trickett, has joined forces with Fairtrade and Cadbury and is helping educate the nation about the benefits of buying Fairtrade Certified™ products. As a Cadbury Fairtrade ambassador, Libby recently traveled more than 15,000km to Ghana to learn first hand about the difference Fairtrade Certification™ can make.

Speaking about the trip Libby said:

“Experiencing first hand the difference Fairtrade makes was both inspiring and overwhelming. Something as simple as having a well built in a village means for the children of that community, instead of walking for hours every day to collect water, they can go to school. Fairtrade empowers these communities and for the first time they can plan for a future. Choosing which chocolate to treat yourself with has a direct impact on these people’s lives.”

In research released today by Fairtrade Labelling Australia and New Zealand, the Fairtrade movement in Australia is shown to be growing rapidly with awareness and engagement on the rise for the sixth year running.

Sales of Fairtrade Certified™ products have risen by 50 per cent with a 30 per cent increase in Australian businesses now licensed to trade in Fairtrade Certified™ products. This has contributed to 2009 retail sales in Australia exceeding $36 million, up from $23 million in 2008.

Research released by Cadbury shows that three quarters (75 per cent) of Australians polled said they would buy a product which helped to provide clean drinking water, build schools and buy essential farming tools for farmers and workers in developing countries. On understanding more about the positive difference Fairtrade makes, the number of Australians polled who stated they would, or would consider, changing their purchasing decisions jumped to 93 per cent.

Amanda Banfield, Director of Marketing for Cadbury said: “Cadbury has been committed to ethical sourcing for over a century. By securing Fairtrade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate products, we honour that heritage and are now making it much easier for consumers to choose Fairtrade. They can now enjoy the taste of the Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate they’ve always loved, knowing they are also helping improve the lives of cocoa farming communities in developing countries.”

For further information or materials, product samples, imagery, Ghana imagery or interview opportunities with Libby Trickett, Fairtrade or Cadbury please contact:

BANG PR: 02 9018 2222
sarah@bangpr.com.au, emma@bangpr.com.au

 

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