Fairtrade Fortnight Train you parents to choose Fair
Show your support for Fairtrade Fortnight, 4 May – 19 May, by training your parent to choose Fair.
Young people aged between 13-18 that either live or attend school in Manningham, are being asked to encourage their parents to swap a product for a Fairtrade one, snap a photo and send it to Council.
Village Cinema Gold Class tickets are up for grabs for just proving that your parent has swapped to at least one Fairtrade product; it could be anything from coffee to chocolate.
Five tickets will be given to the photo for the most votes and five tickets will be given to a second photo drawn at random.
From Monday 6 May you can upload your photo Manningham Council’s Facebook page.
The use of Fairtrade products helps to ensure that small-scale farmers and plantation workers across the world have safe working conditions, receive a fair price for their crops and labour and are helped to develop the skills they need to create a sustainable business environment. Fairtrade agriculture is also considered to be a more ecologically sustainable form of production.
Many young people are keen to ensure that they are making socially responsible decisions when it comes to buying products and so getting involved in Fairtrade Fortnight is a great way to demonstrate their commitment.
Parents, however, are most likely to be making the weekly purchases and so we need the help of our younger residents to keep the momentum going in the Fairtrade campaign by ‘training’ their parents to choose Fair.
Manningham Council is working towards being awarded Fairtrade Community status by the Fairtrade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ).
Do you believe in supporting Fairtrade?
In 2013, Council is championing the Fairtrade message to support fair prices for producers in third world countries. Council is seeking:
- 200 residents to show their support for choosing Fairtrade products;
- 10 new businesses to start selling Fairtrade products; and
- 3 community organisations to sign up and offer the choice of Fairtrade products within their organisation’s activities.
Accept this challenge and lodge your support for Council’s campaign by simply providing us with your postcode.
The use of fairtrade products helps to ensure that small-scale farmers and plantation workers across the world have safe working conditions, receive a fair price for their crops and labour and are helped to develop the skills they need to create a sustainable business environment. Fairtrade agriculture is also considered to be a more ecologically sustainable form of production.
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