Fairtrade Fortnight is well under way. I had a great time at the Fairtrade Market at Manly on Saturday. The atmosphere was great with music, lots of colour, face painting and pot painting for kids – and plenty of yummy Fairtrade coffee for the grown ups. I met lots of lovely and inspiring people selling all sorts of gorgeous Fairtrade goodies. I was also there for the launch of Fair Traders of Australia.
While her boyfriend, Yu, rescued survivors and recovered bodies in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand, Tory Ansuwan worked in the donation centre sorting clothes. “That was what it actually took for me to realize how lucky I am and that there are so many ways that I can help people in need, even without a penny to my name.”
An exciting weekend is ahead of us – it’s the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight, plus Eco Xpo is on. So much Goodness going around – where to start? Well I’m hoping to get along to both the Fairtrade market at Manly tomorrow – as well as to Eco Xpo.
Eco Xpo Australia is on at Moore Park, Sydney this weekend. Eco Xpo brings together businesses selling eco-friendly sustainable Goods – and you. It opened today, and is open Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 10am to 4pm.
10 kilograms of chocolate. A standard family block of chocolate is about 230grams, That means you could fit about 43 normal family blocks of chocolate into the 10 kilogram block. You could build little chocolate villages out of a chocolate block that size.
Ned Archibald, Executive Chef, with his chocolate village creation
Fairtrade Fortnight is just around the corner, starting 7 May. What better time to show your support for Fairtrade? And to make it even easier for you, I’ve put together a list of 10 easy things you can do to support Fairtrade Fortnight. Some you can do without even leaving your chair.