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Fair Trade Fortnight Events for 2016

Write By: ella Published In: Events | Stay in the Know on Fair Trade Issues Created Date: 2016-04-29

Fair trade fortnight is nearly here!

6th-22nd May will be full of events promoting fair trade.

We've compiled a list of events below, and you can get your google/other-search-engine on to find more events near you!

What's it all about?

Fair trade fortnight is a celebration of all things fair trade. It takes place in the form of events and campaigns all across Australia and New Zealand. These events shine a light on the difference that trading fairly makes in the lives of people all over the world, who produce the things we all consume. There are many opportunites to learn more about fair trade, as well as products that are made fairly and brands that trade fairly.

 

Events

Victorian Fair Trade Festival

(Hosted by Moral Fairground):

 



Living Fair Trade Exhibition

When: 10th May – 28th May 2016 (During Library Operating Hours)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE!

What: Learn about fair trade's impact with this exhibit that follows the life of a coffee bean.

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Victorian Fair Trade Festival Launch

When: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14th May 2016 (11am-3pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE!

What: The official launch of the Victorian Fair Trade Festival by the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, Molly Harriss Olson. This will be part of the World Fairtrade Challenge "Biggest Coffee Break on Earth" with free recycling and upcycling workshops. And, of course, it would not be complete without some fairtrade chocolate and coffee tasting.

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Festival Launch



Earth Healthy

When: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14th May 2016 (11am-3pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE!

What: A free "Sustainable Comfort" workshop by local artist, Suzy Yek.

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Down cycle, Up-cycle, Re-cycle with Claire Ritchie from Lost and Made

When: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14th May 2016 (11am-3pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE!

What: An interactive workshop by dressmaker and designer, Claire Ritchie, exploring the small changes we can make to our daily lives and clothes in order to have a positive impact personally and globally.

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Primary School Fair Trade Conference

When: 17th of May 2016 (9.30am to 2.30pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE! – Booking essential (only 120 Spots available)

What: A conference for primary school aged childred. Speakers, interactive activities and games that show how fair trade can have a positive impact on the lives of many children and families in developing countries and how we can make a difference in our everyday lives.

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Primary School Conference



High School Fair Trade Conference

When: 17th of May 2016 (9.30am to 2.30pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: FREE! – Booking essential (only 120 Spots available)

What: A conference for high school aged children. Stories, dsicussions and workshops to learn about fair trade and its heart from the grass-roots levels, to the ethical consumer, to the fair trade business, and to advocacy in a variety of contexts.

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High School Conference




Poverty Inc (Film Screening) and key note speakers Vinita Baravkar “The Truth about the Cotton Industry"

When: 20th of May 2016 (6.30pm to 9.30pm)

Where: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008

Cost: $21.89 – $27.12 – Book Ticket

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Prinary School Conference

 

Manly Fair Trade Markets

When: Saturday 7th May 2016, 9:00am

Where: Manly Council Chambers, 68 West Esplanade, Manly, Sydney

More info

World Fair Trade Day Human Chain

 

Fair Trade, Leadership, & Sustainability With Seven Women

When: Thursday 12th May 2016 (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Where: RMIT University, 330 Swanston Street, CBD, Melbourne

Cost: FREE!

RSVP: Register Here

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Fair Trade, Leadership, & Sustainability With Seven Women

 

 

World Fairtrade Challenge

Biggest Coffee Break on Earth

When: 13th-15th May 2016

Where: Anywhere! Take part as you go about your day, join an event or host an event.

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Prinary School Conference

 

World Fair Trade Day Global Event

Human Chain for Fair Trade and Planet 2016

When: World Fair Trade Day, Saturday 14th May 2016

Where: Virtual Global Event

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World Fair Trade Day Human Chain

 

Deakin University Fair Trade Fortnight Event

BLACK GOLD & DRINKS

When: Friday 22nd May (7-11pm)

Where: NRAS Common Room, building FK located on Baxter Drive

RSVP: Geelong Reception

More info

World Fair Trade Day Human Chain

 

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