Fairtrade Australia is getting ready to launch the Checkout Fairtrade campaign, to run from 27 September to 10 October 2010. The Checkout Fairtrade campaign is aiming to find Australia’s most Fairtrade Friendly Supermarket. People can be involved by visiting their local supermarket and noting all the Fairtrade Certified products they can find on a postcard. [See the old FTA site]
Update (2013): this campaign has ended and the site is no longer live.
The independent supermarket chain FoodWorks has been deeply wounded by its failed bid to take over 45 Coles stores, running up a loss of $26 million for the year. There is ‘significant doubt’ the group can continue as a going concern because liabilities exceed assets by $7.2 million. [source]
10 years ago, at the September 11 2000 protests at the Crown Casino, Nick and Clint were both inspired by a T-shirt that changed the way they thought about their voice in the world. Here are some reflections on the event, the changing world since then and learnings of the past decade.
The Revolution is just a ‘fairtrade’ T-shirt away: Nick’s reflection
S11: Clint’s reflection
S11: Rosanne’s reflection
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The Revolution is just a ‘fairtrade’ T-shirt away
by Nick Ray
Part of what we, the Ethical Consumer Group, do is help people work through the difficulties of trying to make better choices in their shopping practice where there are limited options and a minefield of different issues to consider. With this in mind I thought it may be useful to give some personal stories about how we, the people working on the project, do our daily shopping. Hopefully it gives an insight into the issues that come up and some…