Friday, April 23, 2010

What is your Big Swap going to be?

This year, Aussies are being urged to make The Big Swap. Showing that swapping our usual products to Fair Trade and Fairtrade Certified ones is simple, but it can help make a big difference for developing country farmers by giving them access to fair prices, money to invest in everyday things for their communities such as education and healthcare and also helping them to develop more sustainable farming practices.

So this Fairtrade Fortnight , whether it’s your daily caffeine fix, afternoon cuppa or chocolate treat – make the swap to Fairtrade and you can help create a better and brighter future for farmers and their families across the globe. 

In the words of the Australian Fairtrade website "Let’s get as many people as we can to swap as much as we can. Get active, challenge your friends and swap your usual stuff – your coffee, tea, bananas, chocolate – even your cotton tee shirt – to Fairtrade stuff."

Here is a link to give you some pointers as to what you can swap.

We will be making the Big Swap to Fairtrade chocolate - this should be easier now that Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate is now Fairtrade.  I will be trying to find a Fairtrade coffee for Dad - might be trialling some from our local shops, or coffee roasting cafe or maybe from an online shop of two - I will let you know what we find.  And for the kids over winter we will try source a Fairtrade Hot Chocolate.

What are you going to swap?

You may also be interested in registering your own Oxfam Fairtrade Coffee Break.

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