Every day around the country, people are supporting pathways out of extreme poverty by buying Fairtrade products
With this simple action, they’re ensuring the producers behind their food, drink and clothing get paid a minimum, fair price for their goods, are guaranteed decent working conditions and have money to invest in things like education and healthcare.
Imagine if the one million staff and students at Universities around Australia got behind Fairtrade...
Well, right now our partners at Fairly Educated
are working to make this happen, by campaigning to make every Australian University Fairtrade by 2015.
For the past few years the team at Fairly Educated have been building the University Fairtrade movement in Australia. They've been working to get Fairtrade into every University campus, to ensure students have the chance to support fairer trade systems. But they've discovered that it can be hard to influence University sourcing practices without the support of two key groups - the Tertiary Access Group (TAG) and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). That’s why they’ve launched a campaign calling on these two organisations to champion Fairtrade in Universities.
These two groups oversee wholesale procurement and sustainability policy for hundreds of Universities around the country, and are gatekeepers to the University markets. Their support could help get more Fairtrade products on University campuses, and provide a million people with the chance to fight poverty every day.
That's why Fairly Educated are petitioning TAG and ACTS to commit to support Fairtrade. Already more than 1,000 people have gotten behind the campaign. Now, before these two groups meet at the end of the month, we're asking Global Poverty Project supporters to help us show them just how many people support Fairtrade.