La Trobe celebrates Fair Trade fortnight

La Trobe University celebrates Fair Trade Fortnight with a Fair Trade Expo.

Fair Trade LogoThe La Trobe Fair Trade Expo will take place on Wednesday 16 May at the Melbourne campus in the Agora as part of "Fair Trade Fortnight" which is running in Australia and New Zealand from the 5th to 20th May 2012.

From late morning and through lunchtime there is the opportunity for students to get freebies of fairtrade tea, coffee and chocolate for their participation in the fairtrade quiz. Fairtrade vendors will display their wares, will be giving away samples and will be able to sell and take orders for their goods.

When: Wednesday 16 May, 10am – 4pm

Where: Agora, Melbourne Campus, La Trobe University

Vendors include Etiko, Seven Women and Carpets for Communities. Students will also get to hear from Tamsien of the Fairly Educated movement who are converting universities to fair trade globally; Stephanie Woollard, Founder of Seven Woman will speak about her fair trade work with disadvantaged women in Nepal, and other inspiring advocates of the fair trade movement.

The event will also be celebrating the University's 2nd anniversary of Fair Trade accreditation and highlighting the Agora traders who support Fairtrade all year long on campus.

For more information please or to be involved please email:

Martin Moignard
Ph: 0433 233 099
Bonnie Thomson
Ph: 0411 955 485
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