The Town of Mosman Park is a Fair Trade Town. The achievement was celebrated at the Fair Trade Networking Event on Friday 13 April 2012, hosted by the Town of Mosman Park, WA Fair Trade Collective and the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ). Ms Cheryl Kernot, Chair of FTAANZ, presented Mayor Ron Norris with the award and remarked that the Town was only the second local government in WA to have this accreditation.
The Town is committed to raising awareness of the importance of buying fair trade products. Fair trade certified products, such as coffee, chocolate and cotton ensure farmers and workers in developing countries obtain better prices, decent working conditions, environmental sustainability and fair terms of trade for their produce.
As part of the accreditation, a Fair Trade Steering Group meets three times per year to promote fair trade within Mosman Park. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Town’s Sustainability Officer on 9384 1633.
Fair Trade Fortnight
Fair Trade Fortnight will be celebrated from 5 - 20 May 2012. There are events, activities and promotions happening across the country. Find out more on the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand website.
Here are more links to information on fair trade.
Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ)
Western Australian Fair Trade Collective
From left to right: Andriana Kursar, Town of Mosman Park, Sustainability Officer; Emma Crane, St Hilda’s Senior School & Fair Trade Steering Group; Dr Alex Nicholls, Oxford University; Bob Roberts, WA Fair Trade Collective; Cheryl Kernot, Chair of Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand; Angela Webb. Fair Trade Steering Group; Ron Norris, Mayor, Town of Mosman Park.