Fairtrade for Newcastle Uni

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NEWCASTLE — In a world full of demands, it is often hard to make time and find ways to help out those less fortunate than yourself. One simple way is to choose Fairtrade-accredited products, which meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards.

Fairtrade certification is a part of a global movement tackling poverty and empowering producers through trade, and is a small way you can make a difference.

Unfortunately Fairtrade products are not widely available. Yet.

The Fairtrade for the University of Newcastle club was recently formed to tackle this issue at the University of Newcastle. It is campaigning for Fairtrade products such as coffee and chocolate to be sold on campus. At the moment, they are only available in the student association office.

Co-presidents of Fairtrade for the University of Newcastle, Mereki Hilton and Alice Rice both saw the need for Fairtrade products on campus.

"There isn't even the option of Fairtrade, so we've decided to do something about it", they said.

"By merely altering the products we buy, we can stop supporting the exploitation of the world's poor. It's a really small thing people can do to help others out."
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