Well done to Team Green students for their wonderful baking! $190 were raised and will go towards a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.
Exciting start of the year!
Fair Trade is a Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries, thus reducing poverty. When we buy Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, bananas or cocoa, we support farmers and promote good farming practices. It reduces poverty and helps the environment. And fair trade products taste better too!
Mount Aspiring College is a Fair Trade school since 2016. This means we learn about fair trade and promote it through out the school, the canteen uses fair trade sugar and cocoa, and we organise events with fair trade products.
We are having a fair trade bake sale tomorrow at lunchtime in the quad. Come with a few dollars: it is delicious and it helps the farmers. Yum!
All the benefits go to a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.
We’ll get more solar panels for our school if we win a Trustpower community award. So please nominate us! Please fill in that form http://www.waitaki.govt.nz/our-district/Documents/Trustpower%20Entry%20Form%20-%202017.pdf
WIN for the taste-buds and the mood!
WIN for the farmers who produce it and the planet!
WIN for our Solar Panels funds!
Enjoy Trade Aid chocolate bars in the
Now that MAC is a fair trade school, we organise regular fair trade events, to keep raising awareness, support fair trade farmers and their communities and enjoy yummy safe food.
There will be: Ice chocolate, Honey comb pizza, Cookies, Muffins, Banana Cake, Brownies and Fairy Bread, all containing at least one fair trade ingredient. Mmmmm…
View this short video to understand why fair trade is important.
To participate in the national Fair Trade Fortnight, Petrina and Team Green organised a Fair trade morning tea. We baked muffins, brownies, slices and truffles with a majority of fair trade ingredients then sold them in the staff room for a gold coin. And we offered fair trade coffee and chocolate.
We raised $130.10 by doing our bake sale – very generous donations! The money has now been transferred to Oxfam, who have already gathered $27,354 in donations from similar events around NZ during May. Some of that $ will get into the hands of the farmers who truly deserve it. Teachers tasted the difference of fairly traded foods and commented: “a great cause and simple…anddddd delectable!!! 🙂”
We intend to switch the instant coffee and chocolate made available to teachers in the staff room to fair trade.
MAC Team Green is organizing a fundraiser to help you get rid of your packaging and waste. We sell Safe Bottles, Ecotanka Bottles and koolers, Keep Leaf reusable sandwich and lunch bags.
Return with your payment to the library or the office by Wednesday 24th September to receive it at the start of Term 4. All proceedings build the Team Green seed fund (to buy solar panels).