Use this Halloween as an educational opportunity for your local community! When you sign up for Reverse Trick-or-Treating from Global Exchange, you will receive a kit that will give you the resources to spread the news about Fair Trade. Then on the big night, when you and your kids head out to receive your treats, treat your neighbors to some Fair Trade chocolate and an information card in return. Go tohttp://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa/reversetrickortreating/for more information.
- END poverty among cocoa farmers
- END forced/abusive child labor in the cocoa industry
- PROTECT the environment
- PROMOTE Fair Trade
The chocolate industry is one of the biggest sources of income in Africa yet in is dependent on child slave labor. Children are exposed to not only exploitative but dangerous conditions in order to produce the chocolate we buy from major companies. Global Exchange is working diligently to make chocolate giants like Hershey rectify the injustices in their production and begin selling Fair Trade chocolate. Reverse Trick-or-Treating is one way for you to get involved in ending the abuses of the chocolate industry and supporting Fair Trade chocolate. You can read more about Fair Trade Chocolate on Global Exchange’s website.
October is Fair Trade Month!! We will be updating the blog with many other events, opportunities and campaigns as this important month gets closer!
Portland Fair Trade Holiday Marketplace
For the second year in a row some of Portland’s most unique businesses and organizations gather to share about their work and offer fairly traded food, products and gifts from around the globe for purchase. Fair Trade products that reflect your values from NWFTC members and other individuals and faith based organizations representing Fair Trade producers from around the world. Co-sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) of First Unitarian Church.
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Time: 10-4 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church, Buchan Building
Stay tuned to the blog for more details!
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