Earlier this year, we witnessed the influence our collective power has over corporations when Hershey's finally made the commitment to have 100% ethically sourced cocoa by 2020. So far, the company is on track to having over 10% of its supply certified by the end of the year.
While progress has been made with a big chocolate company, we continue to keep up the pressure by demanding other companies follow suit, and this time we have our eye on specialty chocolate company, Ghirardelli.
Ghirardelli claims to make premium chocolate by carefully selecting cocoa beans of the highest quality, but real quality should not come at the cost of bitter child labor. Download the color-in postcard to send to Ghirardelli's CEO, Marty Thompson demanding the company let us know where its cocoa comes from and to make it Fair Trade. (.pdf)
And with the holidays around the corner, you may be in a giving mood, so we've put together the Peace on Earth Fair Trade Holiday Action Kit that combines this Ghirardelli action with other ways to spread Fair Trade activism this holiday season.
Each action kit includes: 4 "Not So Sweet Facts About Chocolate" postcards, 4 Ghirardelli color-in action postcards, 1 booklet full of Fair Trade holiday carols, 1 set of Peace on Earth greeting cards, 1 bag of Divine Fair Trade milk chocolate coins, 1 Fair Trade peace crane ornament, and 1 DVD copy of The Dark Side of Chocolate all packaged in a recycled newspaper gift bag.
Kits available until December 16th, or until they run out! Our Halloween Action Kits sold out quickly, so grab this kit today.
Speaking of taking Fair Trade action, a special congratulations goes out to Crystal D. of Morgan Hill, CA and Amy E. of Smyrna, GA for submitting their winning Fair Trade BINGO cards. Your Fair Trade gifts should be arriving in the mail soon.
Thanks for continuing to take Fair Trade action with us,
Director of Organizing