How are those New Years resolutions going? Going to the gym? Watching less TV? Eating healthier? How about staying resolute in your commitment to support Fair Trade and urge Ghirardelli to label its cocoa as Fair Trade Certified?
Ghirardelli Chocolate claims to make premium chocolate by carefully selecting cocoa beans of the highest quality, but real quality should not come at the cost of environmental destruction, poverty, and bitter child labor.
Fair Trade Certified cocoa guarantees that farmers and communities are getting a fair price, that no children have to work instead of going to school, and that the environment is protected. Not only that, it ensures community empowerment and democratic decision making for the farmers.
Fair Trade is the only way, and the only way to get the message across to Ghirardelli is to flood the company's mailboxes and inboxes with your demands.
Send your messages with love and tell Ghirardelli: Love is in the label. Go Fair Trade.
Director of Organizing
P.S. We’ll be launching our Valentine's Day Fair Trade Action kits next week, so stay tuned!