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Lets End Child Labor Now- June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 12th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

peruht_1June 12th is World Day Against Child Labor. In 2010 the world community through the International Labor Organization, adopted a “Roadmap for Elimination of the worst forms child labor by the year 2016″. With only 3 years to go, how are we doing?
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The Fair Trade Easter Bunny Visits Hershey

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th April, 2012 | No Comments

Postcard colored in by DreaThis Easter season children around the Bay Area sent postcards to the Hershey Corporation asking Hershey to make sure its Cadbury brand Easter chocolates are not produced using child labor. Check out some of the results and learn, why Hershey?
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The Hunt for Fair Trade Easter Eggs

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 5th April, 2012 | 4 Comments

cadburybunny_webAt this time of year, there is no more popular product than Cadbury Chocolate Easter Eggs. While Cadbury has demonstrated its commitment to selling Fair Trade chocolates in the UK, Ireland, Japan, South Africa and Australia—the same cannot be said of Cadbury chocolate in the United States. Join us in telling Cadbury and Hershey to sell Fair Trade chocolate in the US!
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Happy Easter? Better Make Sure with Fair Trade Chocolate

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 4th April, 2012 | No Comments

Kids everywhere love Divine Chocolate!At Global Exchange we love to celebrate Fair Trade all the time, but this Easter, things will get even sweeter with free chocolate!
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Spring into Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 29th March, 2012 | 2 Comments

everybunny_webSpring is the time of the year for renewal and hope, and there is still work to do for Fair Trade activists. Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter or neither we’ve got activities for you. Here are four things you can do to make this Spring a Fair Trade one.
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West Coast Kids Surprise Hershey With Fair Trade Action

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 15th February, 2012 | 7 Comments

Kids wrote to HersheyYesterday eighth grader Jasper and fellow activists delivered more than 500 Valentines made by kids for the members of the Hershey Trust. Well, Hershey got another Valentine’s Day surprise, this one from the west coast the day before.
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Hershey Gets Valentine’s Day Delivery from Philadelphia Eighth Grade Fair Trade Activist

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th February, 2012 | No Comments

Cathy-O’Brien-Hershey-TrustStudent Delivers More Than 16,000 Petition Signatures and Valentines to Hershey’s School Trust on Behalf of Children Harvesting Cocoa in West Africa.
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Tell Hershey to Have a Heart

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 8th February, 2012 | 3 Comments

Have-a-heart-hersheyValentine’s Day is a major chocolate buying holiday, but gifts for your sweetheart should not come at the expense of worker rights. Forced labor, child labor and trafficking continue in the cocoa industry in West Africa. Here’s how YOU can make a difference!
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Is Hershey’s Going Fair Trade? Did We Really Win? Not yet……

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 1st February, 2012 | 29 Comments

Hershey_Infographic_Cocoa_FOn January 30th, after years of being targeted by organized consumer Fair Trade actions, Hershey has finally made a move! Hershey’s announced that it will make a commitment to purchasing Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and invest $10 million dollars in education and its smart-phone CocoaLink project. So what does this actually mean? Have we won an important first step or are we being duped?
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Five Ways (You Haven’t Thought of) to Fair Trade Your Holiday

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th December, 2011 | 12 Comments

Fair Trade holiday treeThe holiday season seems to take over like a train barreling down the tracks faster than you can control. You want to live up to your values, appreciate your friends and family and have fun during this season. Here are five ways you can accomplish all three (that you probably haven’t thought of):
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