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Time To Count Your Summer S’mores

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 21st August, 2012 | 6 Comments

Fair Trade Smores Hershey actionOn Labor Day, join activists from around the country in a fun Facebook action to demand that Hershey‘s and the rest of the cocoa industry END the grinding poverty and abusive child labor in the cocoa fields…by making a statement with s’mores!
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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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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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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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Fair Trade Roundup: CNN Tackles Child Slavery, Hershey Action Alert, and Big Events on the Horizon

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 30th January, 2012 | 1 Comment

Graphic Credit: http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.comLots going on in the Fair Trade movement, which is nothing unusual these days! This month’s roundup includes a video sneak peek of CNN’s modern slavery segment, Fair Trade event news you need to know, and a handy dandy list of Fair Trade news articles.
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Reverse Trick-or-Treating Report Back

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 4th November, 2011 | 3 Comments

Raise The BarThis past Halloween, children and families spread the word about fair trade, switching up holiday conventions a bit while having a good time to boot. Folks from across the country sent in orders for the popular Reverse Trick-or-Treating kit, and Global Exchange distributed nearly 1,000 of them to supporters, both seasoned vets of Reverse Trick-or-Treating and first-timers.
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Fair Trade Roundup: What is Hershey Up to NOW?!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, The Patriot-NewsThis week in Fair Trade news you can use, Hershey is the focus of attention for labor rights activists (again), a new report about the impacts of Fair Trade is released, plus a whole lot more.
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Fair Trade Activism Goes High-Tech

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th July, 2011 | No Comments

ConsumerAlertIn supermarkets across the nation, activists are informing shoppers about the labor violations associated with Hershey’s chocolate products with smartphone-enables “Consumer Alert” cards on the shelves where the chocolate bars can be found.
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