Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Reverse-Trick-or-Treating: Lawrence Barnes Kids Give Back on Halloween to Their Neighborhoods and the World

This Halloween, the Lawrence Barnes PTO is partnering with international human-rights advocacy group Global Exchange to educate our community about Fair Trade in the cocoa industry.

Lawrence Barnes students will join thousands of children across the US in "reverse trick-or-treating," giving samples of Fair Trade Certified™ dark chocolate to the houses they trick or treat. Fair Trade, denoted by the "Fair Trade Certified" label, is a monitoring and certification process that guarantees a minimum price per pound for cocoa. Fair Trade prohibits forced or abusive child labor, enables farmers to earn enough to meet their families' basic needs, such as health care, education, and nutrition, and requires sustainable farming practices, which protect the environment.

More information about this activity is available at www.reversetrickortreating.org.

1 comment:

LaborRights said...

Thanks so much for raising awareness about this crucial issue and for all the awesome work you are doing!

If you would like more information about child labor in the cocoa industry and ideas for taking action, check out the website of the International Labor Rights Forum here: http://www.LaborRights.org

I would also recommend checking out a related blog with frequent updates on this issue, "Labor is Not a Commodity": http://laborrightsblog.typepad.com/