Halloween is coming – Consider Reverse Trick or Treating


I just came across this cool idea in Green America’s magaine: Greening America As Halloween is still a few weeks away it is something that you might like to think about as you plan your parties.

This Halloween, trick-or-treaters across U.S. and Canada will hand chocolate back to the homeowners they visit as part of Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Cocoa Campaign.  This is their Fourth Annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating! which is organized as a collaboration between several non profits including Green America and Global exchange.  The goal is to publicize the fact that most chocolate sold in the US is tainted by child slavery and exploitative conditions for adult workers.  Fair trade eliminates child labour and ensures healthy working conditions with a living wage for workers.

Thousands of groups of Trick-or-Treaters in the United States and Canada will unite to help:

  • END poverty among cocoa farmers
  • END forced/abusive child labor in the cocoa industry
  • PROTECT the environment
  • PROMOTE Fair Trade

How? By distributing Fair Trade chocolate to adults, attached to a card explaining these problems in the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution.

To learn more and request your kit, visit the website here.

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5 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for this! I don’t trick or treat anymore but will definitely pass this sage wisdom on to those that I know that do and also those that are handing out the goodies. This is a marvelous blog, a breathe of fresh air at the end of my day. I absolutely love it here. Thanks so much for your love and tenderness. Love and blessings to you and yours.

  2. This is a great idea – turning a negative thing into a positive one. Hope this post gets a wide audience. I will tweet it straight away to try and spread the word here.

  3. This really is a great idea isn’t it. So often we rant and rave about an event without thinking about how could we transform it into something with a positive emphasis

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