Tuesday, January 25, 2011
New Semester Started
Last night I had my new classes. I’m taking ecology and Building Sustainable Cities. LOTS OF WORK! But very exciting classes! I’m really looking forward to them. The topics and books look great. I think one of my termpapers will be on the Local Food Movement.
Fair World Alert: Hershey Go Fair Trade!
Valentine's Day is a major chocolate buying holiday, but your gifts for your sweetheart should not come at the expense of workers rights! Forced labor, child labor and trafficking continues in the cocoa industry in West Africa. Almost all major chocolate companies have begun to commit to using independent, third-party programs to certify that their cocoa suppliers comply with international labor standards, but Hershey continues to lag behind the industry.
As America's largest and oldest chocolate manufacturer, Hershey has the responsibility to lead the industry in ensuring workers' rights, from bean to bar. It's time for Hershey to "Raise the Bar" by tracing the sources of its cocoa, working to eliminate child and forced labor, and shifting to Fair Trade cocoa.
Send a letter to Hershey and tell them it is time to go Fair Trade: www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob260.htm
Montclair Environmental Movie: Gasland
Thursday, January 27 – 6:30 PM
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton, Montclair, NJ
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? Join us for the films and discussion following. This is one of a series of Environmental Film Screenings put on by CommunityGreen.org..