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Thursday, July 24, 2008

TELL STARBUCKS WE WANT FAIR TRADE, NOT GREENWASHING

FAIR TRADE ALERT OF THE WEEK:TELL STARBUCKS WE WANT FAIR TRADE, NOT GREENWASHING Despite ten years of consumer pressure and small farmer pleading, Starbucks has stubbornly refused to increase their purchase of certified Fair Trade and Organic coffee to a respectable level. Although most Starbucks Customers (and many of their employees) believe the majority of Starbucks coffee is Fair Trade, to date, only 6% of Starbucks' coffee is certified Fair Trade. High quality certified Fair Trade and Organic coffee is readily available and is a concrete way that large corporations like Starbucks can support small-scale organic and sustainable coffee farmers abroad. http://www.organicconsumers.org/starbucks/index.cfm
1) Sign OCA's 2008 petition to Starbucks demanding that all espresso drinks be both 100% certified Organic and Fair Trade. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1267
2) Make a toll-free call to Starbucks' Customer Service Line and let them know how you feel! (800) 235-2883. Click here for a sample script.http://www.organicconsumers.org/Sbux/callstarbucks.htm
3) Sound off on My Starbucks Idea, Starbucks' public forum. We have an idea for you Starbucks, its called Fair Trade! http://www.mystarbucksidea.com/
4) Break the Chains. Find an independently owned café near you! http://delocator.net/index.php