Trick-or-treat without slave-candy this Halloween


Source: Read This and Hack! A decade ago I screened the documentary, The Dark Side of Chocolate, which marked what I call my "official" entry into intentional activism and scholarship for social justice. The documentary was a follow up to the chocolate industry's fight against a "slave free" label requirement, promising instead to regulate itself... Continue Reading →

Don’t give the gift of slavery this Valentine’s Day


The issue of slavery in cocoa production has gained lots of awareness in recent years, but some people are still are not aware (or don't care) that children and slaves in West Africa are forced to harvest and process cocoa. You just might be giving your loved one a gift of slavery. Below are a... Continue Reading →

7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!


The Fourth of July is a great time to get some sun, have a little fun and forget about the daily grind as we celebrate our nations birthday. But just because its an excuse to party hardy, we shouldnt forget that keeping things green and protecting our environment over the holiday is just as important... Continue Reading →

Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes For Memorial Day


Slideshow+recipe collection of yummy meals that you can enjoy whether or not you spend the weekend reflecting on the sacrifices of U.S. veterans. Check them out at Blisstree: Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes For Memorial Day.

Have a Thrifty Memorial Day Weekend – 50% off at Savers May 28


A shout out for my favorite thrift stores: Savers is having a sale this Memorial Day. It's worth mentioning that many vets have to shop at thrift stores by necessity, if they're lucky enough to be able to afford clothes. Many more are homeless, lack jobs and healthcare, and/or suffer from PTSD. SALE! 50% OFF*... Continue Reading →

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