As delicious as chocolate is, the committee has recently decided to knock it from our fundraising campaign despite its reasonably good return on investment.
Aside from the obvious questions about modelling healthy habits for children, chocolate is a luxury the environment can’t really afford on the scale it is being produced in the world. Add to this the unethical treatment of farmers (including children), and this is simply not an issue we choose to ignore any more. So chocolates are off the list. Luckily, there are still bake sales and mangoes to look forward to!
Encouraged by the ACT government’s “Straws Suck!” campaign, we have ditched straws from our craft supplies and kitchen, too.