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Water

Last Friday was Blog Action Day and thousands of bloggers all shared one theme to raise it’s profile. Water. To my shame I was too busy and hadn’t pre-written anything. So here are some water related facts they sent me: The problem of scarce clean

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Blog Action Day: Water

Once a year there is a concerted effort by bloggers on one day to raise an issue above the line on the blogosphere. The theme is voted for and you get to write what you like on that theme. This year the theme is: water.

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Letwin responds to Badger

I regularly use the Facebook application Superbadger from Tearfund to send emails to politicians on issues of justice for the poor. I find it an easy way to stay involved. Recently I sent this email to Oliver Letwin of the Conservative Party. “In recent years,

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Government responds to trade badger

A while ago I used the Facebook application Superbadger to hassle the government over trade justice. This is the email I sent, with their reply below. “Dear Minister Almost two years after EPA talks were due to conclude, negotiations are far from over. More than

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Starbucks respond

A while ago I emailed Starbucks to welcome their move to Fairtrade espresso, this is their reply “Dear Mr WhittallThank you for taking the time to contact Starbucks. Please know that we really appreciate hearing from you and value your support of our move to

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Cadbury responds to badger

Recently I’ve used Tearfunds’ Facebook app Superbadger to email various companies and governments about social justice issues. Even if I’m not 100% confident on the issues I want the company/government to think and respond. I believe in Fairtrade (although not all my readers agree as

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Nestle respond to badger

I also emailed Nestle urging them to use Fairtrade across their products and not to use sources involving child labour. This is the blurb Tearfund used to urge us to email, “Nestlé is on a mission to ‘improve their products to ensure they can be