THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING HABITAT

THE CANDY CULPRIT

STEP 4:

IT’S TIME TO TALK TO THE CANDY BOSS…

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Video produced by Laura Lee Bahr and Ezra Werb.

…AND SEND YOUR OWN TYPE OF CANDYGRAM!

Action Item!

1. WRITE YOUR EMAIL

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If you think that the candy company does a great job protecting your animal client and its habitat, write a letter telling them they’re a real sweet-heart.

If you think they could do better, your letter may be a little more sour.

Make sure your letter includes:

    • who you are
    • your age
    • your feeling and concerns
    • your sources
    • your questions and concerns regarding deforestation and, in particular, their use of palm oil and how the ingredients of your candy are sourced

We’ve provided some sample letters, both to thank the company for their good environmental practices and to challenge them on their not-so-good practices. Just click on the button below.

Have your teacher or parent look over your letter and where you are sending it. It can be tricky making sure you are sending your letter to the right place, and some sites may ask for a parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Action Item!

2. SEND YOUR EMAIL

Where do you send your e-mail?

Every company website has a “Contact Us” page.  However, if you dig around, you might be able to find an even more direct e-mail contact (a person whose job it is to speak to consumers, for example).

Be sure to keep a copy of the letter you send!

    • If you sent your inquiry via a form letter on their website “Contact Us” page, it should have an option for you to “send a copy to my e-mail.”
    • Or, take a screenshot.
    • Make sure you keep track of the letter and date you sent it.

Now, let’s wrap up this case.

It’s time to share what you’ve learned! ​​

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