Annie Lennox's Fair Trading, Rosario Dawson's School Gardens, and more



If Cadbury's Chocolate can commit to fair trade with African cocoa farmers why not Hershey's? That's Annie Lennox's "sweet dream" on Saturday, May 9th, when World Fair Trade Day is celebrated in 70 countries from Asia to South America, promoting awareness for sustainable social and environmental policies. She speaks her mind for the WFTD09 campaign with a "Big Bang!" - the theme for the 9th annual event happening on the second Saturday in May on behalf of artisans and community farmers, joining the likes of Eddie Izzard, Rev. Desmond Tutu, and STOMP! How appropriate for the drumming act considering the tag: "Beat poverty. Beat climate change. Beat economic crisis."

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ROSARIO'S SCHOOL GARDENS:
Like Global Green's green school's initiative with Jake Gyllenhaal digging in the compost heap at a LA school recently, Hollywood's eco-org, Environmental Media Association is bringing organic gardens to local schools with Amy Smart, Nicole Richie, Maroon 5, Matthew Rhys, Maria Menounos lending their green thumbs. EMA Board Member Rosario Dawson told Access Hollywood, "I grew up with community gardens in my neighborhood, so I know how important they can be for kids." Lance Bass chatted it up, too, in People. Thanks to ecorazzi for the tip.


GWYNETH'S GIVEAWAYS:
Between shooting Iron Man 2 and hanging with hub Chris Martin when Coldplay headlines green music fest Bonnaroo this summer, she's raising two kids and raising funds for kid's causes. Gwyneth Paltrow joined Johnson & Johnson's "No More Tears," campaign for the Clean Water Initiative by donating a workout package with her personal trainer Tracy Anderson, part of a celebrity auction on eBay until May 14 that benefits Water for People. And she's designed limited-edition matching swimsuits for herself, daughter Apple and son Moses, for Lilly Pulitzer's "Colorful Cause" collection at Bloomies, along with several other supportive celeb moms designs (Debra Messing, Brooke Shields, and more) on behalf of Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare children's skin disease.


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EVA'S KIDS RALLY:
"Desperate Housewife" Eva Longoria Parker and San Antonio Spur Tony Parker scored in Wonderwall's Rally for Kids with Cancer scavenger hunt. Celebrity "navigators" and drivers maneuvered through six pit stops around LA, earning points to raise funds for Children's Hospital and Padres Contra El Cáncer. Zachary Levi of Chuck, CSI's Adam Rodriguez, and Gene Simmons of the Family Jewels surreality show joined the race with 30 other actors and musicians for the benefit event. Wonderwall, MSN's contribution to amusing showbiz gossip, might beg the question: Where were the racing hybrid cars and biofuel vehicles?

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