Another Reason to Love Harry Potter

The Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit that grew out of the love for all things awesome and Harry Potter-y, has started a campaign that runs from November 2010 to June 2011, the time span between the release of Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. The approximately 7 months will be spent attempting to effect some change for good in seven Horcruxes (bad things, for the non Harry Potter folk) in the world.

This month's is the Starvation Wage Horcrux. At that link, you'll find a petition that adds your name and comments to emails to Warner Brothers studios, asking them to make a change in the chocolate sold as Harry Potter trademarks. That change? To make it completely fair trade.

How awesome is that?

I urge to surf on over, check it out, and sign away! You can also found out about Lumos Parties, which are being held in the time leading up to the release - a Mary Kay sort of Harry Potter to promote the cause of fairly traded chocolate.

The fact that people are using Harry's name to change the world for the better is a testament to how awesomely good and important these books are. I mean, there aren't many books that could be said to spawn a movement that's about doing GOOD, are there?