Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

17 September

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea: Food Justice It happened at a planning session for our church mission program. We had recently established a food justice program and wanted to expand…

What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

14 September

This summer, Equal Exchange brought our coffee and chocolate on the road to Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. We shared a table with our partners at Episcopal Relief & Development and poured out our fairly traded brew to all comers. Over the course of…

High Quality Tea, from Leaf to Cup

10 September

Tea provides a taste of place – the growing region’s soil and elevation, its rainfall, the season. Cultivating it requires hard work and skill. And it’s a crop which can be vulnerable to climatic variation and environmental pollutants. That’s why we source 100% organic tea from small scale…

Pop-Up Fair Trade Stores on Campus

07 September

College campuses are full of change-makers and activists like you, making them the perfect locations for hosting successful Fair Trade sales. A pop-up store on campus can be a fundraising opportunity for departments and clubs, or just a great way to raise awareness about socially responsible consumerism. Get…

Why Switch to Fair Trade, Organic Coffee?

06 September

How can you get your group to start using Equal Exchange’s organic, fairly traded coffee? Based on the questions that come up most often, here are talking points to help energize them to take action. “Why should we switch our coffee?” Equal Exchange products are better for farmers, better…

Four Ways to Get Out the Word

28 August

Whether you’re a longtime Equal Exchange partner or you’re brand-new around here, we’re grateful for the hard work you put into serving or selling fairly traded products from small-scale farmers. But you can’t do it alone. You need allies! You need supporters…

Care Package DIY Ideas

27 August

Everyone Loves Getting Mail: Why Not Send Some? Say hello to a far-away friend, wish a sick loved one a quick recovery, or help your favorite college student settle in — with a fair trade care package! These gift boxes are easy to put together and eminently customizeable.  It…

What to Say in A Church Bulletin

23 August

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall is the perfect time for a reminder! But what to write? Maybe an example will help! Here’s a bulletin insert shared by Peter…

Fundraising DIY: Create a Goal Board

10 August

Rally your troops to create a fundraising goal board and watch those dollars come in! Creating a goal board as a team is a show of solidarity. It gets your group excited about your fundraiser so they can see exactly what the money means to your organization. In addition, by…