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Category: Fair Trade Lifestyle

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…

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…

#eeoutdoors: Enter to win fairly traded prizes!

06 July

Take us outside with you! Post a picture of yourself in the Great Outdoors with your favorite Equal Exchange beverage or snack and tag it #eeoutdoors — you could win one of four prize packs worth $50 each! We think a strong connection to nature is healthy! That’s why…

Great Outdoors

06 July

At Equal Exchange, we work hard to bring you organic, sustainable and fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate. What do we do when we’re not doing that? Let us show you! EE worker-owners from every region of the US sent in pictures of ourselves, our friends and…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And the verdict…

On May Day, Help Change the Food System

27 April

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one of the largest worker-owned co-operatives in the U.S., and May 1st is our birthday. There’s no one we’d rather celebrate…

Food for Thought: Hot Chocolate in Art

20 April

THE ART OF LUXURY Do you love fine chocolate and cocoa? You’re in good company. Many powerful and discerning people — from Aztecs conquerors in the New World to the Holy Roman Emperor of the Old — were all about it! Men and women have enjoyed this marvelous substance…

Are your Values Skipping Coffee Hour?

14 March

You’re part of a social justice-minded congregation.  You’re always educating people about the importance of buying coffee that is ethically sourced, accounting for the hard work and risks that small-scale farmers take to produce Organic, high-quality coffee and support their families. So why is…