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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…

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…

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…

Set Your Fundraising Dates: Plan backwards!

07 August

The best way to set dates for your catalog fundraising campaign is to plan backwards! As you know, the 40% profits you earn from our catalog program are immediate. You collect money as you sell, then simply pay wholesale pricing for your order. So the best way to plan your…

Introduce Us to Your Team

13 July

You’ve started something special — let’s continue doing great things together! By partnering with Equal Exchange’s fundraising programs last year, you not only raised money for the organization you care so much about, but you also supported small, organic farmer co-operatives around the world. For this…

Successful Fundraising: Plan Early

31 May

Successful Fundraising: Dream big. Plan early. As the school year winds down, it’s time to lock-in your successful fundraising plans with Equal Exchange. By doing so now, you can sit back, sink your toes into the sand, and relax this summer. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing…

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…

Haiku Challenge: Read the Winners

16 April

Happy National Poetry Month! And thanks to everyone who entered our recent social media Coffee Haiku Challenge. We savored all your responses, each and every delicious haiku! But since we promised #braggingrights to a select few, we’re reposting our favorites here (in no particular order). Brew a cup…

Walking the Fair Trade Walk at Fellowship

12 March

by Diana Renn of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon   At our church, Fair Trade represents justice and equality.  Every time we make a purchase, we can choose whether the implications of this purchase are equal or just. When I look in a cup of Fair Trade coffee, I…