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The Dairy Crisis: Intertwining the World of Trade, Livelihoods and Consumers

By Emily Ambrose, Equal Exchange In early January, I wrote a piece highlighting my experience as a dairy farmer and the path that led to…

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Natural Process Coffee

Have you ever tried natural process coffee? If you have, you probably noticed a difference! Known as “naturals” in the specialty coffee industry, these coffees…

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Fundraising with a Spring Theme

Fundraising with Equal Exchange’s fairly traded products is effective any time of year, but if you schedule your program around a special theme…

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Sharing + Saving = Buying Club

How does an Equal Exchange buying club work? A buying club is an alternative way of purchasing food and other goods, instead of buying individually…

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Hot Chocolate Bar With Toppings!

Winter days and bad weather mean … hot chocolate season! Share a steaming cup of cocoa with friends, dressed up with custom toppings. Line up…

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The Pasture Ahead: A Path to Organizing

By Emily Ambrose, Organizer, Equal Exchange Being new at Equal Exchange has been like returning to school. I am constantly learning the intricacies of building…

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A Holiday Party Around the World

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice draws near, people all over are gathering close to share food, burn…

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Episode 3: Conflict, Coffee Farmers, and the Nobel Peace Prize

The Stories Behind Our Food has a new episode! Here it is.     You can hear #StoriesBehindOurFood on: Stitcher (on both Apple and Android…

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The Current Storm: The Realities of Climate Change for Cacao Producers

By: Dana Drugmand, Equal Exchange Barista On Thursday October 11th, a group of activists, teachers, friends and allies gathered in the Equal Exchange cafe for…

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Congregation Spotlight: Fair Trade Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every…

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Get Social! Boost Fundraising With Social Media

Promoting your fundraising campaign is important. If supporters don’t know about it, they can’t participate. Use email and handouts to amplify your fundraiser…

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Of Caravans, State Terror and Climate Disruption

A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees from Latin America November 16th marks the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six…

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Inspiration for your Holiday Sale Display

We collected some of our favorite creative, yet simple display ideas for holiday sales during Christmas, Hanukkah and beyond! A sparkling, lighted display draws in…

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Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d…

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USAID Grants and the Democracy of Information

We recently interviewed Cristina Liberati, who administers grants that support farmer cooperatives in Latin America as they improve their quality, productivity, and financial stability. Because…

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