Encourage a switch to Equal Exchange

Two mugs that read

You believe in paying fair prices to the farmers who produce your food. You support organic agriculture and sustainability. You want to contribute to an independent and transparent food system, but how do you get others to understand the issues and take action towards food justice?

Introduce the idea to your group

You can plan a short presentation using a combination of talking points and videos. If a presentation sounds too formal, just have a conversation with someone who is a decision-maker in your group or send them some of the info below in an email while explaining why fair trade is important to you. 

And having some Equal Exchange coffee or chocolate on hand for folks to taste might help them experience how delicious they are while they learn about the mission behind them.

Brush up on your fair trade knowledgeComic book with title "The History of Authentic Fair Trade"

Share the Equal Exchange basics

A smiling man poses with green cacao pods.Show the impact on farmers

Learn from other fair trade program organizers

A red bag of organic fair trade coffeeWhy switch your coffee?

Why does fair trade chocolate matter?

Chocolate Supply Chain Infographic

Big name chocolate companies like Nestle, Mars and Hershey’s were recently called out in a Washington Post story for unethical sourcing and child slave labor in the chocolate industry. Be sure you’re not supporting injustices you don’t believe in.

Two students are at a school computer that shows fair trade chocolate on the screen.

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