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Cacao pods

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 project growing

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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Worker Cooperatives and Democracy: A Long, Proud History

It was the early 2000s at Equal Exchange when it became clear that the company was growing fast. We had many opportunities — like looking…

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Two women smile at an outdoor table displaying packaged fair trade coffee and chocolate.

Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea…

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What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

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…

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What to Say about Fair Trade in A Church Bulletin

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall…

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Father's Day picture of a boy and his dad on the beach together

Father’s Day Thoughts and Coffee Ideas

above: Gary Goodman with his father. This Father’s Day, share some time — and a special cup! Is your dad a coffee lover…

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Four men and women stand in front of coffee roasing equipment

On May Day, Help Change the Food System

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…

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Breakfast Blend Organic coffee in a white china cup with spoon and napkin.

Are your Values Skipping Coffee Hour?

You’re part of a social justice-minded congregation.  You believe in the importance of choosing coffee that is ethically sourced and accounting for the…

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Martin Luther King JR

Finding Inspiration in King

By Dee Walls, Food Safety Coordinator  Each January, against my own better judgement, I sit down and write out my resolutions for the coming year…

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Fair Trade and Faith

Equal Exchange’s interfaith program highlights the connections between faith and Fair Trade in social-justice driven congregations around the country. We asked program participants…

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Fundraising with Our School Values

Fundraising with Our School Values

An Equal Exchange fundraiser was a natural fit for our school because it incorporated many of the same values that are central to Montessori philosophy…

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Fundraising and Values at Kimberton Waldorf School

Fundraising and Values at Kimberton Waldorf School

At Kimberton Waldorf School (KWS), education of the Head, Heart and Hands is the foundation for raising students to be creative thinkers, compassionate global citizens…

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Boost Your Fundraiser by Sharing Your Values

Boost Your Fundraiser by Sharing Your Values

I worked with my high school’s World Language Honor Society throughout most of my time in high school, and I loved every minute of…

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When is a Bar of Chocolate More Than Just a Piece of Candy?

When is a Bar of Chocolate More Than Just a Piece of Candy?

When is a bar of chocolate more than just a piece of candy? It becomes something more when it is used to educate students and…

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