Learn to fundraise from a pro! Virginia Berman, Equal Exchange Community Sales Manager, and mom of two, shares what she's learned from seven years of fundraising in her children's schools.
Anna CanningJanuary 24, 2014
At Equal Exchange we love coffee, we love beer, and guess what? We also love them together, so we were excited about the opportunity for our latest coffee and beer collaboration, brewed up in Portland, Ore. Our Portland crew teamed up with Harvester Brewing to offer a tasty new coffee beer featuring Equal Exchange beans. While lots of brewers are discovering the delicious ways that a little coffee can complement the dark, toasty malts that are the traditional staples in the brewing of dark winter beers, this brew is a little different.
James RazsaJanuary 23, 2014
Over the last year we at Equal Exchange have been making a concerted effort to have conversations with lots of our customers. We have called hundreds and hundreds of our customers, some folks who are just starting, others who have been super stars for over a decade and some who are working hard but are still not growing.
Ashley CheukOctober 4, 2013
Halloween is one of the biggest holidays for chocolate sales in the U.S.
Did you know that most mainstream chocolate comes from cacao plantations in West Africa, where forced child labor has been documented? This October, choose Fair Trade! Equal Exchange sources cacao fairly from small farmer co-operatives.
Here are ways you can get involved:
Small Farmers Big ChangeOctober 1, 2013
Fair Trade, like coffee, is complex, rich and fascinating. This month, we are making available a new educational resource, The History of Authentic Fair Trade. In comic book format, we present a version of Fair Trade that is shared by many Equal Exchange colleagues, allies, and partners.
Beth Ann CaspersenAugust 9, 2013
I first learned about the Enough Project in 2011 while attending Informed Activism: Armed Conflict, Scarce Resources, and Congo at Clark University, during which more than 400 people gathered to talk about our individual efforts working in the Congo. At the time, I didn’t know much about the conflict in the D.R. Congo (DRC) and over the course of two days I was horrified to learn about how mining, sexual violence and child solders contribute to a very complex war. Did the tantalum in my cell phone come from the Congo? How would I know?
Equal ExchangeAugust 5, 2013
I am an Intentional Interim Minister, which means I serve churches during the period between settled pastors, while the church is going through a search process. My unusual vocation has also given me a unique opportunity to introduce Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade coffee program to a wide variety of churches.
Small Farmers Big ChangeApril 30, 2013
Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA’s labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients like sugar that are not fairly traded.
Small Farmers Big ChangeApril 24, 2013
Fair World Project (FWP), a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers, opposes Fair Trade USA’s recent changes to its labeling policy, which undermine fair trade farmers, consumers and committed fair trade brands.