Categories: Community

  • Ashley Cheuk
    May 29, 2014

    This spring, we raised $4,720 to help Ugandan women build 118 energy-efficient stoves in their communities, surpassing our goal of 100 stoves! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the effort by entering our g

  • Ruthie Oland
    May 27, 2014
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    We've got some exciting updates to our Fair Trade and organic fundraising program for schools, groups and organizations! It's now easier to earn profits for your important community projects. Here's what's new starting Fall 2014.

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    March 18, 2014

    March is Women’s History Month–the perfect time to highlight a new initiative that I helped create: Java Jog for a Cause. The co-founders and I started out as a small group of women in coffee that serendipitously came together through our mutual interests: coffee, and in particular, women in coffee. We wanted to find a meaningful way to highlight the important role that women play in coffee and pair that with health and fitness.

  • Virginia Berman
    February 18, 2014
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    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 Canning
    January 24, 2014
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    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 Razsa
    January 23, 2014
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    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. 

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    October 6, 2013

    Reblogged from Somos Estrellas - 31 ways you can support co-ops throughout the month of October.

  • Ashley Cheuk
    October 4, 2013
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    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 Change
    October 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. 

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