Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 12:12pm

What Really Stopped Shell’s Drilling Rig

Small Farmers, Big Change
October 6, 2015

Last August, Equal Exchangers Meghan, Casey, Jim, Ellen, and Lincoln joined the ranks of hundreds of other activists doing their part to stop Shell Oil from drilling in the Arctic.  (If you didn’t have a chance to read their gripping stories of the Shell No! Greenpeace action in Portland, click here to do so!)
So, congratulations to our Equal Exchange West Coast team, and all the other kayaktivists, general activists, and other leaders for winning the fight!  Shell has abandoned plans to drill for extreme oil off the coast of Alaska!!

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 8:45am

Infographic: Small Farmer Tea vs. Conventionally Traded Tea

Equal Exchange
October 6, 2015

At Equal Exchange, we believe that “Fair Trade” means “small farmer,” and our relationships with tea growers reflect that. Our tea comes from democratically organized small farmer groups, not plantations or estates. We work directly with farmer groups to pay them a fair price for their tea, offer affordable credit and solve problems collaboratively. The traditional tea market favors large plantations and their wealthy owners, and puts workers in poverty, without agency and with little hope for their futures.

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - 4:18pm

When Politics and Business-as-usual Fail to Act…

Small Farmers, Big Change
October 5, 2015

During Pope Francis’ much heralded visit to the U.S. last week, he gave top priority to the pressing issues of economic disparity and injustice, and the threat that climate change poses to humanity and to the planet.  In his speeches before Congress and again at the United Nations, Pope Francis urged world leaders to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act quickly to take steps to reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to this crisis.

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 - 2:15pm

A New Perspective on Combatting Climate Change: Support Soil & Small Farmers; Not Oil and Big Agriculture!

Small Farmers, Big Change
September 30, 2015

“It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate


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