A Vibrant Mutually Cooperative Community
Equal Exchange - Profit - www.equalexchange.coop
Our vision is to create a vibrant mutually cooperative community of two million committed participants who are using their land, labor, capital and votes to create the world they want to live in and leave for their children. With help from Free Range, we will create an interactive online tool that encourages people to be part of this movement to take on the big guys. It will provide an opportunity for people to work together to transform trade, and join us in standing up and saying, "This is not what we want!" to corporate agriculture, economic and social injustice.
thank you equal exchange! You rock!
I facilitate ordering from Equal Exchange for members of my church (Shiloh UCC - Danville, PA) We all love the coffee and take every opportunity to spread the word!
Chris Durkin commented
doing good by doing well, too - and great coffee too!
While traveling with EE employees to Nicaragua we were told they had been sent there as part of their employment to "meet the people we are working for." EE has no stockholders nor wallowing corporate chiefs ...Justice not charity.
Sandra Enos commented
This is a great organization. One that has done more to lift people out of poverty than some of our larger mainstream charities. They walk the walk in terms of administration and governance. A great place to invest this grant.
Neil Solvik commented
I have been connected with Equal Exchange stating June 24, 1998, when I placed my first order for coffee. I have never been disappointed with their product, their administration, their staff, or their committment to provide a fair price to small farmers around our planet.
Lorri Hagman commented
Equal Exchange is a fantastic organization--good people, good ideas, good products!
Meta Murray commented
EE has been a leader and will make this happen
Elizabeth Mc Gorty commented
Viva Equal Exchange!
Dave Momenee commented
Equal Exchange has been making a difference
for the good
for some time.
Love your coffee and great to know the farmers are getting their fair share.
Charles Simpson commented
I have participated in a human rights tour to coffee country in Chiapas that involved the participation of Equal Exchange staff and have visited their plant and offices in Massachusetts. In addition, I've published an academic article on fair trade in coffee that included interviews with key officials at Equal Exchange.
They represent the highest standards of social responsibility in both their work around the globe with coffee-producing communities organized as democratic enterprises channeling income back into all segments of the community, and socially responsible enterprise here in the U.S. As a non-profit cooperative owned by their workers, they are able to harness the enthusiasm and idealism of their employees in building economic and social sustainability across the North/South divide.
They deserve any recognition available for their work.
Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh
Hilary Abell commented
Equal Exchange is an awesome company and the fair trade pioneer. What could be a better investment for Free Range? May everything EE does get multiplied many times over.
Tracey Keij-Denton commented
Equal Exchange is a truly socially responsible company. There are going above and beyond the basic standards of fair trade to help coffee and chocolate farmers even more. I'm proud to support them for this award.
Elizabeth J. commented
I hope my vote helps.
Joanne Singrey-Johnson commented
We carry Equal Exchange products in our church. It is nice to know you are doing something good for farmers and the environment, while enjoying top quality gourmet products!
I buy from Equal Exchange because I know I am helping the "little guy" get more for his product that he has earned.
After dealing with the Equal Exchange cooperative for fundraising with delicious fair trade products, I visited their site and was so impressed with their factory, vision, collaboration, and their work ethic !
Many are aware of the fantastic work Equal Exchange does as a leader in the fair trade movement, but how many know that Equal Exchange is so successful in large part because it is a well managed cooperative?
Being a fervent supporter of all things social justice, especially fair trade products, I think this is a fantastic idea!