Fair Trade and a Fair Deal
Our mission is to create both a high-quality source of English second-hand and remaindered books at a reasonable price, and be Hungary’s first showcase for Fair Trade organic coffee. The bookstore promotes environmental and social justice causes, in particular, organic and Fair Trade products. We are the local bookstore with a global conscience.
Environmental activist and facilitator, writer and translator, Daniel Swartz has lived in Hungary since 1990. He studied international relations, history, and Chinese Language at Bates College (http://www.bates.edu/) in the United States. Since 1990, he has been working for and with Central and Eastern European environmental NGOs, local and national governments, and businesses on various environmental issues. He has been a bit of an entrepreneur since his early years, helping his father as a certified journeyman chimney sweep, chopping firewood for neighbors, and having founded a computer company when he was 13 years old. In later years he worked for among others; Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Alliance for Northern People Environment and Development (ANPED), Action for Solidarity Environment Equality and Diversity (ASEED), the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), and working on the Heijerhof organic goat farm in the Netherlands. Since co-founding the ZHABA Facilitators Collective in 1995, he has split his time between being an environmental activist and facilitator.
In his spare time, he is an avid Hungarian folk dancer, cyclist, and squash player.
Treehugger Dan's supplies a wide range of NGOs, agencies, institutes, companies, hotels, bars and restaurants with organic Fair Trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate, including:
The Office of the Hungarian President (Laszlo Solyom), *****Rogner Hotel, Arriba Taqueria Mexikoi Etterem, Justice Initiative and Educational Support Program Departments at the Open Society Institute, Club Vittula, Central and Eastern European Working Group for the Enhancement of Biodiversity (CEEWEB), Borzsonyvidek Foundation, Szike, Discover Hungary, Yellow Zebra, Pecsi Green Circle, Pressley Ridge Magyarorszag Alapitvany, Association of Conscious Consumers (TVE), andFlora Film Studios, Vertis Environmental Finance plc., British International School of Budapest, Superkids Nursery School, Impact Media, Chew.hu, Caboodle.hu, Xpatloop.com, Politics.hu, Pestiside.hu, Webreklam.hu, All Hungary Media Group, Realdeal.hu, Siraly (teas), Modern Investments (teas) Budapest Weekends, Stag Republic, Hen Nation, the NGO Planet, Teátrum Kávézó és Teaház in Kecskemét (Kéttemplom köz. 4), Maria Vendeghaz (Bed and Breakfast) in Perkupa, and the Hungarian International Development Assistance Non-profit Co. (Magyar Nemzetközi Fejlesztési Segítségnyújtási Kht.) at the European Tour for Global Responsibility meeting in Szeged have now all joined the family of organisations and companies in Hungary serving Caffe Agust organic Fair Trade coffee. If you were at the Sziget Festival, Transit Festival, Kapolcs Valley of the Arts Festival, or the Szeged Youth Festival in August and had some coffee at the Vedegylet Fair Trade booth, that was our coffee too! Treehugger Dan's also supplies Protect the Future (Vedegylet), Greenpeace, Messzelato, Okotars Foundation, Energy Club, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Live Chain for Hungary's (a green political party) national meeting, and the Hungarian Evangelical Church, Utilapu Network, Hunguest Lakas Rt., Portfolio Kontroll Kft., Parexel, and Pentele Project Kft.