The Secret to Environmental Action
Do you believe in the importance of protecting the natural world but need some guidance on where to start? It's all about making small changes to your daily routine.
Efforts need to be directed towards solutions and policies that can quickly transform the way we produce and consume resources - starting with one of the biggest. and most damaging supply chains on the planet today.
Climate Change, An Overview
Climate change could cut crop yields, especially in the world’s most food-insecure regions. At the same time, agriculture, forestry, and land use change are responsible for about 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. The agriculture sector is core to addressing the climate challenge.
Climate-smart economies that
are green, resilient and inclusive.
The challenge for developing countries is they no longer have an opportunity to develop first in a high carbon-intensive way and then clean up and decarbonize later. They need support today to make investments now to slow a changing climate and enable billions to live safer, more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable lives.
Advocating for Environmental Justice
Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
About NOT1BEAN Coffees
Lighter to ship. Shipping after roasting means cargos of up to 20% less weight, resulting in fewer cargo ships.
Direct delivery. No recrossing of oceans as intermediaries resell unroasted coffees, and of course millions fewer road journeys as unnecessary intermediaries (roasters in consumer countries) are removed from the supply chain.
More revenue to farmers. Producers retain roasting income and are paid the far higher fees commanded by the finished rather than the raw unprocessed product.
An end to coffee slavery. Higher farmer revenue means no farmer need ever resort to modern day slavery.
An end to child labour on coffee farms. Children in school where they should be.
Cheaper coffee for both retailers and consumers. Fewer intermediaries and a shorter supply chain means real cost savings to shoppers.
AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DIVIDEND
Retailers and consumers alike are paying far, far more, for coffee than they think.
A growing coalition of countries, cities, businesses and other institutions are pledging to get to net-zero emissions.
The global coffee supply chain in its current format
is at odds with those pledges.
CARBON OFFSETS, A TEMPORARY MEASURE AT BEST
There is an inherent high risk that offset credits do not represent real emission reductions
Carbon offsetting is effective if it is additional – it reduces carbon emissions more than would have occurred without it – and permanent. Renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon sequestration, and aviation offsets are a good start; however, cutting emissions from the source is more effective.
“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.”
― Benjamin Disraeli
Frequently Asked Questions
Fewer cargo ships?
Coffee loses a lot of its weight during roasting, often as much as 20%, in a supply chain of this size that's a huge amount of unneeded cargo on the oceans contributing to global warming.