Sustainability Resources

Sustainability Resources

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Open Book Project 2019-2020

Where Am I Eating?  by Kelsey Timmerman

  • The Most Interesting Fruit in the World  (36:40) How can bananas link U.S. history (including America's corporate/military impact on in Central America), agriculture and genetic modification? Listen up!
  • What Exactly Is Fair Trade, And Why Should We Care?  by Amy Shoenberger, Dec. 14, 2018. This short article defines the terms of fair trade, outlines some of the benefits and provides an overview of fair trade certification.

  • The Fight to Save Coffee from Climate Change Heats Up by Stephanie Parker, March 27, 2019. Researchers help Central American coffee farmers adapt to the complexities of crop-threatening climate disruption.

  • The Chocolate Hunters, by Austin Bailey, December 2013. Learn about a very different cacao harvest.  Heifer International, an anti-poverty organization, works with communities in the Bolivian Amazon to harvest wild cacao for producing and marketing chocolate, while preserving the health of the forest.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch The state of the world’s fisheries is dire.  According to Seafood Watch, over half of assessed fish populations are fully-fished.  Scan this website to learn more about ocean issues, seafood “best choices” and other ways you can support sustainable life under the sea.

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