KNOW & MEASURE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Earth, our home is in crisis due to the devastation of our forests, our over-dependence on fossil fuels (gas, coal & oil), our food & transport choices, and plastic pollution in our oceans.
This is not about imposing guilt or blame but we have provided information below for you to educate yourself on Climate change and also a link on how to track your carbon footprint.
ALL ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
What is Climate Change? - Aljazeera short Documentary, YouTube. (7 mins)
Sir David Attenborough explains - How to save our Planet. WWF video, YouTube. (9 mins)
Measure your Carbon Footprint using the WWF calculator here.
Learn more about UK's Carbon Literacy project here.
Taste of Kenya team based in the UK has completed certification on carbon literacy.
This means we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in the following areas:
1. COFFEE FOOTPRINT - Supplying a farm to fork solution that links farmers with direct market access to coffee buyers. This ensures the coffee we sell has the lowest possible footprint and is fair and sustainably sourced.
2. ENVIRONMENT FOOTPRINT - We have created new value chains and business models based on resources and waste optimization by supplying our coffee in packaging that can be reused and recycled.
3. CARBON LITERACY FOOTPRINT - We will endeavor to measure, track and continuously educate our staff to become a carbon literate workforce. As part of our social mission, we will provide information to our customers on how to make informed and sustainable food choices that consider the climate, environment, and social aspects of food production.
If you want to receive information on how you can reduce your carbon footprint please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe every little effort helps towards carbon reduction as stated by one of our favourite
swahili wise sayings below:
Climate Change: The Facts - BBC Documentary on YouTube. (1 hour)
The Plastic Problem - A PBS NewsHour Documentary on YouTube. (1 hour).
Carbon Literacy Project - https://carbonliteracy.com
The Carbon Map - https://www.carbonmap.org
Carbon Footprint Calculator - https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/
Ellen MacArthur Foundation (Circular Economy) - https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org
UN Sustainable Development Goals - https://sdgs.un.org/goals
"Haba na haba hujaza kibaba".
"Little by little fills up the measure".
CURRENT IMPACT OF DEFORESTATION
The main driver of climate change is green house gas emissions. Forests are climate regulators of carbon dioxide however we have been losing forest cover through deforestation (cutting down of trees).
To see the current impact of deforestation have a look at the satellite map below. Once loaded the areas in pink will depict forest cover lost due to deforestation. When we clear forests we release stored carbon into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide which contributes to climate change.
This tool from the Global Forest Watch was prepared by University of Maryland & Google researchers to monitor forest disturbance. This is the current view depicting forest loss with satellite imagery refreshed daily from Sentinel 2 (European Space Agency) and Landsat 8 (U.S. Geological Survey).