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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.

According to the UN, climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity
As a society, we all have to take action to become Carbon Neutral or Net Zero Carbon by 2030.


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)

  • Earth's lungs are failing! - BBC Documentary on the Tragedy of Deforestation, YouTube. (5 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.

  • Join Kenya's campaign for a sustainable environment and ban single-use plastic to save our oceans.   #KenyaPlasticsPact

 

CARBON LITERACY

Taste of Kenya team based in the UK has completed certification on carbon literacy.

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טעם קניה מתרגש להכריז כי מספר תפקידים מתפתחים, ויוצעו באופן שוטף.

עקוב אחרינו ברשתות החברתיות או המשך לבדוק באתר זה משרות פתוחות.

"Haba na haba hujaza kibaba".

 

"Little by little fills up the measure".

BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

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Every single country is part of the plastic crisis and must be part of the solution.
Kenya successfully implemented a ban on single-use plastic and to-date over 80 other countries have a full or partial ban on single-use plastic in place but more has to be done. 

Plastic contamination in the oceans might not be irreversible however we can target the causes of plastic pollution and limit it. If we can do this, then this is one climate change action that can be resolved in our generation. 

“If citizens can work with their governments to end such a ubiquitous source of pollution,
then we can move on to even bigger, more demanding climate targets".  

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." 

Margaret Mead

JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION

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Big changes start with small steps.

We are not about guilt activism but for individual responsibility.

If you have reviewed the information on climate change and are commited to change then j
oin the fight against plastic pollution by considering the following actions:
 

  1. REDUCE - Single-use plastic is a major cause of pollution as it is used once and discarded. Consider reducing your use of single-use packaging such as disposable cups, plastic coffee packaging, plastic straws, and stirrers.40% of the global plastic production.
     

  2. REUSE - Consider using coffee food packaging that can be reused such as eco-friendly coffee cups, travel mugs and coffee packaging made from sustainable materials.
     

  3. RECYCLE - Select compostable coffee food packaging that can be recycled in either the food bin or general recycling over packaging that cannot be recycled.

Want to learn more, click below: 

TEN TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT

WHY WE USE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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Plastic pollution is one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally.

The United Nations has declared the plastic pollution of oceans “a planetary crisis.”

This is a problem not only for humanity but for all aquatic life.

Our oceans are choking with plastic. Plastic has been found in hundreds of marine species, from whales to sea birds, and the problem is only getting worse as they take up to 400 years to decompose.

If we don't take action now by 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish.

Coffee packaging is designed to be single-use and is used once and discarded. Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea.
80% of the plastic in our seas and oceans is from land sources.

Source: WWF 

10 Million Tonnes of Plastic are dumped in our oceans every year

This disposed plastic ends up in our seas and oceans affecting more than 800 species of the sea creatures we love – Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals become entangled in or ingest plastic causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning.

Source: UN Report

 Over 56
billion coffee  capsules go to landfills every year

It is estimated more than 56 billion coffee capsules will go to landfills each year according to Halo. Over 95% of coffee capsules are plastic and aluminum which take up to 500 years to degrade once in the landfill damaging our planet.

Source: Halo Coffee

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).

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