Here are just a few suggestions for how you can be part of the team that’s making a difference in Chiapas — and beyond.
If you buy ground or whole-bean coffee at Starbucks, look for CI�s logo on the back of the bags � those blends contain at least 80 percent C.A.F.E. Practices-verified coffee. You also can support sustainable, ethical coffee practices by looking for these labels:
Intel’s free app lets you donate the power wasted by your computer to a variety of causes, including running climate prediction software. With Climateprediction.net, scientists are creating a model intended to forecast climate in the 21st century. This will allow us to better prepare to address issues of food and freshwater security, ecosystem health and energy demand.
Using paper or disposable plastic coffee cups wastes water and resources. By bringing your own reusable mug to your local coffee shop, you can reduce your waste — especially if you’re a daily coffee drinker — while setting a great example. Many retailers also offer discounts for customers who bring their own mugs.
By choosing native species over foreign and invasive ones, you are helping to restore habitat for local wildlife — including migratory birds that may visit Chiapas.