Monday, July 14, 2008
Fair Trade Coffee & Migratory Songbirds
You may or may not have noticed some of the larger coffee chains like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts carrying some fair trade coffee and espresso products. While the benefits of Fair Trade Coffee have been greatly publicized, there are other benefits to songbirds as well. In Latin America, sustainable coffee farms are being promoted to protect migratory songbirds by the Songbird Foundation. Besides the benefits to the community and birds, shade grown coffee has a much more rich, full taste. This month, EcoGreenBags will be donating $5 from the purchase of every bag of the month to the Songbird Foundation. Proceeds will help educate the American public about Fair Trade Coffee, and will promote awareness of the decimation of migratory and native songbirds from non-sustainable coffee farming.