Your Mornin’ Cup of Joe!: Coffee and Climate Change
with Andy Gaertner
November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
, Free – $20
What if your beloved (necessary?!) morning coffee could contribute to healthier communities and reduce climate change? Like every other agricultural product, coffee is being impacted by accelerating climate change. Your choices about what coffee to drink could make a big difference, both to the farmers and to the planet. Andy Gaertner works with Farmer to Farmer coffee to coordinate trips to visit farmers in Honduras and negotiate each year’s coffee shipment. As a farmer and teacher himself, he has been thinking about and noticing the effects of climate change for many years. Andy will show slides and talk us through the impacts the changing climate is having on coffee growing and the impacts coffee growing can have on our changing climate. You will leave with a greater appreciation for coffee farmers and a greater understanding of how our choices can lead to a healthier, more equitable, planet.