Do you like the idea of coffee that restores the forests that sequester carbon and provides a living to the people who live there? I do.
So it was great to talk with Darcy Small, co-founder of Kua Coffee about how his Australian-based social enterprise is collaborating with Ugandan coffee growers to help them respond and adapt to climate change. Darcy tells the story of how a couple of engineering students and their housemates came to start a climate positive coffee business – one that cuts greenhouse gas emissions in Australia and regenerates farming lands and communities in Uganda.
Kua Coffee: https://kuacoffee.co/
Sendle Carbon Neutral Logistics: https://try.sendle.com/en-au/carbon-neutral-delivery
Share Waste Composting: https://sharewaste.com/
The Commons Coworking Spaces: https://thecommons.com.au/
FairChain Coffee Kenya: https://fairchainkenya.coffee/
Links between forests and rain: https://theweathermakers.nl/elementor-2250/
Coffee grounds as valuable materials: https://en.reset.org/5-innovative-ways-recycle-used-coffee-grounds/
Michael Porter on “Why business can be good at solving social problems”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iIh5YYDR2o
Re-Inventing Organisations: https://www.reinventingorganizations.com/
Ray Anderson of Interface on the first decade of their regenerative business journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kudilj10H4E
Project Drawdown’s ranked list of today’s commercial climate solutions: https://drawdown.org/solutions
Project Regeneration action lists: https://regeneration.org/nexus
Circular Economy resources: https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/
Biomimicry: https://biomimicry.net/ and also https://asknature.org/
Original music by Ian Hopkinson, Human Hacker and serial digital entrepreneur.
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