Audubon Coffee Club - Tree Planting Details
We are proud to announce that we will be planting a native rainforest tree for each new Audubon Coffee Club member for the next 100 years and beyond. Club customers will be helping us fight global warming by offsetting the carbon emissions created in the coffee production, roasting and transportation process through this "100 Years Tree Planting" program.
Help Restore Earth's Health and Fight Global Warming
Did you know that shade and organic coffee
farming is one of the rare, human industries that can actually restore the earth’s health. How’s that you ask? Mixed agro-forestry (coffee trees planted among fast-growing, highland rainforest trees) can sequester up to 20 tons of carbon/hectare/year. Compare this to a full-sun, ‘mono-culture’ (row after row of a single coffee tree species) coffee plantation that absorbs only around 6 tons per year. (Click to learn more about carbon sequestering and our carbon negative company.
Shade and organic coffee farms also preserve habitat for migrating and native birds and animals, and can even restore local water supplies. It also happens to makes a great cup of coffee!
A Rainforest Tree Planted in Your Name
When you sign up for our club, we’ll associate your name with a native, rainforest-highlands tree sapling and plant it after a year on one of our own 100% organic, shade coffee farms. Initially, we'll be planting the trees on "Rancho Quilco," one of our newest organic farms in the very southern state of Chiapas in Mexico. We bought this 150 hectare farm a few years ago from an old patriarch whose children no longer wanted to farm the land. It's in an area called, Sinai, where we recently built a school in partnership with Costco in Mexico through our innovative Community Aid program.
The types of trees we’ll be planting are native to the southern Mexico region. They are: Chicharro, Mezcal, Hormiguillo, Albaricoque, Aguacate de Montaña, Cola de Pava, and Tepemixtle. They will be planted in and amongst the current shade coffee trees providing even more shade and more diversity for native species.
Once a year we’ll be planting, and at that time, we’ll email you a photo of your tree growing in its new surroundings, and your name will go on our roster of club customers who have trees planted in their name.
Whether you decide to keep or cancel your club membership, your tree stays - growing in a beautiful, 100% organic environment forever!
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