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Re: SG-W:/ The Sierra Club Presents: "Made in the Shade: Coffee &Conservation in Latin



And brewed at the Coop cafe next door, Cafe Verde.  Catherine

Donna Estabrook wrote:

> BTW - Shade-grown coffee is available at the People's Food Co-Op on 4th Ave
> in Ann Arbor.
> Donna
> --On Sunday, February 17, 2002 3:29 PM -0500 Michael Sklar
> <mssklar@home.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Friends,
> >
> > A rich, freshly brewed cup of coffee is one of life's simple pleasures.
> > Unfortunately, our taste for coffee has had a devastating effect on
> > wildlife as rainforests are cleared for coffee plantations.
> >
> > But there's a new aroma in the world.  Coffee lovers are learning about
> > the environmental impacts of coffee production and forcing growers,
> > retailers, and coffee houses to shift to shade-grown coffee.  Not only
> > is such coffee more eco-friendly, it also tastes great.
> >
> > You can learn about the impact eco-friendly coffee has on wildlife
> > habitat at the Sierra Club/Huron Valley Group's next public meeting on
> > Tuesday, February 19.  Tom Dietsch will present "Made in the Shade:
> > Coffee and Conservation in Latin America."  The program begins at 7:30
> > PM and takes place at the Matthei Botanical Gardens, located at 1800
> > Dixboro Road between Plymouth and Geddes.
> >
> > We invite you to have a cup of shade-grown coffee during our social
> > hour, which also gives you a chance to meet others who share your
> > interests in exploring, enjoying, and protecting nature.  You can also
> > learn about local Sierra Club activities including hikes, ski trips,
> > service projects, and a variety of conservation campaigns.  If you want
> > to help stop sprawl (at no cost to you!) while buying groceries, books,
> > CDs, and other merchandise at the stores where you already shop, we'll
> > have EarthCash shopping vouchers available for sale by cash or check.
> >
> > The Sierra Club/Huron Valley Group's monthly public meetings are held on
> > the third Tuesday of each month at the beautiful Matthei Botanical
> > Gardens, located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road (between Geddes and Plymouth
> > Roads, east of US-23), beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meetings are free and open
> > to the public. Newcomers are welcome; no membership is required.
> >
> > I hope to see you at Tuesday's meeting.  Please feel free to forward
> > this message to others who might be interested.
> >
> > Michael Sklar
> > Co-Chair, Sierra Club-Huron Valley Group
> >
> > HVG Events information: (734) 480-7751 *or*
> > www.mirror.org/groups/mi-enviro
> >
>
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