Australia: Jasper Coffee goes carbon neutral
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Jasper Coffee is dedicated to joining the fight against climate change and urges other organisations across the country to do the same. The company’s greenhouse gas inventory has now been audited and approved by the Carbon Reduction Institute. By becoming a 100% Carbon Neutral Coffee Company, Jasper Coffee is leading the way in creating a sustainable future. “By becoming a 100% Carbon Neutral Coffee company our vision over three years of collecting data and taking responsibility for our carbon emissions has come to fruition,” advised Jasper Coffee Managing Director, Wells Trenfield. “Over the years, we have always been conscious of the coffees we choose with respect to sustainability. We have 22 shade grown coffees and 15 Fairtrade Organic, along with a raft of other Fairtrade Organic products and recyclable take away cups. Having measured our carbon emissions we have now offset 100% of our operations with an amazing renewable energy project in India,” he added. Jasper is an Australian Roastery selling in Australia, but also exporting to the Maldives and Simply Wild in Ireland is about to take up their product. The company offers Australia’s largest fairtrade & organic range, and was a founding member of the Fairtrade Association of Australia & New Zealand.
Jasper Coffee is supporting the Karnataka Renewable Energy Project in India. The project is helping to prevent climate change while creating an innovative new source of income for poor rice farmers in India. Agricultural waste products used to power the Karnataka plant are purchased from local farmers in Marlanhalli Village and its surrounding areas. By cleanburning the waste agricultural products such as rice husks, maize stalks, ground nut shells, bagasse and other crop residues purchased from local farmers, the Karnataka Project is reducing India’s dependence on carbon-intensive fossil fuels, large-scale hydropower projects, and nuclear power. Founded as a locally-owned private-sector initiative in 2005, the Karnataka Project is already reducing India’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 tons CO2-e per year. It meets or exceeds all of the relevant criteria set out in both the Kyoto Protocol and the Marrakech Accords, and has been registered under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Clean Development Mechanism since 2007.
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