We’re roasters not mathematicians but know bad stats when we see them. Like the finding from IUCN Red List of Threatened Species that, due to climate change, at least 60% of coffee species are at risk of disappearing. And, from the 2016 report by The Climate Institute, that coffee production could be cut in half by 2050. Then there’s this – only 3% of philanthropy goes to environmental causes. Of that, only 5% comes from corporations.
So, seeing as we’re toast as a business without coffee, we’re joining that good few percent in the fight for planet. We’re pumped to announce that we are Sydney’s first 1% for the Planet coffee roaster member & we’ll be donating 1% of our turnover to non profit organisations who protect land, forests, rivers, oceans & promote sustainable energy production.
SNAPSHOT OF SUSTAINABILITY AT SINGLE O
We’re a long way from being saints but we’ve always tried to do our bit for Mamma Earth.
Anti-Single Use Cups – Since day dot we’ve said nup to selling branded single use cups & have helped save a bunch from going to landfill.
Solar @ Our Roastworks – Almost 10 years ago we installed 92 solar panels at our roastworks.
The Juggler Milk System – We also co-founded The Juggler, which has saved over 18 million two-litre plastic milk bottles from the waste stream.
No Death To Coffee & Starmaya – In recent years, itchy about the impacts of climate change on coffee, we launched No Death To Coffee, including the world’s most promising new climate-resilient variety, Starmaya, and we’re the biggest contributor to World Coffee Research in the Asia-Pacific.
Our No Death to Coffee fight was only getting started, then Covid hit, we reflected & pledged that, if we could avoid the economic equivalent of spent grounds down a knock tube, we would do more.
Starting with what seemed to us like dialing triple 000 in a climate emergency – Becoming a 1% for the Planet member.
Team at the meeting where we announced 1% for the Planet.
Stay tuned for more of our attempts to quash climate f*ckery & fight for No Death To Coffee. And as always, thanks for the support & being a key part of this with us!
Love the team at Single O x
Click for more about 1% for the planet here.