To address climate change and its most acute impacts — including extreme weather shifts, severe flooding, pest outbreaks and water scarcity — the Rainforest Alliance works with communities and businesses to prevent deforestation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage.
In this final post from his trip to Ghana, communications team member, Marcus Schaefer takes a look at the Rainforest Alliance’s work to increase teachers’ knowledge of environment and climate issues. The Rainforest Alliance has been working with 36 villages in the Juabeso/Bia region of Ghana for three years.
Jeff Hayward, climate director of the Rainforest Alliance, shares his thoughts on a powerful new video exploring the very real impacts of climate change on the world’s coffee farmers.
This summer, the Rainforest Alliance’s education team worked in Chiapas, Mexico, to introduce a group of 57 teachers to our climate curricula. Most of the teachers who attended the five-day workshop came from Telebachilleratos, a subsection of the Chiapas school system that includes many rural schools serving underrepresented populations. Though these schools lack financial resources, they live in close connection with surrounding forests and coffee farms.