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The Stain of sustainability Michael Patton The Metropolitan Environmental Trust. October 18 2012 Environmental Federation of Oklahoma. The 3 “E”s environmental equity economics. Environmental factors of sustainability. Management of Resources Consumption of Resources Related Effects
The Stain of sustainabilityMichael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental Trust October 18 2012 Environmental Federation of Oklahoma
Environmental factors of sustainability • Management of Resources • Consumption of Resources • Related Effects • Transport • Air Quality
How to clean the shirt I had to Learn About: • Coffee • Shirts • Cleaning Chemicals
Coffee statistics • The U.S. drinks about 400 million cups of coffee per day. • Five million people in Brazil are employed by Coffee Trade. • 54% of Americans drink coffee daily. • 35% drink coffee black. Coffee statistics
Sustainability issues • Organic • Shade Grown • Fair Trade • Transport • Packaging
Non-organic coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world. Over the past 40 years, over 2/3 of rainforests in Central America were cleared for coffee farming.
SUSTAINABLE JOBS • Living Wages • National & International Trade
Fair labor standards • Market price to coffee farmers is 80 cents a pound. • Fair trade farmers receive $2.35 per pound. • Workers paid living wage with safe working conditions and no child labor.
trade statistics Trade statistics • Fair trade in the U.S, organic and shade grown coffee, represents 5% of coffee sold. • U.S. imports $4 Billion coffee beans per year. • Brazil has $4 billion coffee trees.
packaging transportation Coffee Coffee Makers Recyclability, Composting, Durability, & Responsibility Farms to Groceries may include a dozen steps.
All about shirts • Lifestyles • Consumerism • Fair Trade • Trade Balance
Clothing statistics Fashion quotes Clothing Statistics • “The fashion wears out more apperal than the man.” • William Shakespeare • “Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.” • George Bernard Shaw FASHION QUOTES
Consumerism statistics Consumerismstatistics • 8,000 apparel manufacturers in the U.S. They generate about $14 billion in revenue per year. • China controls ½ of the world. • Market estimated to be $315 billion per year.
Cleaning chemicals • Stain removers – OxiClean, Shout & vinegar • Solvents, surfactants & enzymes • High phosphates
Energy use Wash dry • $150/year to heat water for laundry. • 22 cents per load (cold) (cold) • 89 cents per load (hot) (warm) • 30 - 40 cents per load (electric) • 15 – 20 cents per load (gas)
Michael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental TrustMetRecycle.com918-584-0584RecycleMichael@yahoo.com MetRecycle.com