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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

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    1. The Stain of sustainabilityMichael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental Trust October 18 2012 Environmental Federation of Oklahoma

    2. The 3 “E”senvironmentalequityeconomics

    3. Environmental factors of sustainability • Management of Resources • Consumption of Resources • Related Effects • Transport • Air Quality

    4. How to clean the shirt I had to Learn About: • Coffee • Shirts • Cleaning Chemicals

    5. 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

    6. Sustainability issues • Organic • Shade Grown • Fair Trade • Transport • Packaging

    7. 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.

    8. SUSTAINABLE JOBS • Living Wages • National & International Trade

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. packaging transportation Coffee Coffee Makers Recyclability, Composting, Durability, & Responsibility Farms to Groceries may include a dozen steps.

    12. All about shirts • Lifestyles • Consumerism • Fair Trade • Trade Balance

    13. 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

    14. 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.

    15. Cleaning chemicals • Stain removers – OxiClean, Shout & vinegar • Solvents, surfactants & enzymes • High phosphates

    16. 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)

    17. Michael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental TrustMetRecycle.com918-584-0584RecycleMichael@yahoo.com MetRecycle.com