TURN YOUR HABIT INTO HABITAT – DRINK BIRD FRIENDLY® COFFEE
Shade-coffee plantations—particularly ones that grow coffee under a natural forest canopy—are increasingly being deforested, leaving North American migrants with fewer places to spend the winter. The good news is that you can have your favorite roast and your songbirds too if you buy Bird Friendly coffee.
This Smithsonian Bird Friendly certified coffee requires that producers meet the requirements for organic certification first, and then meet additional criteria to ensure they are maintaining the forest cover that provides habitat for birds and other wildlife. Research has shown that certified shade provides a whopping 77% more biodiversity than sun-grown coffee. (Scroll down to watch a special ‘coffee primer’ video we produced to accompany the film.)
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, by drinking great tasting Bird Friendly Coffee.
The Messenger Blend is a blend of beans from Bird Friendly coffee farms in Guatemala. This coffee comes from farms that are Certified Organic and Certified Bird Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and as such, are guaranteed to provide good winter habitat for our migratory songbirds.
When you order The Messenger Blend you double your impact because Birds & Beans will donate 10% of the proceeds from each bag sold to Bird Studies Canada, Canada’s leading national charitable organization dedicated to bird science and conservation.
In Canada, you can order The Messenger Blend coffee here from Birds & Beans or call 1-866-332-4737. Take advantage of our one-time introductory offer by using the coupon code: birdsmatter and save $1.50 off the shipping (and shipping taxes too!).
In the USA, you can order certified BIRD FRIENDLY® coffee from roasters like Birds & Beans.com. A portion of US sales sales go to Bird Conservation too. To find other locations and companies that roast and sell bird-friendly coffee visit the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center’s Bird Friendly Coffee Finder.
In the UK, Bird & Wild will be providing goodie bags at select screenings of THE MESSENGER in fall 2017. Bird & Wild coffee is on a mission to help protect migrating birds, support the RSPB, and give you a great tasting Bird Friendly Fairtrade Organic coffee one cup at a time. For every bag of Bird & Wild sold, you are helping the RSPB, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Fairtrade Foundation. Bird & Wild only roasts seasonal coffee certified as Bird Friendly and Shade-Grown by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and contributes to support their research and conservation programs. Visit the Bird & Wild website for further information and the online shop.
TAKE ACTION – ADD YOUR VOICE
DOWNLOAD The Messenger TAKE ACTION POST CARD and help Bring Bird Friendly ® Coffee to your neighborhood. Join hundreds of people who enjoy great tasting coffee. Share this card with your local coffee shop or supermarket. Ask others in your community to download the TAKE ACTION postcard.
Our goal is to increase the demand for organic, shade grown, certified Bird Friendly coffee. This in turn will provide more wintering habitat for songbirds, improved income and provide healthier working conditions for farmers in Central and South America, and great coffee for you!
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Visit the Coffee & Conservation website http://www.coffeehabitat.com/
Read about Coffee Labels. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/making-sense-of-coffee-labels-shade-grown-organic-fair-trade-bird-friendl/
If you would like to make a donation to support the Outreach and Impact campaign for the film, you can find out how here.