24 Aug (Wed)
Climate and Coffee Workshop
Venue: Rev Time
We know you love your morning cup of coffee, but do you know how climate change is going to affect your cup?
Coffee is among the most traded commodities and has major economic relevance for many coffee exporting countries. Over 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee production for their livelihood. But changing climate conditions are already causing immense hardship for many of these producers. Coffee eco-systems are highly vulnerable to changing climate conditions, such as rising temperatures and unstable and extreme weather conditions.
Join us as we explore the impacts of climate change on coffee, and what individuals can do to have a more sustainable coffee habit.
Understand the sustainability issues around coffee
Learn how climate change is affecting the coffee production
Explore sustainable coffee habit
Having worked for a wide range of education, NGO and think-tank institutions, Benita has abundant experience in working with people of diverse background and culture and has a wealth of expertise in community outreach. She graduated B.A. in Biology in Cornell University and Masters in Marine Biology in Boston University, and subsequently pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at The University of Hong Kong. She has since worked in youth development and environmental education in the Outward Bound Hong Kong HKUST, Youth Arch Foundation, EarthWatch Institute, MWYO and developed citizen-science and experiential-learning programs. In 2018, she founded Encompass HK, a social enterprise to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different organizations. Benita is also a passionate diving coach with over 20 years of experience. In 2020, she hosted a TEDxEncompassHK Countdown event on climate action which was very well received.