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The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
The Stain of Sustainability
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The Stain of Sustainability

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Presentation by The M.e.t. Executive Director, Michael Patton

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  • 1. THE STAIN OF SUSTAINABILITY Michael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental Trust October 1 8 201 2 Environmental Federation of Oklahoma
  • 2. THE 3 “E”SENVIRONMENTALEQUITYECONOMICS
  • 3. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS OF SUSTAINABILIT YManagement of ResourcesConsumption of ResourcesRelated Effects Transport Air Quality
  • 4. HOW TO CLEAN THE SHIRTI 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. SUSTAINABILIT Y ISSUES Organic Shade Grown Fair Trade Transport Packaging
  • 7. Non-organic coffee is one ofthe most chemically treatedcrops in the world.Over the past 40 years, over2/3 of rainforests in CentralAmerica were cleared forcoffee 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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. TRADE STATISTICS
  • 11. PACKAGINGCoffeeCoffee MakersRecyclability, Composting, Durability,& Responsibility TRANSPORTATIONFarms to Groceries may include adozen steps.
  • 12. ALL ABOUT SHIRTS Lifestyles Consumerism Fair Trade Trade Balance
  • 13. CLOTHING STATISTICSFASHION QUOTES“The fashion wears out more apperal than the man.”  William Shakespeare“Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.”  George Bernard Shaw CLOTHING STATISTICS FA S H I O N Q U OT E S
  • 14. CONSUMERISM STATISTICS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. CONSUMERISM STATISTICS
  • 15. CLEANING CHEMICALSStain removers – OxiClean, Shout & vinegarSolvents, surfactants & enzymesHigh phosphates
  • 16. ENERGY USE$150/year to heat water for laundry. WASH 22 cents per load (cold) (cold) 89 cents per load (hot) (warm) DRY 30 - 40 cents per load (electric) 15 – 20 cents per load (gas)
  • 17. Michael Patton The Metropolitan Environmental Trust MetRecycle.com 918-584-0584RecycleMichael@yahoo.com MetRecycle.com

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