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Ideas and inspiration for smarter choices that are better both for planet and people (including you).

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

Before my second trip to Indonesia in 2014, a stranger prayed for me and said, "I see you working with women." He was right. 

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How can the Whole Cacao Pod be Upcycled? Cacao Pod Husks

How can the Whole Cacao Pod be Upcycled? Cacao Pod Husks

Cacao pod husks account for two-thirds or more of a cacao pod's weight. Upcycling them transforms waste into food, soap, bioenergy, and valuable farm inputs. 

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How can the Whole Cacao Pod be Upcycled? Cacao Fruit

How can the Whole Cacao Pod be Upcycled? Cacao Fruit

70% of a fresh cacao pod is often discarded in chocolate making. Cacao fruit is ripe for upcycling in these deliciously innovative new products.

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"Local" Chocolate for the Global North

"Local" Chocolate for the Global North

How can we best achieve the goals of eating local - lowering our environmental impact and boosting the local economy - in our imported chocolate choices?

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Who gets paid for your Chocolate?

Who gets paid for your Chocolate?

Cocoa farmers earn about 1/3 of a living wage. Is fair trade enough?

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