Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water, and Camellia sinensis -- the plant from which it is derived -- is cultivated on more than six million acres (2.4 million hectares) around the globe. But how is it grown, and what do you and your customers know about the tea you sell?
This document profiles five major tourism businesses in Latin America that are working towards sustainability. Four hotels and one tour operator that have participated in the Rainforest Alliance’s sustainable tourism program present their main challenges and achievements, including their relationships with indigenous cultures, participation in community development activities, efforts to conserve biodiversity and their inclusion of local women in tourism initiatives.
Help your students understand the unprecedented challenges facing our Earth -- and empower and inspire them to help protect it. The Rainforest Alliance makes it simple. Recognizing that teachers are continually challenged to meet intense curricular demands using limited resources, we have created comprehensive education tools to help you connect your kids to conservation.