For people who prefer to eat sustainably-produced foods, it can sometimes be difficult to find reliable sources. EARTH graduates Susana Chaves (’04, Costa Rica), Boris Pérez (’01, Guatemala) and Regina Cosenza (’09, Guatemala) decided to address this problem and created the “I Eat Green” campaign.
“I Eat Green” is a digital communication campaign created by Costa Rican company IBS Green Solutions, with the support of the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS) of the Netherlands, whose objective is to facilitate access to sustainably produced foods in Costa Rica and Guatemala.
According to Susana, “The idea is to inform buyers in a way that is free, practical and current about places where they can buy sustainable, delicious and healthy food in their respective countries. So far, there are many projects that make an effort to offer these products, but consumers don’t know where to find them. IEG seeks to be the link between the conscious consumer and sustainable supplier in order to generate market chains and green business.”
The campaign is completely digital and is made up of a Facebook page, YouTube channel, and most importantly, their website, where you can find “The path to healthy food” space dedicated to mapping different sites that offer sustainable foods.
What are sustainable foods?
According to HIVOS, they are defined as “all foods that are produced using low or zero environmental impact methods with established quality standards and are respectful of the biodiversity and ecosystems. They are produced by local farmers who respect nature and show a commitment to society.” In Costa Rica and Guatemala, there are over 500 projects that make efforts to offer these products and I Eat Green helps locate them.
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