Talking to CBC about reducing our carbon footprint

posted February 01 2012

From www.cbc.ca/airplay

Yukon coffee roaster reduces carbon footprint

Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd. knew reducing their environmental stamp wouldn't be easy. The company imports its beans from Central America and roasts them in the Yukon before shipping the finished product to customers around North America.

But Michael King did a lot of work, made a few changes and managed to dramatically reduce the company's carbon footprint, and earn national recognition in the process.

Click here to hear Michael speak with Dave.

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