Costa Rica’s green plans: Sustainable coffee, bikes, and clean energy


#AceFoodNews – Aug.20: Costa Rica has set an ambitious goal for itself: To be entirely carbon neutral by 2021. But it’s really not that crazy — just this summer, the entire country was powered entirely on renewable energy sources for 94 straight days. For perspective, your summer goals included finishing two whole books and losing that “hibernation Chipotle” weight — and how are you doing with those?

Watch Fusion’s video above to learn how Costa Rica is actively rejecting the idea that a developing country has to massacre all of its natural resources to compete in the global economy. If you’re into bikes, wind power, and sustainably grown coffee, you’re definitely going to like the looks of a carbon-neutral economy.

Original Article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/costa-ricas-green-plans-sustainable-coffee-bikes-and-clean

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