Cotton farmer
August 25, 2016 / Forbes by Esha Chhabra

This Swedish company is showing that ethical supply chains and commercial viability can go hand in hand even in the fast paced fashion world.

With a wooden cross necklace clasped around his neck, a rural farmer look down at his hand full of coffee beans praying that conditions will get better. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
August 20, 2016 / Untold Stories by Camila DeChalus

Camila DeChalus examines how small coffee farmers in Colombia are fighting against the impact of climate change. With the assistance of the Catholic Church, they are now experimenting with techniques...

August 8, 2016 / NPR by Vince Beiser

Beaches, fracking, concrete: how our hunger for sand is threatening people and the planet.

Fishers face sand dredges in Hamashu village, Lake Poyang.  Photo by Vince Beiser
August 4, 2016 / New Security Beat by Vince Beiser

Ever stop to wonder where all the concrete for China's building boom comes from? Here's where.

With long sleeves and colorful scarfs these women begin picking coffee until the sun goes down. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
August 2, 2016 / Untold Stories by Camila DeChalus

Camila DeChalus exposes some of the obstacles and tribulations of a coffee farmer in Colombia who grapples with climate change amidst a 50-year internal war.

A boy rides a bike towards a brick kiln outside of Varanasi, India. Many kilns in the country rely on bonded labor. Image by Ann Hermes. India, 2016.
July 31, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor by Michael Holtz, Ann Hermes

India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves. Can mobilizing freed ones help change that?

July 29, 2016 by Vince Beiser

Concrete. Glass. Silicon. Our civilization is built on the most important yet most overlooked commodity in the world: sand. And we are starting to run out.

Sand mine in Bali, Indonesia
July 28, 2016 / WYPR Midday by Vince Beiser

How can we possibly be running low on sand? Are people really getting murdered over the stuff? What does it all mean for the future of civilization?

Indonesia sand mine.
July 28, 2016 / The New York Times by Vince Beiser

We use more sand than almost any other natural resource. Now, it's running low.

"Meet the future generation of coffee " In CRS coffee labs, university students are being trained in the production of coffee. When I asked this young man if this was something they wanted to do all their life. He responded “of course.” For him coffee is more than a job, it is a way to help their communities grow and have a better life. Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
July 28, 2016 / Untold Stories by Camila DeChalus

While climate change is making the lives of many small coffee producers more difficult, they are also facing another problem—the lack of youth engagement.

Image by Camila DeChalus. Colombia, 2016.
July 28, 2016 by Camila DeChalus

In Colombia, one of the world’s regions most vulnerable regions to climate change, rural coffee farmers are fighting against the impact of climate change with the assistance of the Catholic Church.

Pure Waste 1
July 28, 2016 / Forbes by Esha Chhabra

Forty-five minutes outside of Coimbatore, India, a Finnish company is producing a new kind of factory which will turn trash into a fashion business.

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