coffee with conservationists
invest - collaborate - educate
Coffee with Conservationists was born out of The Belize Collection’s desire to make meaningful impact in areas of environmental sustainability. We wanted to go beyond our environmentally friendly practices already taking place at our resorts. It began as a simply by brainstorming resort based Earth Day ideas and panned out into a year-long project involving eight conservation organizations. Our team felt strongly about using the platform we’ve steadily built with our brand to give an audience to crucial blue and green conservation work taking place in Belize. We wanted to have important conversations about the daily work that takes place behind the scenes to keep Belize a beloved little country and top tourist destination. We saw a gap we could fill.
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that believes in putting people first. Unlike many conservation organizations that focus strongly on marine life, Blue Ventures practices conservation by empowering fisherfolk. Coastal communities and the people who live in them are at the frontline of marine conservation. By equipping fishers with tools and knowledge, they can protect the sea and their livelihoods. In episode six of Coffee with Conservationists, we sit down with Sharon Young, Country Director of Blue Ventures in Belize, to learn how putting fishers first is helping save our oceans.
Episode 7 coming this October.