Count Up to Earth Day: Tip 10 Look for the Green Frog Sticker

April 17th, 2012

This post is part of a series counting up to Earth Day on April 22. Check back for the rest of the 22 tips!

Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world! I can see why too. They’re great in smoothies or just as a snack. And have you had a good banana pudding lately? Yum.

When you buy your bananas, look for the green sticker with the frog that reads “Rainforest Alliance Certified.” The certification, given to around 15 percent of all bananas in international trade, means that the fruit you’re eating was grown and harvested responsibly. Also look for Rainforest Alliance certification on other tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapples.

The Rainforest Alliance works with growers to combat problems that have been associated with the banana industry – deforestation, pollution of coral reefs and watersheds, and use of toxic agrochemicals.

Working with the Rainforest Alliance, certified growers practice methods that are more healthy for the rainforest and its inhabitants, and for workers and people who live around banana plantations.

Does your grocery store sell Rainforest Alliance Certified bananas?

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