In Mexico, deforestation in the monarch butterfly’s home...
...ruins the insulating effects of the forest in winter. Monarch butterflies depend on the oyamel fir forests of Michoacán, México as their overwintering sites in order to survive another year. Communities in the region living off the forest unknowingly contribute to the deforestation, needing firewood for their homes. Worse, the smoke from these firewood stoves contribute to lung disease that disproportionately affect indigenous communities.
Fortunately, Ecolife Conservation has a solution – providing local communities with well-insulated stoves that use at least 50% less firewood. These are called Patsari Stoves, meaning "caretaker" in Purépecha. The Patsari "eliminates 90% of smoke from homes, the flat surfaces are ideal for cooking tortillas and traditional meals, and the brick exteriors make them permanent and safe for children" (ecolifeconservation.org).
PARTNERSHIP WITH LA MONARCA BAKERY
To support Ecolife Conservation's mission, and our own, La Monarca Bakery has been a proud partner with Ecolife since the beginning. 1% of all proceeds, from a cup of coffee to as much pan dulce as you can carry, is donated directly to Ecolife Conservation. La Monarca Bakery is a proud supporter of ecological conservation and supporting our communities, both locally in Los Angeles and in Mexico.
Business Insider, LA Weekly, Eater LA, and We Like LA have already taken notice, citing our partnership with Ecolife Conservation as a core element of the company. Every single one of our guests participates in the fight to Save the Monarchs.