Find the Best Cajon AND Mitigate Climate Change

Many of us see the effects of climate change directly - increased fires, rising sea levels, prolonged droughts, heat waves and melting glaciers. It's easy to feel powerless by the scale of these changes. 12 Things You Can Do Right Now on Climate Change includes "Making informed decisions as a consumer". If you are in the market for a cajon drum, there's one simple thing you can do to reduce the ecological footprint of your purchase and help mitigate climate change: Buy a locally made cajon.

Most cajon brands dominating Internet search results are made in factories in countries far, far away. Their journey around the globe involves long distance shipping via enormous cargo vessels, multiple trucking trips, storage, transfer facilities and transfer events.

Purchasing a locally made cajon is a simple personal action that can reduce your carbon footprint. You'll have to do a bit of research and chat with your local cajon makers to find the best cajon for you. So it may not be as simple as clicking a few buttons on a website, but there are other advantages: a local cajon builder will have unique insight to the local music scene and will have suggestions for learning to play cajon.

Start your search here: "Cajons by Country". Find your country or perhaps a neighboring country and check out the links to cajon makers near you.

Cajons made in Japan

Photo: Cajon made in Japan

Cajon Borówka Handmade cajon made in Poland

Photo: Cajon Borówka Handmade

It's probably not possible to buy a TV or microwave made in your neighborhood or region, you often have no choice but to buy imported goods. But you do have a choice with cajons, there are over 350 cajon builders on the planet. The best cajon to mitigate climate change will not involve transportation via cargo ships or airplanes. Just ask, "Where is this cajon made?" Discuss your local cajon purchase with your friends. 12 Things You Can Do also emphasizes making your voice heard. Increasing awareness of simple ideas, actions and effective follow-through will help to build momentum and achieve climate justice.