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It's Our 10 Year Anniversary with Carbonfund.org!

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In 2015, we offset 295.5 metric tons of carbon emissions!

We couldn’t do it without our friends at Carbonfund.org. This year we’re celebrating our 10 year partnership with Carbonfund.org and they will plant 100 trees in our honor!

"Many thanks for Mountain Rose Herbs’ long-term commitment to environmental sustainability, and to your dedication to supporting Carbonfund.org’s mission and projects." – Linda Kelly, Carbonfund.org Foundation, Business Partnership Manager

Over the past ten years, Mountain Rose has offset 2208.15 metric tons of greenhouse gases – that’s almost 5 million pounds or the equivalent of carbon sequestered by 1,810 acres of forests in one year.

Energy conservation is paramount at Mountain Rose Herbs. Our facility was consulted to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, we use Energy Star appliances, we invest in a local Greenpower program, and we have gone solar! Working with Carbonfund.org allows you to reduce what you can and offset what you can’t!

Learn more about their projects at Carbonfund.org and our many sustainability initiatives!

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Topics: Sustainability

Alyssa

Written by Alyssa on March 30, 2016

Alyssa Bascue, Director of Sustainability, is a trusted professional in her field with a passion for employee engagement and reducing environmental impacts of business operations, including emissions, energy, waste, and water. Growing up in an income-sharing, egalitarian community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, she’s a farm girl at heart. She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Sociology, which helps to support Mountain Rose Herbs' mission of supporting organic agriculture and embodying socially conscious business practices. Alyssa completed a nine-week Master Recycler training and is well-known in town as an Employee Transportation Coordinator. She currently volunteers with Friends of Trees, Provender Alliance, Sustainable Food Trade Association, and the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance. And she is an active member of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, hiking and camping with her husband and brindle pup.


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