Alyssa

Alyssa Bascue, Marketing Strategist, is passionate about sustainable business and the outdoors. 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 her tell Mountain Rose Herbs' story of supporting organic agriculture and socially conscious business practices. Alyssa is a certified Master Recycler, former Employee Transportation Coordinator and has a long history of community volunteerism. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, and hiking with her husband, kiddos, and brindle pup, Kiwi.

Recent Posts

Organic vs. Non-GMO: What's the Difference?

One of the most powerful ways to promote a healthful life is taking ownership of what we put in (and on) our bodies. That's why we work so hard to offer our customers organic and non-GMO botanicals they can trust!  

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How We Do Zero Waste

Living a zero waste lifestyle is no easy task. Consuming less, getting rid of clutter, and eliminating packaging waste at home is one thing. Reducing waste for a company the size of Mountain Rose Herbs, a company with 200 employees operating in eight facilities, is a different story. We’d love to share how we strive for zero waste. It started with dedicated employees and a fierce commitment to environmental stewardship.

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2017 Sustainability Report Sneak Peek

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we work hard to do business in a way that leaves the lightest possible footprint on this earth. Each year we publish a detailed report to measure and monitor our sustainability efforts and provide our customers the transparency they deserve. We're still working on our 2017 report but couldn't help ourselves from sharing some initial results with you!

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Vegan Carrot Cashew Dip

I discovered this recipe from an herbalist friend in North Carolina. It’s the perfect healthy (and tasty) addition to a snack table. This recipe makes about 2 cups of delicious garlicy goodness. Serve with crackers, veggies, pita, or use as a spread on sandwiches and wraps!

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Benefits of Organic Farming

Since our beginnings in 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been committed to supporting farmers who cultivate herbs without the use of synthetic chemicals. We seek out and foster relationships with farmers who operate in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner. In particular, our farmers support organic and sustainable agriculture, just like us! All of our crops are cultivated organically, without chemicals, and/or are consciously wildharvested. One of the most critically important components is ... soil!

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Shipping with Sustainable Packaging Materials

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we put a lot of thought into sourcing, crafting, and delivering our customers the finest organic, non-GMO, and fair trade botanicals from across the globe. What good are consciously sourced products if they're not packaged in equally sustainable materials? We make sure we are using the best available sustainable packaging materials in order to reduce our environmental impact and leave a smaller carbon footprint.

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Mountain Rose River Project: Native Plant Nursery



Berries are ripe, flowers are blooming, and my vegetable garden is in full swing. I feel so blessed to live in Eugene, Oregon, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and everything is bursting with life! Everywhere I look something is growing or ready to harvest. The Native Plant Nursery, managed by the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, is no exception.

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Company Green Teams and Why You Should Have One!

In late 2013, I came across an inspiring article from EarthShare about Green Teams. The idea is that a group of employees come together to have candid conservations and brainstorm creative ways to improve their sustainable business practices. I immediately saw the benefit for Mountain Rose Herbs to create our own Green Team, and in March 2014 we held our first meeting!

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What Are Sustainable Business Practices?



Buzzwords are everywhere these days and “sustainability” is right there at the top of the list. But what does it mean to use sustainable business practices? It’s often defined by the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit – a term coined by author and entrepreneur, John Elkington, in 1994. Elkington believes in corporate responsibility, sustainable development, and looking at the full cost of doing business.

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How to Be a Master Recycler

Interested in becoming an environmental champion and moving towards a zero waste lifestyle? The first step is to adopt the practices of a Master Recycler!

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How We Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

Earth Day is almost upon us, and I’ve already heard about all kinds of activities like tree plantings, the March for Science in D.C., river clean-ups, and community garden workdays. April 22 has become a globally-recognized holiday to celebrate the natural environment, raise eco-awareness, and create positive change for the environmental movement. Have you decided what you’re going to do for Earth Day?

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Alyssa

Alyssa Bascue, Marketing Strategist, is passionate about sustainable business and the outdoors. 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 her tell Mountain Rose Herbs' story of supporting organic agriculture and socially conscious business practices. Alyssa is a certified Master Recycler, former Employee Transportation Coordinator and has a long history of community volunteerism. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking spicy foods, and hiking with her husband, kiddos, and brindle pup, Kiwi.

Recent Posts

Organic vs. Non-GMO: What's the Difference?

Get informed about the differences between Organic Certification and Non-GMO Project verification, and learn how we use both of these standards to help deliver trustworthy botanicals to our customers!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

April 24, 2018

How We Do Zero Waste

Find out how Mountain Rose Herbs tackles waste challenges and maintains a Platinum Zero Waste Facility certification.
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

March 18, 2018

2017 Sustainability Report Sneak Peek

Curious about our sustainable business practices? Here's a sneak peak of what we accomplished in 2017!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

February 9, 2018

Vegan Carrot Cashew Dip

Looking for a yummy herbal dip that doesn't have beans or dairy? Try this sweet vegan carrot cashew dip. It's both healthful and deliciously garlicy!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

November 15, 2017

Benefits of Organic Farming

Wondering why you should buy organics? Our Director of Sustainability gave us a run down of the benefits of organic farming and its amazing, positive influence.
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

September 7, 2017

Shipping with Sustainable Packaging Materials

When we ship your herbal goodies, we try hard to reduce waste and use green shipping methods! Here are the sustainable packaging materials we use.
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

August 31, 2017

Mountain Rose River Project: Native Plant Nursery

Interested in a earth-friendly company culture? Learn about our Mountain Rose Herbs River Projects and our work with the Native Plant Nursery in Eugene, Oregon.
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

August 4, 2017

Company Green Teams and Why You Should Have One!

Looking for ways to collaborate with colleagues and create a more sustainable workplace? Learn why we have a Green Team and how you can start one too!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

July 19, 2017

What Are Sustainable Business Practices?

Curious about sustainable business practices? Here are the activities we do on a regular basis to ensure that we keep putting people and planet before profit!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

June 22, 2017

How to Be a Master Recycler

Want to step up your recycling game? Here are three tips to help you become a master recycler and information on how our staff help us to go zero waste!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

June 15, 2017

How We Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day and become more sustainable in your lifestyle? Here are 10 things we do throughout the year to support the environment!
WRITTEN BY Alyssa

April 17, 2017