Ashley

Ashley Bonn is the Sustainability Communications Specialist for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is deeply passionate about social and ecological justice and has several years of experience in community building. Her sustainability journey began after completing an International Business program and studying abroad in South America, where she became inspired to learn more about equitable practices for regenerative living. In 2016, Ashley moved to Portland, Oregon where she completed a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership and worked for several nonprofit organizations. After living in Portland for seven years, she left the busy city and moved to Eugene to deepen her connection with the land. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exploring new places, and seeing live music in her free time.

Recent Posts

Partnering to Protect Pollinators

At Mountain Rose Herbs, we believe that nurturing our community and environment go hand in hand. This philosophy is at the heart of our partnerships with local nonprofit organizations who align with our values in land stewardship and environmental justice. One of those partners is Beyond Toxics, an Oregon-based key player dedicated to building a community-driven environmental justice movement in Oregon. Beyond Toxics empowers communities affected by pollution and climate change by working to protect our precious pollinators, restore native plants, and foster a healthier, more sustainable world.

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Demonstrating Our Vision: The Mountain Rose Volunteer Program

At Mountain Rose Herbs, our commitment to sustainability goes beyond the products we provide. It extends to fostering a deep connection with our community and the environment through our employee volunteer program. This unique initiative offers each of our team members 24 paid hours annually to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations, enabling us to make a meaningful impact while fostering a culture of giving and teamwork.

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Pedaling Towards a Greener Future

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better time to tune up your bike, tighten your laces, or get your bus pass than in May – because May is bike Month! Here in Eugene, your vibrant city comes alive with the spirit of cycling, thanks to the fantastic efforts of the City of Eugene Transportation and their regional partners. From free rides to exciting events, and engaging classes, Bike Month is a celebration of all things cycling, designed to showcase the many benefits of biking and to encourage everyone to join in the fun.

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Turning the Tide on Trash: From Zero Waste to a Circular Economy

When it comes to waste, we know the basics: reduce, reuse, recycle. But the real question is, how do we transition from these fundamentals to a truly circular system? As the Sustainability Specialist at Mountain Rose Herbs, I am deeply committed to advancing our Zero Waste Program. This means that from the office to the warehouse to the production floor, we collect and sort every piece of discarded material that would normally end up in the landfill. Along with being the first company in Oregon to be certified, achieving the highest TRUE Zero Waste certification level (Platinum) was a significant milestone in 2016, and we have maintained this standard ever since. But even as we reach this goal year after year, our dedication to waste reduction continues to grow.

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Benefit and Beyond: Company-Supported Agriculture

At Mountain Rose Herbs, our independence allows us to keep corporate social responsibility at the heart of our values. That’s why changing our corporate charter to become an Oregon Benefit Company in 2018 was a natural step for us, formalizing our commitment to making a measurable positive impact on both our employees and our community. Not only did we formalize this change in our legal documents, but under Oregon law we are required to form goals, assess our progress, and report on our activities annually. With accountability at the forefront, we decided to choose B Lab’s rigorous Impact Assessment tool as the third-party standard by which to gauge our impact.

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Mountain Rose Restoration Project with Friends of Trees

We are thrilled to launch the very first Mountain Rose Restoration Project of the year, and what better day than Earth Day? On Monday, April 22nd, we partnered with Friends of Trees, a local nonprofit organization, to coordinate the largest Mountain Rose Restoration Project, yet!

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Earth Day Oregon: Celebrating and Protecting Our Environment

This year for Earth Day, Mountain Rose Herbs is joining Earth Day Oregon, a coalition of local nonprofit organizations and businesses dedicated to celebrating Earth Day, protecting the environment, and making a positive impact in our communities. Throughout the month of April, Earth Day Oregon serves as a central hub, gathering and showcasing a diverse array of events hosted by nonprofits and businesses across the state. From tree plantings and river cleanups to educational workshops and sustainability fairs, we are thrilled to be part of the Earth Day movement, bringing together so many incredible community members!

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Indigenous Leadership for Sustainability

Last week, I attended the Bioneers Conference in Berkeley, California, an annual gathering that brings together innovators and thought leaders to explore solutions for social and environmental challenges. The conference featured a diverse range of speakers, workshops, and presentations on topics such as sustainability, social justice, climate change, regenerative agriculture, and Indigenous knowledge.

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Uniting for Climate Day: One Step Closer to Sustainability

 

As the Sustainability Specialist for Mountain Rose Herbs, I am proud to work for an independently-owned company committed to doing better, every day. Liberated from the pressure to cater to financial shareholders, we can join forces with like-minded companies and organizations and work collaboratively on sustainable solutions. An organization leading this initiative is One Step Closer (OSC), a coalition of visionary CEOs committed to advancing sustainable practices in food, agriculture, and the environment. Our own CEO, Cameron Stearns, had the honor of being accepted into the OSC ranks, joining the Packaging Collaborative as well as the J.E.D.I. Collaborative (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion).

 

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Mountain Rose Herbs Releases Its 2023 Impact Report

 

In a world where every action leaves a mark, the question isn't whether we make an impact but rather how we make an impact. Enter the realm of “impact reports”— a transparent lens where companies provide a comprehensive overview of their operations, initiatives, and contributions. It's not just about the triple bottom line — it's about revealing the full scope of their footprint. This transparency helps bridge the gap between intention and action, ensuring companies build strong relationships by following through with commitments to responsible business practices.

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Organic Rising: Demystifying the Organic Movement

Nowadays, we are all aware of the term “organic,” but what does that really mean in the world of agriculture? Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a film screening of “Organic Rising,” the first feature-length documentary to demystify organic agriculture for the consumer. This event was organized by several Oregon nonprofits, followed by a panel discussion with the film director. I am excited to share groundbreaking insights and community reflections with you.

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Ashley

Ashley Bonn is the Sustainability Communications Specialist for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is deeply passionate about social and ecological justice and has several years of experience in community building. Her sustainability journey began after completing an International Business program and studying abroad in South America, where she became inspired to learn more about equitable practices for regenerative living. In 2016, Ashley moved to Portland, Oregon where she completed a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership and worked for several nonprofit organizations. After living in Portland for seven years, she left the busy city and moved to Eugene to deepen her connection with the land. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exploring new places, and seeing live music in her free time.

Recent Posts

Partnering to Protect Pollinators

Pollinators, such as bees, play a crucial role in our ecosystems. By partnering with local organizations that support our values, we can help protect the precious pollinators we depend on.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

June 11, 2024

Demonstrating Our Vision: The Mountain Rose Volunteer Program

Through our Employee Volunteer Program, we offer 24 paid hours for employees to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations, enabling us to make a meaningful impact while demonstrating our values. Find out more about our vision for the future!
WRITTEN BY Ashley

June 4, 2024

Pedaling Towards a Greener Future

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we incentivize our employees to opt for sustainable commute options. This reduces our collective carbon footprint and fosters a culture of environmental stewardship.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

May 28, 2024

Turning the Tide on Trash: From Zero Waste to a Circular Economy

The journey towards a circular economy requires a cultural shift. We must change the way we perceive and handle waste, both individually and collectively.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

May 20, 2024

Benefit and Beyond: Company-Supported Agriculture

While many have heard of Community-Supported Agriculture, we are taking it one step closer to home with Company-Supported Agriculture.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

May 8, 2024

Mountain Rose Restoration Project with Friends of Trees

We kicked off Earth Day with our first Mountain Rose Restoration Project of the year! Find out how environmental stewardship and community collaboration support restoration.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

May 1, 2024

Earth Day Oregon: Celebrating and Protecting Our Environment

Mountain Rose Herbs is joining Earth Day Oregon, a coalition of nonprofits and businesses dedicated to protecting our local environment.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

April 22, 2024

Indigenous Leadership for Sustainability

Find out how traditional ecological knowledge in collaboration with scientific solutions can heal and regenerate both people and the planet.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

April 10, 2024

Uniting for Climate Day: One Step Closer to Sustainability

At Mountain Rose Herbs, we are committed to shifting to a more holistic perspective, considering all components in the system — from the soil, to plants, to animals, to people.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

March 27, 2024

Mountain Rose Herbs Releases Its 2023 Impact Report

The Mountain Rose Herbs Impact Report is a comprehensive overview of our operations, initiatives, contributions, and shortcomings. We aim to bridge the gap between intention and action and ensure that we are following through with our commitments to do business sustainably and ethically.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

March 13, 2024

Organic Rising: Demystifying the Organic Movement

Explore how two predominant farming methods—conventional and organic—are impacting human health and the planet.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

March 6, 2024