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How We Reduce Our Footprint: Carbon Emissions


Climate change is an undeniable fact. We feel it as we’re hit with extreme storm systems, a warming planet, melting icebergs, and rising tides. The fact is, humans have caused this global change and now we must all do our part to shift gears and find a solution. One way that Mountain Rose Herbs takes responsibility for the carbon dioxide emissions released in production of our organic herbs, spices and tea blends, and botanical products is through our partnership with Carbonfund.org, who’s motto is “reduce what you can, offset what you can’t.”


In 2012, our estimated carbon emissions amounted to 254 metric tons.


What we did to REDUCE:

- All light fixtures upgraded to low-impact fluorescents

- Cargo and delivery vehicles run on used vegetable oil based bio-diesel

- E-Star rated appliances, electronics and heating and cooling units

- Enrolled in EWEB Greenpower Program to support wind and solar energy sources


How we OFFSET with Carbonfund.org:

- Renewable Energy and Methane Projects

- Energy Efficiency Research and Carbon Credits

- Reforestation and Forest Preservation Projects


To find out more about Mountain Rose Herbs' commitment to reducing carbon emissions or to learn how you can reduce your impact, visit: Carbonfund.org




Topics: Sustainability


Written by Alyssa on May 21, 2013

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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