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People and Planet before Profit!

People and Planet before Profit!


After our site visit in November, we’re overjoyed to be RE:think certified once again. Businesses achieve RE:think certification by practicing conservation and efficiency actions across five categories: materials and waste management, energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, water quality, and purchasing. To learn more about how we reduce waste, offset our carbon emissions, develop employee wellness programs, and support our community, view our annual Sustainability Report


We are humbled by this glowing praise...

"Mountain Rose Herbs is the yardstick for how success should be measured, ‘People and planet before profit.’ Your practices are an inspiration to all businesses." - Angie R. Marzano, Director of Business Development & RE:think, BRING Recycling

"Zero Waste companies like Mountain Rose Herbs that lead by example are creating a sustainable business network and culture in our community. Mountain Rose displays upstream thinking by ensuring that its waste materials are reused, recycled, composted, reclaimed, or returned to the production cycle." - Carolyn Stein, Executive Director, BRING Recycling


People and Planet before Profit!


Founded in 1971, BRING is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit conservation organizations. From selling used building materials, to teaching kids the 4-Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink), to helping businesses save money, BRING helps Lane County residents live well without waste.

For Oregon folks, visit BRING’s Planet Improvement Center which integrates a huge retail store with a conservation learning center, located at 4446 Franklin Blvd. in Glenwood, OR. To learn more about BRING, call 541-746-3023 or visit www.bringrecycling.org.

"The RE:think Business program is a great way for businesses to engage in sustainable practices and to be recognized for their efforts. Each business we work with gets customized recommendations and reports to help them get certified through our program. Currently, there are over 100 RE:Think-certified businesses in Lane County and the list is growing!" - Carolyn Stein, Executive Director, BRING Recycling 

People and Planet before Profit!

We encourage all Lane County businesses to reach out to BRING and become RE:think certified!


Topics: Sustainability


Written by Alyssa on April 22, 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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