We want to wish a very happy Earth Day to our customers!!!!
In an effort to thank you all for helping us support sustainable agriculture, we have planted a tree for each of our customers! We partnered with Trees for the Future, an organization that has worked to develop sustainable agroforestry programs in developing countries around the world since 1989. They work with people to improve livelihoods and restore degraded lands to sustainable productivity through planting trees. Click here to view a map of their nurseries and projects!
Here at our office and warehouse, we're constantly evaluating the environmental impact of our operations to make sure we get healthy organic food to you in the most sustainable way possible. We'd like to share some of the things we've been doing!
Bottleless Water Dispenser
By switching to a bottleless water dispenser, we’re eliminating the use of plastic bottles for our water storage. This particular system’s environmental impact is equivalent to planting 30 trees per year.
Recycling and Composting stations in our break room
We recently put a 3-bin recycling and composting station in our break room so less goes in the trash and more items go where they should! Our employees also made additional labels to help us all identify what goes where.
Motion Sensor Lighting
We installed a motion detector lighting system in 2 of the most high-traffic rooms in our office – the conference room and the break room. After 5 minutes of detected inactivity, the lights will turn themselves off. This has also made for some funny moments during meetings if we’re not moving very much!
In addition to these recent endeavors, composting and recycling remain essential to our daily operations. Here are a few facts for you!
- In 2011, we composted 32,270 lbs of produce with Save That Stuff
- In 2011, we recycled 20,000 lbs of cardboard with Save That Stuff
- We also donated we donated 26,235 pounds of produce to Food For Free in 2011!
It's your support and belief in a healthy food system that allows us to do what we do! From all of us here at Boston Organics, thank you for your continued support, and Happy Earth Day!