Well, at least we are taking our first steps toward doing so! 2007 is the year Island Tea concentrates on going green, organic, and fair trade wherever we can. In the shop we will be shifting from our white gift bags back to unbleached kraft and we hope you will reuse your bags. With pretty tissue and a sweet ribbon even a simple bag becomes festive.
We would also like to encourage our customers to bring your own containers in for filling with your favorite teas. We can easily scoop right into your own tins or jars. You will receive a 5 cents discount per container up to 25 cents total with each visit. (Minimum of 1 oz. per container, please.) These discount pennies will be pooled and later this year we will make a contribution to The Nature Conservancy. Island Tea will save a little on packaging, you will save a bit on your tea, and our environment will benefit, as well. We will keep you posted on how we all do with this.
Please visit The Nature Conservancy‘s website. It is very educational. Check out their Carbon Calculator to estimate your impact on Earth’s climate.