Note: I wrote this post and then realized that the Green Business of the Year award was announced back in November. I'm a little late with this news, but none the less my appreciation still stands.
I first heard about Mountain Rose Herbs from herbalist/alchemist Daniel Vitalis. Daniel does most of his bulk herb purchasing from MRH because the company has such a commitment to quality products, affordable pricing, fare trade and the organic movement.
Upon hearing Daniel's recommendation I tried a few of their products and was immediately sold. I've now been using MRH products in my daily Elixirs for about 5 months.
This morning I got a Facebook message from Green America (formally Co-Op America) that gave me another reason to love MRH even more:
Our 2008 People’s Choice Award
What better way to celebrate the new year, but through celebrating the best of 2008. The votes are in and the people have spoken! Congratulations to the winner of our fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year- Mountain Rose Herbs.
Mountain Rose Herbs is an amazing business. A member of our Green Business Network for 17 years, Mountain Rose has grown from a one-woman living-room operation in the late 1980s to a remarkably sustainable mail-order company employing 60 full-time employees in Eugene, OR. Mountain Rose’s products are truly green, with a commitment to sourcing only 100-percent organic herbs since 2001, in addition to pioneering the sale of Fair Trade Certified™ herbs in the US.
But beyond their product, everything about Mountain Rose is deeply, deeply GREEN.
The entire company produces less than 80 gallons of waste per month (the equivalent of a four-person household), and staff are committed to the ultimate goal of zero waste. Mountain Rose makes deliveries in a fleet of trucks running on 100-percent locally produced recycled biodiesel, and even at their desks in the office, Mountain Rose employees are using recycled office supplies and energy-efficient computers.
They are the real deal, and a true asset to Green America.
I love hearing stories of small business success. I love hearing stories of small green business success even more.
Congratulations to the team at Mountain Rose Herbs. We wish you continued success in 2009.