How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…
Planting ‘Healing Power’ Trees in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Have you ever noticed the difference in tree distribution in so-called ‘good neighborhoods’ versus so-called ‘bad neighborhoods?’ City neighborhoods or districts with more wealth tend to have more trees, but that may not always be the case in the future, as non-profit and corporate partners are creating a sort of Civilian Conservation Corps for urban tree planting. American Forests, the non-profit, and TAZO Tea, the corporation, have teamed up to create TAZO Tree Corps—a paid, locally hired workforce that will increase and maintain the tree canopy in lower-income urban areas. Trees play all kinds of roles in cities. Along with helping to filter the air and prevent flooding, a few trees together on and around a street can cool down asphalt and the air. This also helps reduce energy demands for air conditioning and heating—saving people $7.8 billion nationwide annually to be exact—thereby saving energy and reducing emissions, too. Then there are all the health benefits for mind and spirit and good health.
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