Follow us through the year as we share what's happening at Gaia Farm.
Green Business PartnershipsContinue
How Our Shipping Boxes Fund Green Initiatives As manufacturers, we receive materials in cardboard boxes just like you. We…
In the Spirit of GivingContinue
Gaia Herbs is a company with a cause. Actually, make that causes. A deep respect for people, plants and…
How Gaia Herbs’ fiber products help to fund vocational training for people with disabilities Gaia Herbs’ work with Transylvania…
GaiaKids® on the FarmContinue
Echinacea, bees & bamboo! Tractor rides, organic snacks & herb games too! A group of our Gaia Kids had…
Biodiesel at Gaia HerbsContinue
Recycled cooking oil helps to power our business It takes power to grow herbs and then manufacture and transport…
Supporting Community HealthContinue
The Gaia Farm Produce Program The Gaia Farm Produce Program delivers fresh organic produce to Bread of Life Center,…
Sustainability Starts at HomeContinue
Visitors to Gaia Farm are often surprised to see that among the fields of herbs, which go in our…
Everything is planted! Gaia’s greenhouses and hoop houses are emptied and all the herbs are thriving in the 250-acres…
Farm Season in Full SwingContinue
The growing season is ramping up here at the Gaia Farm. Of course there’s the usual herb seedling graduation…
A Welcoming of SpringContinue
It’s very exciting; we’re breaking ground for spring here at the Gaia Farm. There’s much to be done in…
A Change of SeasonsContinue
We’re winding down from the height of the growing season here at Gaia Farm. Fall is a good time…
Herbal Leaders Visit Gaia FarmContinue
Ric gave a personal tour to herbal leaders that are teaching at this weekend’s Medicines from the Earth Symposium…
Check out these photos of today’s planting of Valerian! These precious plants have moved from greenhouse to hoop frames…
Cilantro in the FieldContinue
Today is a gorgeous day to be out on the farm. It’s all “farm-hands” on deck as they hand-plant…
Seeding Holy BasilContinue
It’s seeding time in the Gaia Greenhouses. First steps are underway to make our seeds ready for germination. A…
Green Business Partnerships
February 21st, 2013
How Our Shipping Boxes Fund Green Initiatives
As manufacturers, we receive materials in cardboard boxes just like you. We collect this waste and send it to Pratt Industries, a corrugated manufacturer who then converts it into our own shipping boxes! Since we are supplying the raw material to make our own boxes, Pratt Industries gives us a rebate which goes to the Gaia Herbs Green Team general fund, set aside to pay for more green initiatives!
By using 100% recycled shipping boxes, Gaia Herbs saved the following natural resources in 2011:
Gallons of water
Kilowatt hours of power
38 Tons of CO2 Emissions
Rebate dollars earned in 2011 from Pratt Industries by supplying them with our waste cardboard. This money is used by Gaia Herbs to pay for more green initiatives.
Closed-loop systems such as these prevent cardboard from winding up in landfills, reduce energy consumption, and saves trees.
When companies with an environmental emphasis work to strengthen one another, more jobs are generated for those who want to work for green businesses.
This partnership helps fund Green Team programs at Gaia Herbs. This team manages grant-writing for farm programs, maintains our solar panels, helps with energy efficiency ideas, reducing waste, and much more.