Mountain Rose Herbs
Campaign For Carbon Reduction
Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to have converted to 100% renewable energy by transferring its conventional electrical power usage to renewable energy sources, credits, and development. Recent expansions in green renewable power and carbon offset credits enabled us to convert and transfer our previous dependency on non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear to a more sustainable and less harmful energy source. The sources for much of the energy we will use at our facilities include wind, biomass and solar with many more projects being planned.
This ambitious commitment to a sound and sustainable environment will help us rid ourselves of “dirty energy” traditionally generated by burning fossil fuels with a cleaner alternative that benefits all life on earth.
Mountain Rose Herbs is currently receiving its energy offsets through CarbonFund a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the development and distribution of renewable energy throughout the United States.
Reduce What You Can, and Purchase Renewable What You Can't
We encourage everyone to work towards reducing their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets with the purpose of eliminating our total carbon footprint. Avoid excessive and unnecessary driving, inefficient vehicles, energy intensive goods with excessive packaging, household appliances which are not rated high according to E-Star standards, and other electrical components which are exhaustive to energy sources. Once you have done everything you can to lessen your energy impact, we recommend that you offset everything else through CarbonFund. Please visit them at http://www.carbonfund.org/site/
The average American is responsible for 10 tons of CO2 emissions annually through their direct energy use at home, driving and flying. However, the average American is responsible for about 23 tons of CO2 when you also include their purchases, activities and the other services we all share throughout the economy.
While most people can reduce their energy use by improving the efficiency of their homes, buying cars that get better gas mileage and making other changes, which we strongly support, reducing it to zero through individual actions is nearly impossible. Carbon offsets are a cost effective way to reduce the remainder of one’s climate footprint.