Trekkers at Makaibari

Chris & Peter Merg are intrepid trekkers.  They've covered impressive ground in Nepal and Tibet and before heading to Sikkim/Bhutan, they had stopped at Makaibari.  I met them and we got talking and what an interesting tale they have!  They come from Germany and had heard about Makaibari through The Lonely Planet and, now retired, they were focused on enriching their lives through new adventures.  Their special interest, apart from hiking...

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 Jun 25, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

160 Trees Planted!

During the month of April we partnered with OneTreePlanted.org. This organization facilitates tree planting simply - donate $1 and 1 tree would be planted. Thanks to all of you we planted 160 Trees around the World and they sent us a wonderful Tree Certificate to commemorate our efforts.

It indicated to us that sustainability is appreciated not just by us but by our customers as well. It also inspired us to offer an opportunity for our customers to plant their own trees. Already, a significant  number of customers have taken advantage of this.  Supporting our planet couldn't be any easier! 

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 May 21, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Trees for Teas by Kait

One Tree Planted

I joined the Silver Tips team late last year.  My role was to integrate digital marketing strategies and implement new ideas to grow the retail business, both online and in-store. One of the first ideas I proposed was to incorporate a Donate button that allowed customers to add $1 to their order to plant a tree.  This would help combat the carbon footprint from orders placed.  The idea was simple.  Donate $1 = Plant a Tree.  It was that easy.  I selected OneTreePlanted.org as our partner to accomplish this.

The idea was received enthusiastically by our team but placed on hold until Earth Day when we thought it would be an ideal fit.  So for the month of April, we implemented a plan that for every $25 ordered online, Silver Tips would...

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 May 05, 2016  |  Written by Kaitlyn Bestenheider

New Tea Mints

We've been carrying Green Tea Mints from a company called Sencha Naturals for many years.  Recently, they introduced new packaging and flavors and we just got them in.  They are now in tubes and not only do they look great but they embody many eco-conscious changes implemented by the company including a solar-powered manufacturing facility and packaging made of 65% post-consumer waste that is 100% biodegradable.  The base green tea is organic and fair trade and their sugar-free sweetener is a non-GMO sorbitol.  Their enlightened thinking can be summarized by their description, "Green tea, green packaging, green power".   I've known owner David Kerdoon since he began this company and we've supplied him tea over the years.  Just 3 of these Tea Mints contain the antioxidant equivalent...

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 Jul 14, 2012  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Prince Charles on Organic Farming

Some of you may know that Prince Charles is a keen environmentalist and organic farmer and champions many causes devoted to sustainability.  Earlier this week, he spoke at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,  at a conference entitled "The Future of Food" where he challenged the notion that organic farming cannot feed the world.  For those of us who are advocates of organic agriculture, we oppose the theory that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) provide the greatest hope in feeding the world's growing population.  The alternative - organic agriculture - not only addresses the issue of food shortages but is also good for the planet.  Prince Charles highlighted a key study illustrating the high yields organic agriculture can achieve.  Hear more of his keynote Read More...

 May 05, 2011  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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