1% for the Planet
As a member of 1% for the Planet, Happy Earth Tea donates 1% off its annual sales to non-profits that are working for the conservation and protection of earth’s natural environment.
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, the network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
Happy Earth Tea is about the interconnectedness of the earth, as reflected in the lives of its founders: Niraj Lama is from India and co-founder, Mary Boland is from the US. We take issues of sustainability and conservation of earth's resources seriously. When we are procuring our teas and sending them to our customers, one of our main consideration is how will it help to preserve our blue earth and its beauty for our children for those yet unborn generations.
We believe that the power of tea is enormous. It is mankind’s oldest beverage. It has fueled empires and caused revolutions. And now we are intent upon using its power for good to create a happy earth!
Happy Earth Tea supports Ama Foundation, a non-profit foundation that funds Ama Ghar, one of the most highly accredited homes for abandoned and disadvantaged children in Nepal, by donating 10% of the proceeds from
Happy Earth's Nepali teas to their cause.
Located just outside Kathmandu, Ama Ghar houses 50 children who have been rescued from trafficking, poverty, malnutrition and abuse. The children live as a large and loving family, and they are given healthy food, medical care and the highest level of education they can attain. For example, one recent Ama Ghar graduate is a doctor, one a nurse and many of the older children are enrolled in university studying architecture, engineering and I.T.
So when you enjoy our delicious Nepali teas, you are helping us to make a better world, one child at a time!