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Social Partner

1% for the Planet

As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, Happy Earth Tea commits to donating 1% of our annual sales to support environmental organizations.  To help preserve the rich natural heritage of the glorious Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, we partner directly with the Finger Lakes Land Trust.  For over 30 years they have been conserving the land and water to provide wild places for people and animals. 

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 1,200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3,600 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 knows first hand about the interconnectedness of the earth which is 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 the earth's natural resources seriously. We are intentional about procuring our teas from partners who are committed to protect the planet by using sustainable growing practices. It is imperative, that we preserve our beautiful planet for our children and future 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!