Guayakí Yerba Mate - A Powerful Rainforest Experience
Guayaki is fueled by Solar Power
Solar array at the Solar Living Institute – Hopland, CA
We offset over 55 tons of our corporate CO2 footprint…locally
At Guayaki, we partner with indigenous communities in South America to source the ingredients for our drinks. Our customers have become a driving force for conservation by paying a fair trade price for rainforest-grown mate.
In tandem with this commitment, we have purchased enough solar power to offset the carbon 1 energy market in a similar way the purchase of a Guayaki product helps drive more forest restoration.
About our carbon reduction efforts:
• By building an inventory of our company’s energy usage, we were able to determine that our business is responsible for an estimated 28.5 tons of CO2 each year.
• By working with Green Mountain Energy we were able to purchase enough Renewable Energy Credits to offset 2 years worth of company CO2 emissions from energy usage (57 tons). “Energy usage” consists of electricity, natural gas & refrigerant emissions
• Our source for the offsets → a solar facility at the Solar Living
Institute in Hopland, CA; only 40 miles from our headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA.
• We are purchasing, in total, roughly 175.5 MWh’s of green power from this facility. Purchasing renewable energy helps ensure that facilities, like this one, continue to operate cost effectively and can therefore compete with other traditional sources of electricity such as fossil fuels. One key way to help build demand for renewables.