Take a journey with us to one of the sources of your favorite yerba mate! Meet the Fundacion Moises Bertoni (FMB), one of the most important and active nonprofits in Paraguay working to preserve and restore different areas of the country, including the Atlantic Rainforest where much of Guayakí’s yerba mate is grown.
Today we celebrate Endangered Species Day 2021 with a special focus on the incredible species that live amongst the rainforest where your yerba mate comes from. Detrimental human actions such as deforestation for agriculture and urbanization, poaching and timber exploitation, and climate change have impacted ecosystems and species all around the world, including the southern Atlantic Rainforest.
Guayakí wouldn't be here today without our co-founder, Alex Pryor!
After water and yerba mate, sugar is a significant part of the supply web for Guayakí Yerba Mate ready-to-drink beverages. When you drink an organic Guayakí Yerba Mate, you support one of the largest regenerative sugar production projects in the world.
We achieved our mission to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest by 2020. While our vision is aspirational, our mission has served as a specific, long-term goal.
Check out this informative Q&A with David Karr, co-founder of Guayakí Yerba Mate, and Jeremy Black, co-founder of SAMBAZON! They are both featured in "Seeding Change," a powerful new film that speaks on the importance of sustainable businesses, and how consumers like you can help make a difference.
This short film takes you to the source of the sacred yerba mate plant deep in the heart of the South America.
Learn more about how social injustice is tied to environmental injustice, the vision behind our Market Driven Regeneration business model, and what it means to COME TO LIFE on and off the yoga mat in David’s books.