We also believe that customers can, and should be, empowered to advance social change with their purchases. Imagine the world we could create if both of those forces could work together.

Guayakí Supports Criminal Justice Reform in Los Angeles County

Guayakí Yerba Mate Co. is part of a coalition of businesses, non-profits, tribal community leaders, and academia who recently gathered to fight for an end to Los Angeles County’s ineffective youth justice system. The County has been home to the largest youth incarceration system in the country, and change has been needed for a long time. Alongside advocates on the ground, a group of leaders including Guayakí Yerba Mate Co. signed a letter to the LA County Board of Supervisors calling for an end to this system in a radical way. 


While the world around us changes and the future of our social and ecological systems hangs in a delicate balance, now more than ever we believe it is time to let your voice be heard and to take positive action.

Azucar de Regeneracion

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.

Guayakí Mission Accomplished

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.

Placing Value on Amazonian Rainfall

The yerba mate grown in the South American Atlantic rainforest is the key ingredient in Guayaki’s organic, fair trade beverages. The yerba mate trees depend on at least 15% of the rainfall from the Amazon Basin that “navigates” thousands of miles south via “flying rivers”.

Finding My Breath In The Climate Movement – A Reflection On This Historic Moment Of Youth Rising

For my entire life, major nations around the world have been negotiating our human right to clean water and air —essential components to our lives — at the U.N. climate talks.

Journey to the Source

This short film takes you to the source of our sacred plant deep in the heart of the amazon.

Interview with Co-Founder of Guayakí, David Karr

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.

The Importance of Urban Green Space – Save Elizabeth Street Garden

For Elizabeth Street Garden Executive Director Joseph Reiver, a sliver of green in Little Italy is his family’s treasure. “My father Allen Reiver built the Garden as an extension of his Elizabeth Street Gallery,” Joseph tells me.

Tribal Canoe Journeys: A Resurgence of Ancestral Waterways and Sovereignty

Writer Maia Wikler and filmmaker Alex Harris were invited by the Jefferson sisters to witness their nation host The Paddle to Lummi. This is the first of an ongoing series in collaboration with the Jefferson sisters, musically known as Thunderbirds Raised Her.

The Story of Burnout Fueled by Climate Grief and Food Injustice – An Interview with Amber Tamm

Amber Tamm Canty is a young, black female farmer and healer from Brooklyn, New York whose work connects diverse communities with the earth and nourishing foods. Based in the concrete jungle of New York City, she has worked as a horticulturist, florist, landscaper and urban farmer/gardener.

New York City Foraging: A Connection To Nature In Human Jungle.

New York City is the type of place where if you want something, you can just reach out and grab it. Wild lettuce, chickweed, the common plantain, Japanese knotweed, and lamb’s quarters are all here for the taking, for those that know where to look and what they are looking for.

Permaculture Action Network: Mobilizing Thousands In Direct Action For The Regenerative Movement

Upon first thought the combination of permaculture and massive international music festivals may seem like an unlikely pairing.

Everything is Temporary – The Loss of Urban Green Space And The Seventh And Final Season Of North Brooklyn Farm | Come to Life

Almost a decade ago, Henry Sweets was walking home by what was then the parking lot of Domino Sugar. He saw an expansive field of grass just blowing in the wind and he thought, “What if we filled this place with flowers?” In 2013, Sweets, along with co-founder Ryan Watson opened North Brooklyn Farms, a pop-up agricultural park and community space in Brooklyn.

The Tao of NYC’s Mushroom Farmers

“The mushroom and the fungus connect all life,” says Olga Tzogas, the founder of Smugtown Mushrooms, who means this in a literal sense. “It is the network of cells holding us together on many levels.

The Birds and the Bees: Bee Keeping in the Urban Jungle of NYC

The birds and the bees of New York City retain an enigmatic presence in the urban jungle. Pedestrians on the sidewalks fail to look up and notice the local pollinators flying above their heads or the interconnected rooftops, graveyards and hidden gardens, where urban beekeepers, wildflower advocates and community connectors are working to nourish the city’s local ecosystems.

These Female Farmers Are Feeding New York

To say that Amber Tamm Canty has a strong work ethic is an understatement. The New York farmer is up before 6 a.m. for a workout of crunches, plank poses, push ups and sun salutations before heading to the farm in Brewster, New York where she works to grow a plethora of flowers and produce.

Indigenous-led Permaculture Movement Brings Resilience And Food Sovereignty to Pine Ridge Reservation

The prairie lands of Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota, are storied with resistance and resilience to colonialism, both past and present. Recently, community members are channeling their ancestral knowledge of the land to address food sovereignty, housing and poverty on the reservation.

#RegenerativeMovement – Share Your Story Today.

This summer, Come to Life is sharing stories about urban farmers and their amazing work with earth and community care. Over the month of July, Guayaki Yerba Mate is putting on an event series across New York City.

Fish First

Take a minute to picture what 50 million salmon returning to spawn would look like, sound like, feel like. This is the experience of those living in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where salmon, people and culture have found a harmony with global implications.

Celebrating Wild Salmon in Bristol Bay

I’ve lived my whole life on the west coast of North America. It wasn’t until about 6 years ago, when I first traveled outside the reaches of Vancouver, that I realized what wild salmon meant to coastal communities.


Big broad snowflakes drifted around us as we meandered through the woods and scrambled up a steep hill to the tiny clearing where the Wolf Kids nature school lives and breathes.


It’s friday night in Vancouver and the Rickshaw Theatre is packed with people lining up to have freshly screen-printed patches sewn on their clothing.