Yogi Tea Wins 2020 Bold Steps Award


This article was originally published by the City of Eugene, Oregon City Manager’s Office. 

Congratulations to Yogi Tea, the 2020 Bold Steps Award Winner! Yogi Tea is the first LEED-certified tea manufacturing building in the world.

Yogi Tea/East West Tea Company is a manufacturing company that creates purposeful herbal tea blends and supports social responsibility. East West Tea Company has implemented environmentally preferred practices and supports organic farming practices in their supply chain. Employees have volunteered more than 500 hours to local nonprofits, and staff actively support workplace preparation programs in local schools. As one of four local B Corp. certified companies, East West Tea Company has recently hired a sustainability manager as part of their commitment to sustainable local business practices.

Yogi Tea gets to take the Bold Steps trophy to display for one year.

For the City of Eugene, sustainability means considering and balancing all three aspects of the triple bottom line – people, planet and prosperity – to address the community’s present needs without compromising future generations. The Bold Steps award recognizes businesses that embody this vision and are taking bold steps in each area of the triple bottom line.

To qualify for consideration for the Bold Steps award, businesses must be located in Eugene, and certified through the rethink program, offered through BRING Recycling. Through rethink, businesses receive free, on-site consultation to reduce waste and save money.

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