Bigelow Tea Highlights The Power Of Youth In Going Green!
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 by Maureen
National Green Week, which took place a few weeks ago, is all about inspiring young people to embrace sustainability. Here at Bigelow Tea, we are well along our own “Sustainabili-TEA” journey and love seeing so many innovative programs dedicated to educating future guardians of the planet! Although February 4-8 is officially “Green Week,” schools and individuals are encouraged to pick any day or week up until Earth Month in April to do something in support of sustainability.
To get the ball rolling, the Green Education Foundation’s website offers project themes for K-12 students, including a Waste Reduction Challenge that teaches about the benefits of recycling. The kids learn, for instance, that recycling one ton of paper would save enough energy to power the average American home for six months! Another great option is the Green Energy Challenge, empowering children to take small steps that can have “a big collective impact on our environment, our economy and our societies.”
Bigelow Tea’s own green education has evolved over several years, with many employees becoming key initiators and supporters of energy-saving changes. Check out this video highlighting the many ways we are making Sustainabili-TEA an integral part of our business. We’re especially proud to have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status at all three of our facilities through aggressive recycling, reuse and composting methods championed by plant managers.
Of course, the job is never finished, and Bigelow Tea stands with the nation’s students and educators in the ongoing effort to learn all we can about how to protect the environment and conserve our precious natural resources!