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Earth Day 2018: Surfrider Locust Beach Cleanup

  Photo Courtesy of Ashlon Durham

Photo Courtesy of Ashlon Durham

Since 1970, each year on April 22nd, Earth Day causes individuals to confront their negative environmental impact by rallying together in unprecedented sizes. Whether it’s cleaning up streets and beaches, planting seeds and trees, or protesting in favor of the environment, humanity particularly shines on this day.

In Bellingham, we welcome you to celebrate Earth Day by joining us for the Surfrider Foundation’s Locust Beach Cleanup from 4-6pm. Kombucha Town is thrilled to partake in the event by offering draft kombucha pours throughout the evening. All we ask is for patrons to remember to bring a reusable cup in an effort to eliminate single use plastic. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces this Earth Day! Stay tuned for future beach clean up collaborations.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town is an official Ocean Friendly Restaurant, a Surfrider Foundation initiative that pledges restaurants to implement several sustainable practices such as offering only reusable tableware and vegetarian options, as well as ‘Best Choice’ seafood, amongst others.

From all of us at Kombucha Town, happy Earth Day!  

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Announcing Kombucha Town’s First Annual Sustainability Report!

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We are very excited to release our first ever annual Sustainability Report! After reading this post, you can head over to the "Sustainability" page on our website and find this report by clicking here. This 2017 Report will relay our proud sustainable practices, many of which we have been implementing from day one of our six years in business. One of these practices has been to offset 100% of our electricity with renewable energy. As we aspire to B-corp certification by 2019, we have been implementing new sustainable  practice to reach that goal, such as providing employee job performance feedback with the 360 Degree Feedback Model. As we continue to grow our production and our team, it has become more important than ever to begin benchmarking our sustainable practices so that we see long term success. This sustainability report is a tremendous step in that direction.

We would like to give Mark Peterson, Sustainable Business Development Program Manager for Sustainable Connections, a tremendous thank you for working alongside our Founder & CEO, Chris McCoy and Sustainability Coordinator, Julie Fish, throughout the last few months to help bring our first Sustainability Report to fruition. We are grateful for the push in the right direction and the gained insights from Mark’s advisement.

You can find Chris McCoy on the Smart Business Summit panel on January 25th discussing Kombucha Town’s history and sustainable journey. For more information on the event check out, https://sustainableconnections.org/events/smart-business-summit/.