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Our Commitment to the Planet

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Our Commitment to the Planet

Since the inception of Harmonic Arts in 2009, our dream has been to support the best health of individuals and the environment. We see it as our responsibility to find creative ways to “be the change we want to see in the world”.

We’re dedicated to crafting organic herbal products that are good for you, and good for the planet. Sustainable action is at the core of our everyday mission: to share the healing power of plants. From our sourcing to packaging choices, we strive to carry out our daily mission in the most planet-loving way possible. 

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

As a leader in sustainable business practices, we aim to contribute to a greener future for all. At Harmonic Arts, we prioritize using compostable packaging and recyclable glass, and avoid plastics and single-serve options. In 2020, 76% of our product packaging was either compostable or recyclable. With your help, we’ve diverted 16.8 tons of waste from landfills by consciously choosing packaging that has a lighter environmental footprint. 

LEADING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

As a growing plant medicine company here on Vancouver Island, our mission of sharing the healing power of plants is intrinsically linked to helping to heal our planet. We strongly believe in the power of environmental action and strive to carry out our mission in ways that give back to the earth. 

In 2020, Harmonic Arts was awarded the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Award for our sustainable practices in reducing our impact on the environment. Environmental responsibility, sustainable action and social responsibility are at the heart of what we do, and we’re honoured to be recognized for our efforts in these areas. 

SUPPORTING LOCAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS 

At Harmonic Arts, we’re committed to protecting our local ecosystem for future generations. As members of 1% For The Planet, we donate 1% of our Elixir, Restorative and Tea sales to the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

Over the years, we’ve found a number of ways to support the local conservation work  of the Cumberland Community Forest Society in our hometown. The organization works to buy back biodiverse forest lands that are scheduled to be logged, preserving important wildlife habitat as well as hiking and biking trails enjoyed by the community. 

We’re honoured that our environmental impact is largely supported by small business, conscious consumers, and families. With your support, we’ve contributed over $37,500 to date towards these conservation efforts.

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS OVER THE YEARS:

2013-2016: We raised close to $10,000 in donations from our Artisan Tea Blend sales, and the bi-annual non-profit Vancouver Island Herb Gathering we help organize.

2017-2018: We donated profits from all of our tea blends to the forest initiative in a campaign we called #teafortrees. This allowed us to raise an additional $10,000.

2019-2021: To date, we've raised over $37,500 in funds to support CCFS.

When you enjoy any of the Harmonic Arts’ Artisan Tea Blends or Elixir Blends, 1% of sales goes to support The Cumberland Forest. To further support this effort, please share our Teas, Restoratives and Elixirs with your community, let us know your experience with a testimonial on our website, or post and tag us on Instagram

To contribute direct donations to the Cumberland Forest, visit http://www.cumberlandforest.com/

To learn more about 1% For the Planet, and how businesses across the world are supporting environmental efforts, click here

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