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Solving Environmental Issues Through Entrepreneurship

Solving Environmental Issues Through Entrepreneurship

October 26, 2020 4 min read

Yaupon Brothers has helped people see that great products can be made from indigenous plants and ingredients, which can reduce the negative impacts of food production. Consumers aren’t required to stop enjoying what they buy, and businesses shouldn’t assume that creating economic opportunities and supporting conservation are mutually exclusive. We can have our tea and drink it, too.
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Oceans of Hope Foundation and Yaupon Brothers - a match made in Heaven (aka the beach).  By Bob Lovelace

Oceans of Hope Foundation and Yaupon Brothers - a match made in Heaven (aka the beach). By Bob Lovelace

October 01, 2020 5 min read

Oceans of Hope Foundation offers adaptive ocean access for individuals with limited mobility the opportunity to catch a wave and surf without limitations.  Recently, they have partnered with Florida-based tea company, Yaupon Brothers to create a unique tea blend, "Abili-TEA".  This blend features Yaupon holly, pineapple, orange slices, mango, safflower, strawberry, hibiscus, marigold, cane sugar and natural flavors for a taste "like a day at the beach".  Half of all proceeds go directly to Oceans of Hope Foundation.
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Yaupon Brothers and Sweetgrass Trading: An Entry from Molly Roe

Yaupon Brothers and Sweetgrass Trading: An Entry from Molly Roe

September 18, 2020 3 min read

Molly Roe is the account manager at SweetGrass Trading Company, a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Roe is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. She received her Master’s degree in media communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before joining SweetGrass. In addition to account management, she writes blog posts for the website, represents the company at conferences and acts as an advocate for food sovereignty across Indian country.
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What does "Organic" mean? A quick rundown of organic food production

What does "Organic" mean? A quick rundown of organic food production

August 20, 2020 1 min read

The term "organic" is now almost ubiquitous in the grocery store, and the little green USDA organic stamp can be observed on pretty much every kind of product. We have organic toothpaste and moisturizers, drinks and snacks, fruits and vegetables, and even household cleaners and pet foods. But what makes a product "organic?" 
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Domestic, Local, and Internationally Grown Products and Their Carbon Footprint

Domestic, Local, and Internationally Grown Products and Their Carbon Footprint

August 04, 2020 3 min read

 Since Europeans first imported tea from China, food has traveled across the globe, but never at the speed or in the magnitude that it has over the last decade. According to theUnited Nations, what we eat, drink, and consume directly impacts climate change. Reducing both individual and collective (businesses, countries, and industries), carbon footprinting is needed in the fight for environmental responsibility. 
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Introducing our TeaCology podcast, with Three Episodes

Introducing our TeaCology podcast, with Three Episodes

July 22, 2020 2 min read

Our TeaCology podcast is available on Anchor.fm, Google podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Radio Public, and more. Listen to TeaCology here.
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