What being green really means!
We are in the beginning of the movement that will shape our future and change the way we live. Things are slowly evolving, and if you are reading this page it means you are one of the people that care.
It is has been very profitable for companies to make all kinds of “green” claims. But a recent report says that the general public is getting confused and experiencing what’s being called “green backlash”. Marketing can be confusing and misleading and people are understandably getting frustrated. They want the cheat sheet and to be told what is right, but the truth is, in many cases we don’t know what the right thing is yet. However…….. we do know a few things for sure. GoodOnYa is trying, one step at a time, and with every decision we make as a company to do our best. We want to make less of a footprint and do the right thing now, and as we grow. See What We Do below for a list of some of the things we are doing.
We realize that creating a new product, and operating 3 cafes, we are contributing to this mess we are in. However, it will be companies like us that take this country into the next phase of consumerism. We can do it in ways that actually make positive impact. For example, there are too many foods in the world that are damaging to the environment and to your health. Eventually the unhealthy, processed foods that are packaged in plastic made from petroleum will be replaced by natural, organic whole foods. It’s up to you to support those companies that are on the forefront of this change. See our Companies We Lovelink.
One of the most important things for the environment is to eat organic. Conventional farming methods destroy top soil and pollute our waters. We need to avoid the unnecessary pollution caused by chemical fertilizers and pesticides. There are people now saying organic farming is bad for the environment because it takes up to much land and doesn’t produce enough food. I say this is just ridiculous and we just need to stop super sizing everything. We all need to find a way to do the right thing and it’s going to mean changing a lot of the things we do.
Visit this link to learn about biodegradability, separating facts from fiction.
What we do:
- Banned plastic bags from our cafes. Please click here to see how much YOU can impact the world starting today.
- Use vinegar and water as the main cleaner in our cafes instead of harsh soaps.
- Buy reusable coffee mugs and sell them at cost to our customers. We also give then a discount every time they use the mug.
- Reuse all shipping/packing material when we send you your bars. Nothing to pack your bars is purchased by us, it’s all reused from materials that we receive.
- Banned coffee sleeves from our cafe.
- Buy from companies, like us, that have the same ideals. It’s going to take all of us together to make the impact that is needed.
- Buy only organic ingredients and support companies that have taken the time, effort and money to become certified. But also support companies that are sustainable and local who might not yet be able to afford to get certified but are following organic practices.
- Members of the Organic Trade Association
- Members of Surfrider
- Members of Weston a Price
- Members of Slow Foods San Diego
- Members of San Diego Coast Keepers
Thanks for visiting our site and taking the time to read about us. We genuinely do care and will always keep the health of our earth, and the health of you, in mind with every product we make.