support social equity and environmental sustainability through
fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee."
We fulfill our mission through the following:
- All Grounds for Change coffee is 100%
fair trade and organic certified. We believe in the importance
of supporting these certifications, financially and professionally.
- Grounds for Change is a member of 1%
for the Planet and through this organization, donates
a percentage of sales to the Northwest
Shade Coffee Campaign, Save
Our Wild Salmon and CarbonFund.org
in support of the valuable work of these organizations.
- Through our memberships, we support
and adhere to the guidelines of the following organizations:
IMO Fair Trade Certification, Green
America, and the Northwest
Shade Coffee Campaign. Grounds for Change is also recognized
by the Songbird
Foundation and endorsed by Catholic
- Grounds for Change educates consumers
on what fair trade and organic certifications mean and why
they are important. We provide opportunities for our visitors
to make their voices heard through participation in national
and international campaigns.
- Through our Affiliate Program, Grounds for Change supports nonprofit
organizations whose goals closely resemble ours, allowing us to give
back to those organizations who are working to make positive change.
- Grounds for Change is a member of Coffee
Kids, an international, nonprofit, organization that
has helped thousands of men, women, and children in Mexico
and Central America to improve the quality of their lives.
- Grounds for Change is a sustainable
business. We purchase 100% renewable energy through Puget
Sound Energy's Green Power Program. The Green Power Program
buys renewable energy (wind, solar and biomass) for inclusion
in the electric grid in amounts used by those purchasing
green power. In addition, we offset
100% of the non-renewable energy that is used in business
operations and transportation. We use exclusively 100% post-consumer
content paper, donate our jute coffee bags to local organic
farms for use in erosion control and reuse and recycle as
much as possible.