Linda Appel Lipsius, Teatulia’s Co-Founder & CEO, was interviewed by CBS4′s Brooke Wagner for Hot Tea Month.
Linda discussed the different types of tea (black, green, white), proper brewing techniques and the health benefits of tea.
Makes for riveting viewing!
Wedding season is here! Among the 235 million things on the Bride’s to-do list, hopefully finding ways to Green their fairy-tale day is near the top. Going green doesn’t always mean spending green. You can find many simple and inexpensive tricks to take it easy on your pocket book while taking it easy on our environment at the same time. How about sourcing locally? Pretty much any food and drink that you require can be found locally. Contact your local micro-brewery for deals on beer or talk to your local producers at your farmers markets to see what they can supply for your food needs. Check out http://www.localharvest.org/ for a listing of producers in your area!
Also, source green. Finding an organic silk wedding dress might not be as realistic for one bride as the next, but everything you purchase and rent has an environmental and social impact. You might not be able to get the Green Credentials from every vendor you interact with, but you can at least do your part by asking questions.
Green Tea for a Green Wedding
Give your guests a green wedding favor that they can use. For any of us who have ever been to a wedding, we know that about 90% of the time we leave the wedding favors right on the table where we found them. How about giving your guests the gift of exquisite organic tea? Teatulia Tea Samplers are not only a thoughtful and decadent gift, but they are 100% compostable as well. With a color to match any wedding, these containers of premium organic tea are perfect for any loved one. Contact us for special pricing for your big day! firstname.lastname@example.org / 303-872-7680
Celebrate Earth Week with a 25% discount to ALL Teatulia Teas through our online store. Give an Eco-Friendly gift to your family and loved ones! Just enter code “EARTHDAY09” upon checkout to receive your 25% discount. Also, keep in mind Mother’s Day is right around the corner!!!
From Teatulia COO – Linda Appel Lipsius
I recently attended a lecture on Sustainability hosted by the University of Denver and I want to share information presented by John Powers of The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. The Alliance is a collaborative building and virtual building for non-profits, many of whom are focused on the environment. But what struck me most was the building itself – a LEEDS Gold & Silver and US EPA Energy Star Leader – that serves as an example for us all to follow as we attempt to green our environment.
Of total US Energy consumption, 48% goes to Buildings, 27% to Transportation and 23% to Industry
Of total US Electricity consumption, 76% goes to Buildings, 1% to Transportation and 25% to Industry
The Alliance building has incorporated the following sustainable technologies (mostly pretty low-tech!):
- Toilets: Consume only 1 gallon per flush – Mansfield Plumbing
- Urinals: Water-free – Falcon
- Faucets: Water-efficient, self-generating, run on hydropower – TOTO
- Faucets: Aerator and flow-restrictors to produce foamier, “wetter” water – Whedon Products Inc
- Showerhead: Aerated shower head that delivers less than 2 gallons/minute
- Landscaping: Xeriscaped native greenery – Xeriscape Colorado
- Temperature Control: Computerized Direct Digital Controls – LONWorks
- Insulation: Recycled blue jeans – Bonded Logic
- Flooring: Biodegradable, recyclable floor tiles – Interface FLOR
- Entryways: Walk-off mats to keep toxins out
- Drinking Fountains: Unrefrigerated – Halsey Taylor
- Lights: Intensity control – Axis Technologies Inc
- Windows: Insulated glass to keep heat in in winter and out in summer
- Window Treatments: Sun shades to control sunlight – Ecoveil
- Power: 100% windpower
Amazing technologies that we can all consider when we undertake our next fix-it project!
Tetulia just finished up their first real production of labels! This might not sound like that big of a deal, but when you are just starting up a brand, each step is a huge feat! We are very excited for our new, environmentally friendly labels printed by AC Label.
First, all of the energy consumed at their facility is produced by 100% wind power. They buy this from the wind turbines in Wyoming. 100% sustainability. The material used for our labels is 100% biodegradable and comes from 30% Post Consumer Waste. That is the highest amount of post consumer waste content available currently for label printing. We used water based inks which keep solvents out of the environment, and produce no VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Also, we used a UV based varnish, because a UV based varnish has less VOC’s than a water based varnish.
AC Label has given us the ability to calculate how much energy is saved by creating an environmental impact statement that we can re-calculate with each order produced. That way, we can keep everyone up to date by keeping a “running tab”
Anyone out there looking for a great printing company, I highly recommend AC Label! Also, if you care to know more about our compostable packaging and biodegradable pyramid tea bags, just post a comment with any questions you may have.