Supporting our community through financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours is a core part of our company culture. We work directly with local and national nonprofit organizations through charitable giving, event sponsorships, matching gifts, conservation work, and plant-related projects.
ENVIRONMENTAL & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Herbal education & Free Clinics
Organic & sustainable agriculture
SOCIAL JUSTICE & GREEN PARTNERS
Environmental & Wildlife Conservation
AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND
The Audubon Society of Portland protects native birds (and other wildlife) and their habitats across Oregon. Near Yachats, Oregon, their Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary is a place of extraordinary ecological importance. It includes the largest intact stand of coastal temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and Western hemlock in the lower 48 states and is home to the marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl – federally listed as threatened. Mountain Rose Herbs helps fund the preservation of this critical habitat.
Beyond Toxics has an impressive history of success working for environmental and social justice in Oregon. Mountain Rose Herbs does all it can to help our friends at Beyond Toxics. We donate 5% of annual sales from our Pollinator Tea to Beyond Toxics, sponsor their action campaigns and events, and distribute timely campaign materials. If you live in Oregon and want to ensure a healthy and vibrant landscape within our lovely state, we encourage you to support them too.
CASCADES RAPTOR CENTER
They foster a connection between people and bird predators in the Pacific Northwest. Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, staff and dedicated volunteers work to rehab and release orphaned, sick, and injured birds. Mountain Rose Herbs supports the Center by distributing information and adopting permanent bird residents of the Center annually. We are lucky to have this organization in Eugene, Oregon.
A truly inspiring organization in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to protecting the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Cascadia region. These folks aggressively promote a more compassionate and responsible relationship with ecosystems in the land we call home, and we could not imagine our great region without them! Mountain Rose Herbs assists Cascadia Wildlands with substantial annual contributions and event sponsorships. This organization is smaller than most environmental groups, and could use all they help they can get, so please visit them online.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Without a complex habitat full of multi-tiered species, scientists unanimously agree that our world would be rendered useless and infertile. Mountain Rose Herbs supports the work of this tireless organization, which is the nation's leading defender of imperiled wildlife across the world. Their main mission is to secure a future for all species, large and small, that are hovering on the brink of extinction. Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be an annual financial donor.
Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be an EarthShare Oregon Business Member. We have organized an employee giving program that connects our staff with like-minded environmental organizations working to protect and defend the places we hold dear. Through this program, Mountain Rose Herbs generates thousands of dollars each year for numerous nonprofits in the state of Oregon. In 2016, Mountain Rose Herbs owners generously began to match every employee donation dollar-for-dollar!
FRIENDS OF BUFORD PARK & MT. PISGAH
This nonprofit organization protects and enhances native ecosystems in the Mt. Pisgah area outside of beautiful Eugene, Oregon. They have a dedicated trail crew and lead guided tours through Buford Park’s 2,300 acres of riparian forests, fir groves, and endangered oak savannas and prairies. Mountain Rose Herbs sponsors multiple plots in the Native Plant Nursery each year, including Yarrow, Trillium, and Nettle.
FRIENDS OF TREES
Mountain Rose Herbs is pleased to support an organization that has a solid track record of planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, they've planted more than 450,000 trees in Portland/Vancouver and Eugene/Springfield metro areas. As a sponsor of their Green Space Initiative, this partnership is more than just a monetary donation. Mountain Rose Herbs' employees have the opportunity to get their hands dirty to increase urban canopy cover and inspire residents to care for existing trees.
Living and working in the northwest means we are surrounded by beautiful forests, wildlife, and clean water. We help protect our unique ecosystem by contributing much needed funds to environmental organizations such as KS Wild. Their mission is to protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to support this organization that promotes science-based land and water conservation through policy and community action. Join us and support KS Wild.
LONG TOM WATERSHED COUNCIL
We know the importance of water both for our business, our employees, and our planet. That’s why we support our local watershed council. Through education and collaboration, this nonprofit organization works to improve water quality and watershed ecology. The LTWC helps us maintain our pesticide-free campus, integrated pest management practices, and Salmon-Safe certification. Mountain Rose Herbs supports the LTWC as a member of their Business League and the Amazon Creek Initiative.
MCKENZIE RIVER TRUST
Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be a regular financial contributor to this stellar organization whose mission is to protect the legacy of healthy rivers within the greater Willamette Valley. In addition to financial assistance, we also sponsor and promote McKenzie River Trust events. If you live in Oregon and love rivers, we hope you’ll support them.
MIDDLE FORK WILLAMETTE WATERSHED COUNCIL
As a volunteer-based organization, the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council provides a crucial service to monitor and improve water quality in our area. Along with an annual contribution, Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to partner with MFWWC on restoration projects and to sponsor and promote their events. We support their mission to restore and sustain the ecological integrity of riparian habitats for this and future generations to enjoy.
MOUNT PISGAH ARBORETUM
Mount Pisgah is a nonprofit organization nesting on a 209-acre living tree museum full of diverse terrain and natural ecosystems. Throughout the year, Mountain Rose Herbs sponsors several community events, including the Wildflower Festival and the Mushroom Festival. Mountain Rose Herbs also sponsored an interpretive exhibit in the Arboretum’s incense-cedar forest, which opened in June 2016. If you are in Eugene, visit the exhibit or donate to ensure they can complete this exciting project that helps visitors make deeper connections with the natural world.
NATIVE FISH SOCIETY
The Native Fish Society advocates for the recovery of wild, native fish and promotes the stewardship of the habitats that sustain them. We want our employees and every living creature to have the opportunity to enjoy the rivers and streams that make this a wonderful place to live. Mountain Rose Herbs is a corporate member of this group, and we encourage you to learn more about their work to conserve, protect, and restore native fish for future generations.
NORTHWEST CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES
We are proud to support this truly informative, resourceful, and action-oriented organization. Mountain Rose Herbs assists NCAP in disseminating information and action alerts to the public concerning pressing pesticide issues, and in the promotion of pesticide-free living. In addition to this, we make numerous annual financial donations, and we are one of the primary sponsors at their annual event. Check out their website to get printable brochures and flyers on alternatives to harmful chemicals, resources for the home, and garden tips.
OREGON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
We know Oregon’s natural environments are special places. That’s why we support OEC in their fight to keep the air, water, and land healthy for everyone to enjoy. Mountain Rose Herbs contributes annually to OEC and helps disseminate literature at the Mercantile. As a member of EarthShare Oregon, Mountain Rose Herbs employees can make direct payroll contributions to OEC too.
OREGON LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
The OLVC is an esteemed nonpartisan organization with the mission to pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable. Mountain Rose Herbs is a proud sponsor of OLCV’s Annual Celebration and numerous campaigns to conserve natural resources and safeguard human health.
PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK
Mountain Rose Herbs is a regular financial contributor to this active organization that is at the forefront of the pesticide reform movement. We donate 25% of annual sales of our “Pesticide-Free” garden signs to PANNA. In addition, we also donate products to their charity events and distribute pesticide use information on their behalf. We encourage anyone concerned about the excessive use of pesticides to give this group a moment of their time.
America’s native predators need your help. Join forces with a unique wildlife advocacy organization to protect keystone species in our country. Predator Defense works to spearhead legislation, monitor government agencies, and provide information to the public, reporters, and elected officials. Mountain Rose Herbs supports this nonprofit with financial contributions and by distributing educational literature.
Since 1985, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. WaterWatch was the first organization in the West to seek policy reform of antiquated water laws to protect and restore our rivers. Mountain Rose Herbs supports this important organization with an annual financial contribution. Learn more and get involved to protect the natural flow of Oregon’s rivers today.
WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
This public interest law firm has a list of accomplishments as high as the mighty Sequoia trees grow and as impressive as the rushing western waters home to our beloved salmon. They use the power of law to defend and protect majestic landscapes, iconic wildlife, and rural farming communities. Mountain Rose Herbs supports WELC with annual financial contributions, event sponsorships, and a matching gift.
WILD SALMON CENTER
Wild Salmon Center is the only organization of its kind that conserves wild Pacific salmon across their entire range: from Northern California, to Alaska, to the Russian Far East. They focus on river systems that are still healthy and productive—“strongholds” for wild salmon—and proactively safeguard them before critical habitat has been degraded by mines, dams, or clear-cut timber harvests. In doing so, they’re also working to benefit the North Pacific’s salmon-dependent communities, jobs, and wildlife. Mountain Rose Herbs is a generous supporter of WSC's work to conserve some of the Lower 48's best wild salmon and steelhead rivers right here in western Oregon.
Willamette Riverkeeper has been working to protect and restore the Willamette River for more than 20 years. They believe that a river with good water quality, abundant natural habitat, and that’s safe for fishing and swimming is a basic public right. Mountain Rose Herbs supports Willamette Riverkeeper through annual event sponsorship of its Great Willamette Clean Up, a regional day of community action.
Herbal Education & Free Clinics
FREE TEA PARTY
Mountain Rose Herbs regularly donates organic tea to the Free Tea Party. Traveling the U.S., this free tea house cultivates community, health, peace, sustainability, and genuine human interactions. The Free Tea Party started in Los Angeles, California and is based around the idea that serving free tea can create positive change. Look for the mobile teahouse at street fairs, herbal conferences, festivals, or parked along a street serving tea somewhere near you.
HERBALISTA FREE CLINIC
Currently spreading herbal support throughout the East Atlanta region, Herbalista Free Clinic (AKA The Herb Bus) provides herbal first aid and earth-based constitutional medicine to underserved populations. Initial consultations are up to two hours long and include the creation of a personalized health program. We are happy to provide support by donating herbs to be used in their sliding scale herb clinic. All funds support the services of earth-based care for underserved communities.
ITHACA FREE CLINIC
This is one of the few medically integrated free clinics in the U.S. where patients can receive conventional medical care offered by physicians and nurse practitioners and can also receive alternative care from holistic professionals. Ithaca Health Alliance facilitates access to health care for all with a focus on the needs of the uninsured. Health services are 100% free for anyone without health insurance. Mountain Rose Herbs happily supports the Ithaca Free Clinic by donating herbs for their holistic professionals, including herbalist 7Song.
Occupy Medical runs a free clinic on Sundays in Lane County, Oregon where people with or without health insurance can come to get treated and served. This group is comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals and support personnel who believe healthcare is a basic human right that must be made accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Their mobile medical clinic provides primary care in towns in our county whose populations have the greatest needs. Mountain Rose Herbs donates herbs for use in their clinic and encourages employees to volunteer through our Paid Time for Community Involvement program.
OHLONE HERBAL CENTER
The Ohlone Herbal Center Clinic has been operating since 1993. They offer wellness consultations and a fully stocked natural apothecary that provides opportunities to learn about holistic health, receive nutritional support, and formulate custom herbal medicines. Student internships are available and all clinic fees are by donation. Mountain Rose Herbs donates organic herbal products to this community clinic.
OLYMPIA FREE CLINIC
The Olympia Free Herbal Clinic offers personalized health consultations, natural remedies, educational workshops, an in-house reference library, resources and referrals to other low/no-cost health services, and no-cost or sliding scale appointments with practitioners of alternative medicine. Mountain Rose Herbs proudly supports the Olympia Free Clinic by donating herbs for their consultation, remedies, and workshops, as well as sponsors their annual herbal conference.
STREET LEVEL HEALTH PROJECT
We are proud to donate herbs to the Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area. The Street Level Health Project not only brings healthcare to the uninsured through their free health screening and patient health navigation program, but they also provide temporary assistance for those with basic needs in food, clothing and support as well as addresses the root causes of poor health by empowering and supporting low-wage immigrant workers to be active participants in their lives, their families, and their communities. Street Level Health Project is working to tackle institutional and systemic barriers to health equity through advocacy and coalition building with organizations committed to building power for disenfranchised communities.
UNITED PLANT SAVERS
Since their inception, Mountain Rose Herbs has financially contributed to and actively co-campaigned with this organization. We follow their recommendations for threatened species and make decisions to either stock or discontinue botanicals based on their notifications concerning the status of particular plants. We sponsor their annual events and make substantial financial contributions as well. Their mission is to ensure healthy stands of threatened or endangered medicinal plants, and they offer information on planting your own endangered herb garden. Become a member today to access their fun website with loads of advice and membership services.
Organic & Sustainable Agriculture
THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE
Mountain Rose Herbs’ mission aligns completely with that of The Cornucopia Institute, supporting sustainable, organic agriculture and educating consumers, family farmers, and the public. This group of passionate researchers, advocates, and foodies promote economic justice for farmers and producers. Mountain Rose Herbs supports The Cornucopia Institute with an annual financial donation in their work to spread information with scorecards and infographics.
MIDWEST ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION SERVICE
MOSES is an indispensable organization for the organic movement and of particular interest to those who live in the Upper Midwest Region. Mountain Rose Herbs is a regular financial contributor to this inspiring organization, and we are one of the leading sponsors of their annual Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference. Please support them and their work by helping to transform agriculture into a sustainable organic system of farming that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just.
ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL
For those of you who live near the Carolinas, we recommend connecting with this stellar organization that provides organic growing skills, education, and networking opportunities for those who want to start or enhance their own sustainable agriculture system. Mountain Rose Herbs is a proud sponsor of the Organic Growers School Annual Conference, and we routinely donate to their special events.
ORGANIC SEED ALLIANCE
Mountain Rose Herbs is a regular financial contributor and seed information distributor for this desperately needed organization that supports the ethical development and stewardship of organic agricultural seed. They accomplish their goals through collaborative education and research programs with organic farmers and other seed professionals. If you require information on organic and non-GMO seed types, stocks, and producers, check out the Organic Seed Alliance.
The Rodale Institute’s mission truly aligns with that of Mountain Rose Herbs. “Through organic leadership we improve the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.” For more than 60 years, this group has been researching organic agriculture, sharing best practices, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about the health benefits of eating organic. Mountain Rose Herbs is a financial supporter, and we encourage everyone to learn more about the Rodale Institute.
ROGUE FARM CORPS
We understand the importance and necessity of supporting the next generation of farmers, so we contribute to the Rogue Farm Corps. Mountain Rose Herbs is an RFC Education Partner, financially supporting farm training programs that offer rigorous hands-on experience, classroom learning, and independent study on a diverse network of family farms in Oregon. This grassroots organization offers programs for both beginners and advanced students of agriculture. Learn how to support their work and how they can serve as a model in your local community.
WILLAMETTE FARM & FOOD COALITION
Willamette Farm & Food Coalition believes that a strong local food system contributes to the integral health of our entire community, and they work to facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our food choices. Mountain Rose Herbs supports their vision of a secure and sustainable food system in which our farms and food businesses are ecologically and economically viable and all members of our community have access to healthy local foods.
Social Justice & Green Partners
Since 1971, BRING has provided the community with creative recycling services through their Reuse Store and community education programs. As a zero waste company, Mountain Rose Herbs relies on valuable organizations like BRING to upcycle our used office furniture and construction materials. Since 2011, Mountain Rose has been a certified BRING RE:think business, undergoing an assessment and consultation every two years to reduce waste and maximize energy efficiency.
CIVIL LIBERTIES DEFENSE CENTER
CLDC’s projects educate people about their rights and why their rights are important. They defend frontline activists and expose and confront the persistent erosion of our civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. They believe knowledge is power. When people have the tools and understanding to take action and demand that the government honor all their rights, then grassroots activism will be the best chance of exacting necessary change.
Mountain Rose Herbs has a long history of working with nonprofit and industry partners to bring about positive change. We have joined the Climate Collaborative along with over 150 other natural products companies to reverse climate change. The Climate Collaborative is a joint project of OSC2 and the Sustainable Food Trade Association. Together our community of businesses is committed to climate change solutions. Join us!
THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ALLIANCE WORLD WIDE
ELAW helps communities around the world speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. They are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists, and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future. Mountain Rose Herbs supports ELAW with an annual contribution and helps distribute information.
Mountain Rose Herbs has been screened and approved as an active and standing member of Green America. We achieved this distinction for our commitment to conducting business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and demonstrating care for our customers, communities, workers, and the environment. Supporting socially and environmentally responsible businesses is an important step in forging an economy that supports social justice, healthy communities, and ecological balance.
We believe it’s our duty to take responsibility for the greenhouse gases and environmental impact of doing business. Mountain Rose Herbs is honored to partner with NativeEnergy to offset carbon emissions associated with the electricity, natural gas, and fuel we use, as well as the waste we generate. Through NativeEnergy’s Help Build program, we fund renewable energy and carbon sequestration projects. As an individual or a business owner, you too can offset your carbon footprint.
NextStep is a true asset in our community. They provide technology and training to children and adults with barriers while also protecting the environment and community from hazardous waste. We donate gently used electronics for resale at their ReUse Store and also give them broken electronics to be recycled in a responsible way. If you’re in the Eugene area, learn more about this volunteer-based nonprofit electronic recycler.