How have you “gone green” lately?
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and it marks as an important day to teach and remind everyone about all the ways we can become more environmentally conscious. Our products come wholly from the earth, so it’s very important to us that we find ways to give back and be as environmentally friendly as we can!
We’re most proud of our partnership with ReCork, a cork recycling program. Natural cork, most commonly used for wine closures, is prime for recycling. This cork is 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable, so there is no reason why these wine corks should end up in the garbage.
Did you know that wine corks can become used for flooring tiles, building insulation, automotive gaskets, craft materials, soil conditioner and sports equipment? And they’re even more in demand now that there is worldwide interest in sustainable agriculture and natural products, just like corks. That’s where ReCork comes in.
It’s a very simple process, where they collect used corks from partners in wine, hospitality and retail markets and then grinds those corks down to various sizes of granules based on planned use.
That’s not all that we do. We also sell wines from some very environmentally conscious wineries. With your purchases from these vineyards, you’ll be sipping delicious wines with a clear conscious and taking care of the planet at the same time.
Our friends at Hahn Estates promote natural pest control, including beneficial insects such as beetles, lady bugs and lace wings.
At J Vineyards, plants cover crops to control erosion, choke back unwanted weeds and enrich soils with important nutrients.
And Pahlmeyer dramatically reduces their water consumption with customized irrigation systems and individual drip lines.
Every little bit helps when it comes to taking care of our earth. And this Earth Day, we’re happy to know that we’re able to contribute.
What changes will you be making this Earth Day?