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SUSTAINABILITY

Night Sky Coffee works hard to incorporate responsibility into every aspect of our business.  We are acutely aware, as a coffee roaster, that at many stages of the supply chain we contribute to the greenhouse gases warming our planet.  This is why we encourage continuous improvement to limit our impact through informed practices with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.

 

We are also passionate about promoting positive social and economic change. We firmly believe that by working together as a community, we can create a brighter future. Our commitment to social, economic, and environmental stewardship in our community is a cornerstone of our values. At Night Sky Coffee we strive to be a leader in these initiatives in hopes to inspire others to join us in making a difference. We truly believe that together, we can create a more prosperous and sustainable future for everyone.

OUR PACKAGING

Feel good knowing that even when our coffee bags, boxes and labels are properly disposed with regular trash, its impact on the environment will be much less compared to regular plastic/foil material made from 100% non-renewable resources and is not considered biodegradable in any way.

  • 12 oz coffee is packaged in Biotrē 1.0 coffee bags (60% renewable wood pulp and 40% petroleum based by weight). The wood pulp portion will compost into soil in about 90 days in your back yard compost, but the liner and valve will then need to be removed and disposed of.

  • 4 oz coffee samples are packaged in ELEVATE coffee bags, which are made from bio-based and fully compostable zipper, degassing valve and laminated film.

  • Coffee labels are natural sugarcane paper from Pure, which are certified compostable.

  • Shipping labels are heat transfer labels from Pure, which are certified compostable.

  • Packing tape is kraft water activated, made from renewable materials, biodegradable and can be recycled.

  • Shipping boxes are made from 100% recycled material and can be recycled or composted.

OUR IMPACT

Coffee

We source our coffee from reputable importers who prioritize the well-being of farmers while maintaining high standards of environmental and social responsibility.

Packaging

We make a conscious effort to use recycled, compostable and biodegradable material in all of our shipping, packaging and production supplies.

Environment

For every order, we donate to plant one tree in a national forest. In addition 1% of our revenue goes to verified non-profit environmental partners dedicated to keeping our air, water and soil clean. 

AFFILIATIONS

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FUTURE IMPACT

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Night Sky Coffee is always looking towards the future and how we can lower our overall footprint on the environment.  We are looking for ways to improve our sustainability and inclusivity as a business and within the community.  We need to make it a priority to turn our words into action. These are some of our goals and pledges we have moving forward to limit our impact from the coffee farm to the coffee cup.

  • Become a Certified B Corporation

  • Reduce our carbon footprint

  • Promote inclusivity by advancing gender, social and ethnic equality

  • Invest in causes with a focus on food security and poverty reduction

  • Recyclable products only

  • Afterburner to reduce harmful VOC (volatile organic compounds) created during the roasting process

  • Utilize sustainable energy sources (solar, wind and bio)

  • Reuse coffee grounds and chaff  for gardening, compost and animal bedding

  • Annual sustainability assessment report for transparency 

  • Collaborations promoting collective movements and accomplishments

LIGHT POLLUTION

Light pollution is a well-known side effect of industrialized civilization, where excessive or poorly directed lighting can negatively impact various aspects of the environment. The primary sources of light pollution are exterior buildings, advertisements, and street lights that are often installed without proper consideration for the environment. To mitigate the negative effects of light pollution, it is crucial to choose effective lighting that is shielded and directed properly. This way, the light is directed only where it is needed, reducing the overall light pollution in the environment. If we all do our part, we can keep the night sky dark, protect our wildlife and keep the night sky full of stars for all to enjoy.

Dark Sky Links:

https://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/

https://www.starryskiessouth.org/

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