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Jahmu Joins Carbonfree® Business Partnership to Neutralize First-Year Emissions

June 14, 2021

Jahmu PBC is a certified public benefit corporation on a mission to help get more turmeric and ginger into the daily diets of its customers.  Their delicious organic turmeric-ginger chai mixes can be mixed into water like tea, made into golden milk, or added to smoothies and food. 

 

As part of its sustainability mission, Jahmu PBC recently joined the Carbonfree® Business Partnership Program, in order to neutralize carbon emissions from its first-year operations and shipping products to its customers. By supporting the New Bedford Landfill Methane Gas-to-Energy Project in southeastern Massachusetts, Jahmu has neutralized 40 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from business operations and product shipments.

 

Jahmu PBC is supporting Carbonfund.org out of a desire to lead the food industry towards long term sustainability. The food industry includes manufacturing (of equipment and packaging), transportation (of ingredients, products, or people going to get food), energy (for manufacturing, transportation, and storage), and, obviously, agriculture. Depending on how the umbrella of the food industry is defined it could easily be considered the greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

“When shopping for groceries, people have many considerations already on their mind including price, flavor, brand, organic status, origin, healthiness, and more. It’s too much to ask of the consumer to also factor in the product’s impact on the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”, explains Walter Filkins, Owner.  “That’s why we as an industry need to raise our standards and reduce or offset our carbon footprints. Let’s make it a given that people are not destroying the environment when they eat or drink!”

 

Jahmu PBC has fundamentally changed the way people drink tea. Their flagship product, Caffeine Free Turmeric Chai, is an organic spice blend of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and 6 other spices. It comes in a mason jar that makes 226 cups worth of turmeric-ginger tea or a spice jar that makes about 50 cups worth, avoiding the waste created by using tea bags, wrappers and boxes as most established tea companies use in their packaging.  This effort plus the commitment to carbon neutral operations puts Jahmu PBC ahead of many others in the food industry with respect to environmentally-responsible operations.