We are dedicated to finding new ways to improve our sustainability by focusing daily on decreasing our impact on the world.
Earth Island, our facility where we produce Follow Your Heart products, is the hub of these efforts and we have an entire department focused on advancing our sustainability initiatives, including the elimination of waste, using alternate sources of energy, choosing responsible ingredients and packaging, and community involvement.
Our Zero Waste Commitment
We strive to be a leader in sustainability and are very proud to be the first plant-based manufacturing facility in the US to achieve Gold Level Zero Waste Certification by Green Business Certification Incorporated (GBCI). Since 2016, we have diverted over 97% of our waste from landfills through recycling, composting, reduction, or reuse.Our Committment
When we moved into our current facility in 2003, we knew then that it was important to run our manufacturing with sustainable processes in mind. Our first project was installing over 750 solar panels on our roof, which at the time generated about 100 kilowatt-hours (kWH) of green energy per year. In our early days, we actually generated more energy than we used and we sold excess back into the city grid. Over the years, our facilities have increased and with each one, we covered the roof with panels and now have over 1000 panels generating over 300,000 kWH of green energy per year with even more panels to be installed on our newest building very soon.
Sustainability is simply an important part of being a responsible business in today’s world. It’s time for every business to contribute to changing the world for the better. — Bob Goldberg, Founder of Follow Your Heart
Education and Achieving More
We do our best to be sustainable in our production facility every day and also strive to engage our employees and community in our efforts. We offer free electric car charging for all employees, provide “Meatless May” lunches to all employees, and organize employee volunteer events to help local non-profit organizations like Food Forward, Heal the Bay, and TreePeople.