Follow Your Heart is proud to announce that Earth Island, our very own manufacturing facility and office building, is now Zero Waste Certified at the Gold Level! We’ve been working hard with Green Business Certification Incorporated to achieve this milestone.
In addition to diverting over 97% of our waste from landfills, we are now the first plant-based food manufacturing facility in the U.S. to achieve this certification. To celebrate, we hosted a small reception and tour at Earth Island this past Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Attendees included Stephanie Barger of U.S. Green Building Council, Kevin Taylor from Los Angeles’ Mayor Garcetti’s office, members of Food Forward, and a few of our favorite social media friends. The ever-lovely Spork Foods catered the small reception after opening remarks, awards, and a small walking tour of our facility.
A huge thank you to our employees, who made this possible with their concerted efforts to diverting waste and improving our processes, as well as Stephanie Barger and US Green Building Council, Molly Lavik and Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles, and you, our customers, who support our vision every step of the way.