Thousands of consumers choose Mountain Rose Herbs for Co-op America’s Most Prestigious Award.

Eugene, OR and San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2008 — Today Mountain Rose Herbs, a leader in delivering exceptional quality certified organic and sustainable products, will accept Co-op America’s People’s Choice Award for 2008 Green Business of the Year. The award will be formally presented to Mountain Rose Herbs to help kick off the weekend-long San Francisco Green Festival™.

“The environmental ideals and practices incorporated by this company are an accurate reflection of the principles that all of us adopt and embrace on a personal level within our homes and communities. None of this would be possible without the sincere enthusiasm and commitment by each employee to make this company a paragon of environmental and social stewardship, and we could not do it without them.” said Mountain Rose Herbs Operations Manager and Director of Quality Control Shawn Donnille.

Consumers nationwide submitted 6,277 ballots to Co-op America, the leading green economy organization, to vote for their favorite green business. Founded in 1982, one of Co-op America’s primary focuses is to preserve the environment by creating and implementing programs that encourage corporate responsibility, tackle climate change, advance Fair Trade awareness and support green business.

Mountain Rose Herbs was chosen to receive this award because of their exceptional product line and commitment to social responsibility and the environment. They adhere as much as possible to producing “Zero Waste” which means that materials which might be regarded as waste are recycled, re-used, composted, reclaimed, or brought back into the production cycle. For instance, their staff of 60 people produces only about 80 gallons of waste each month–the equivalent of an average four person household. For their catalog, they use 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper and all their delivery trucks run on 100 percent locally produced biodiesel. They are one of the only US companies to carry Fair Trade Certified™ herbs–a certification that guarantees suitable working conditions and a fair price for labor.

“We were thrilled by the tremendous interest of environmentally and socially conscious consumers across the country in voting for their favorite green businesses,” said Co-op America’s Corporate Responsibility Programs Director Todd Larsen. “We’re pleased to announce that green consumers awarded the prize this year to Mountain Rose Herbs, a company dedicated to maintaining eco-friendly practices not only in their production but also in their shipping and office operations. Their green and sustainable practices are a truly model for other companies.”

About Mountain Rose Herbs
Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs, based in Eugene, Oregon, has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices and steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products. Their wide range of product offerings includes bulk herbs and spices, aromatherapy and essential oils, tea and tea supplies and natural health and body care. Every aspect of product creation is carried out in accordance to strict quality control and organic handling procedures by employees who care. From their fragrant and beyond-fresh organic herbs and spices, to soothing essential oils and delicious herbal teas, the quality and integrity of Mountain Rose Herbs is unparalleled–with smiles guaranteed. To learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs please visit