In its support of socially responsible initiatives, Best Organics Inc., provider of America’s Best Organics organic gift basket collections, announces a New Year's Resolution campaign in partnership with Greenlighted.com and in so doing has pledged to donate $1 from every gift sold during the campaign to the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). Additionally Best Organics is offering 10% off to customers through January who take the pledge.
Greenlighted champions social responsibility by featuring companies that pledge to create a better world. Greenlighted uses Better World Shopper's research to select the companies, which includes over 50 data sources and combines dozens of social and environmental issues into five major categories. According to Vladimir Duboskiy, Co-Founder, Greenlighted was created to prove that impact-driven companies can be more profitable and create increased positive social impact. “We mobilize collective consumer demand around the world's most impactful name-brand companies. Our online platforms power the new age of consumer engagement with brands, while rewarding consumers for buying from the best companies,” stated Dubovskiy.
Best Organics was greenlighted for its commitment to exclusively offering food and personal care products with 70% or higher levels of certified USDA organic ingredients as well as an emphasis on certified fair trade ingredients; engagement in the community by supporting local businesses, charities, and hosting educational events; and providing low impact gift boxes versus gift baskets that require additional shipping materials many of which are not compostable or recyclable. “We greenlighted Best Organics based in part on the Company's aggressive community engagement, such as producing At the Epicenter, a series of interactive talks featuring nationally known business and thought leaders in natural, organic and sustainable products, and its recent partnership with The Community Foundation in support of that organization’s Culture of Giving campaign," said Adam Itzkowitz, Greenlighted Co-Founder. "The company also scored high marks for its environmental activism to promote the growth of organic food, agriculture and local economies by serving as the nation’s leading provider of all organic and eco-friendly gift collections,” added Itzkowitz.
Proof that Best Organics is a catalyst for positive change is demonstrated by its current pledge of support to the Organic Farming Research Foundation, the leading national non-profit organization that champions the organic farmer. According to the OFRF, its work provides vital and relevant research that meets organic farmers needs, integrates organic programs into agriculture universities, grows organic champions at the national level in Congress and within federal agencies, and cultivates a broader and deeper connection among organic supporters. According to the Organic Farming for Health and Prosperity Report, which provides a review of the American scientific literature concerning organic farming in the U.S., and identifies key ways in which agriculture policy can best be supportive of farmers, the benefits of organic farming include human health, the economy, job creation and environmental enhancement. Based on research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Organic Trade Association, there are currently 14,500 certified organic farmers in the U.S. and by 2015 the number of organic farmers required to meet projected market demand must nearly triple to at least 42,000 organic farms.
“We are pleased to pledge support to the Organic Farming Research Foundation via this campaign with Greenlighted. OFRF provides the infrastructure for the success of American family organic farmers,” said Seleyn DeYarus, CEO of Best Organics. “Each one of our nearly three-dozen U.S.-based artisan organic producers directly benefits from OFRF’s initiatives. We share the commitment to promote health, sustainability and a thriving organic business sector.”
Through January 31, individuals and businesses wishing to assist the Organic Farming Research Foundation can visit Greenlighted’s website at www.greenlighted.com to pledge and receive a code for 10% off of your next purchase at America's Best Organics.
America’s Best Organics gift baskets in a box are filled with products from leading U.S. certified organic producers including Theo Chocolates; John Wayne Stock & Supply Company (owned and operated by the late actor’s family); Aura Cacia; Clif Bar; Bonterra Vineyards (the leading producer of wine made from organic grapes); Kopali Organics; Justin’s Nut Butter; BumbleBar; Chocolove; Boulder Granola; Angell Organic Candy Bars; To-Go Ware; St. Claire’s Organics; GoNaturally; Intelligent Nutrients; Eco-Ditty; Saint Francis Organics; Selina Naturally; Pangea Organics; Hail Merry; Peeled Snacks; Runa Amazon Guayusa; WildTime Foods; Colorado Mountain Jams; World’s Best Organics Fair Trade Coffee; Teatulia; Life Opening Chocolates; Your True Nature; Finny's Greens; Fearless Chocolates; Spicely Organic Spices; Sum-Bo-Shine; Superfood Snacks; Madhava Natural Sweeteners; Wacky Apple; Wishgarden Herbs; Surf Sweets; People Towels; Olomomo; Licious Organics; Lumia Organics; Goddess Garden; Jen's Zen; Bare Body Soaps; and other leading artisan and national brands.
About America’s Best Organics and Best Organics Inc.
America’s Best Organics is a new gift basket brand presented by Best Organics Inc. of Boulder, CO. Best Organics, a majority woman-owned company, is a leading provider of hand-packed, organic and eco-friendly gift collections featuring gourmet organic foods, personal care and other items from local, regional and U.S.-based producers and leading brands. Its gift collections are presented in beautifully illustrated, reusable gift boxes, and are available online at www.AmericasBestOrganics.com, and for corporate gifting. The company's Boulder's Best Organics gift box collections, featuring organic products from Boulder and the Rocky Mountain region, are featured in Alfalfa's Market, a leading natural and organic products retailer in Boulder. Best Organics Inc. is a member of the Organic Trade Association, Colorado Proud, and Naturally Boulder, and is a Green America-approved business.
About Greenlighted (www.greenlighted.com) Greenlighted is a start-up social enterprise from Colorado working to connect people to great brands. The website is a brand-engagement platform that uses cutting edge technology to inform, connect, and reward people who want to vote with their dollars. Greenlighted uses leading social and environmental research from over 50 independent sources to select the companies they feature on their site and designs powerful brand experiences for their clients and their users.
About the Organic Farming Research Foundation OFRF (www.ofrf.org) is the only non-profit, national champion of the American organic family farmer. OFRF is located in Santa Cruz, California, and was founded in 1990. OFRF creates organic champions in Congress, integrates organic farming in agricultural universities, provides research that is responsive to the organic farmers' needs, and partners with organizations to secure the connection between organic farming and a healthy planet and population.