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MOM’s Organic announces TerraPass Your Gas initiative
If we dare say so, its the most brilliant marketing slogan that we didnt come up with. TerraPass Your Gas through offsets with TerraPass!
We are proud to partner with MOMs Organic Market, a homegrown organic grocer in the DC/Baltimore region. Beginning this week, MOMs will ask their customers for their zip code info in order to estimate mileage driven to and from MOMs stores. On behalf of their customers, MOMs will purchase carbon offsets from TerraPass projects in direct proportion to the emissions from its customers shopping trips. MOMs estimates it will be able to offset over 6,000 tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent of eliminating the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1,067 passenger vehicles.
MOMs has been an innovative and progressive green business for decades. In 1987, Scott Nash, founder of MOMs, started a home delivery/mail order company of organic foods out of his mother’s garage. Today, MOMs operates eight stores, each of them making unique contributions to sustainability (see store page for more info on each store).
MOMs mission is to protect and restore the environment. It has launched several other campaigns, including Plastic Surgery, which eliminated all bottled water and replaced unnecessary plastic waste (plastic produce bags) with packaging made from biodegradable materials, Stop the Trash, an effort to increase landfill diversion (they achieved an 85% recycling rate), and Think Outside the Bag, eliminating plastic bags since November 2005 (a whole 3 years before Whole Foods).
And the campaigns are just a few highlights. MOMs is the consummate example of an environmentally-run business which walks the walk. Their practices include sourcing local and organic whenever possible; selling only sustainable seafood; supporting renewable energy; composting; providing Green Benefits for employees, and much more.
We are thrilled to be a part of MOMs efforts as a mission-driven grocer, and hope to see the business continue to grow!