Biodiversity For People + Planet


BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEXT STEPS

We may not be fully there but we are continuously striving to make a true and positive impact. Committed to conserving our planet, we make choices every day to do things differently. We envision a world where we can embark on a moment of connection over a cup of tea. It is about creating a future where this is still possible.


IN SUPPORT OF UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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  • “Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being ... It supports human health, and provides jobs in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and many other sectors”

    – United Nations Biodiversity (CBD)


    Why Should You Care?


  • What is Biodiversity?

    Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, such as genes, species and ecosystems. Worldwide extinction levels are increasing at an alarming rate, resulting in loss of species and ecosystem collapse.

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Why You Should Care

“Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being ... It supports human health, and provides jobs in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and many other sectors”

– United Nations Biodiversity (CBD)

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, such as genes, species and ecosystems. Worldwide extinction levels are increasing at an alarming rate, resulting in loss of species and ecosystem collapse.

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, such as genes, species and ecosystems. Worldwide extinction levels are increasing at an alarming rate, resulting in loss of species and ecosystem collapse.

Why Should You Care?

“Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being ... It supports human health, and provides jobs in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and many other sectors”

– United Nations Biodiversity (CBD)

How We Support Biodiversity

tencha green tea with parrot and flowers

STRATEGIC SOURCING & BLENDING

STRATEGIC SOURCING & BLENDING

Our raw ingredients are carefully sourced from high-quality growers and gardens that employ sustainable growing practices. We choose ingredients that are good for you and the planet.

women and flowers - premium tea

ORGANIC WILD HIMALAYAN GOJI

A collaborative creation with the women of Samagaun and Tergar Charity Nepal, this limited edition blend celebrates wild grown gob-chis, and the women who harvest them.

tea bag and botanical powder -  eco friendly tea packaging

PLANT-BASED PACKAGING

Our goal is to have a zero-waste supply chain, which is why we are in the process of transitioning all plastic packaging to home compostable or recyclable materials.

COLOR OF BIODIVERSITY

Custom tea blended to embody the official Color of Biodiversity. Color selected by Pantone Color Institute, in support of United Nations Biodiversity.

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BIODIVERSITY⁺ DESIGN HUB

Dive into an open-source educational platform to learn about biodiversity from scientists, academics, activists, and more.

GARDEN OF SECRETS

Born out of our commitment to the preservation of botanical gardens, we created The Garden of Secrets herbal blend, in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to UBC Botanical Gardens.

tencha green tea with parrot and flowers

STRATEGIC SOURCING & BLENDING

STRATEGIC SOURCING & BLENDING

Our raw ingredients are carefully sourced from high-quality growers and gardens that employ sustainable growing practices. We choose ingredients that are good for you and the planet.

women and flowers - premium tea

ORGANIC WILD HIMALAYAN GOJI

A collaborative creation with the women of Samagaun and Tergar Charity Nepal, this limited edition blend celebrates wild grown gob-chis, and the women who harvest them.

COLOR OF BIODIVERSITY

Custom tea blended to embody the official Color of Biodiversity. Color selected by Pantone Color Institute, in support of United Nations Biodiversity.

tea bag and botanical powder -  eco friendly tea packaging

PLANT-BASED PACKAGING

Our goal is to have a zero-waste supply chain, which is why we are in the process of transitioning all plastic packaging to home compostable or recyclable materials.

image with seaweed, dragonfly, butterfly, fish - premium tea

BIODIVERSITY⁺ DESIGN HUB

Dive into an open-source educational platform to learn about biodiversity from scientists, academics, activists, and more.

GARDEN OF SECRETS

Born out of our commitment to the preservation of botanical gardens, we created The Garden of Secrets herbal blend, in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to UBC Botanical Gardens.

“We want to help create a movement and demonstrate that the for-profit sector can be part of the solution, furthering the goals of the social and public sector through fostering multi-layered partnerships to address global challenges.”

LANA SUTHERLAND
TEALEAVES CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY LOSS?

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on earth at three levels. Biodiversity loss refers to the reduction of this variety due to accelerated extinction levels caused by human activity.

“The loss of biodiversity is an issue of profound concern for its own sake. Biodiversity also underpins the functioning of ecosystems which provide a wide range of services to human societies. Its continued loss, therefore, has major implications for current and future human well-being” — United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND BIODIVERSITY?

The term “Sustainability” as commonly used and understood by brands, designers and consumers, refers to the reduction of harm to the environment. However, as the term is only loosely defined without set regulations. Therefore design that claims to be sustainable may not take into consideration: biodiversity. As biodiversity refers to the variety of life on earth, including plant and animal species, for something to be truly sustainable it must protect biodiversity as well.

WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY+ DESIGN?

Biodiversity positive design refers to a step beyond the reduction of harm, towards regeneration, and the creation of processes that have a positive effect on nature / biodiversity. A shift in design and culture, towards a regenerative mindset addressing biodiversity loss with innovative, inclusive, longterm, creative and multi-faceted design solutions.

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE?

“An inclusive agroecosystems approach for conserving land and soil, biodiversity, and improving ecosystem services within farming systems. It focuses on the regeneration of living soil, improved micro hydrology, and conserving biodiversity at all levels while enhancing inputs use efficiency and ecosystem system services” – FAO

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT BIODIVERSITY?

Learn More about Our Journey, Approach, and Initiatives:

Sustainable Packaging
Our Story
Our Blending Approach
Nature X Design
Our Story
Sustainable Packaging
Our Blending Approach
Nature X Design
Our Story
Sustainable Packaging
Our Blending Approach
Nature X Design