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Our Mission

Our mission for Big Green Heart is to create a movement, a community of people who want to learn and can teach others steps to take toward minimizing our impact on our planet, promoting sustainability and ethical practices.

On this website, we’re creating a community of like-minded folks. We take input from the community in making our selections and when necessary, remove a product or company that no longer meets these standards.

Big Green Heart also features a blog sharing our journey in applying the Big Green Heart philosophy to everyday life. We want to share what we’ve learned and make it easier for others to reduce their impact.

Sierra Reflections

Our Standards

We strive to do the best we can to ensure that any vendor or product we share with the Big Green Heart Community meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Sustainability – The company must make an effort to reduce or offset their fossil fuel emissions. They should use ingredients that don’t contribute to deforestation or habitat loss, such as bamboo instead of wood or alternatives to palm oil.
  • Fair Trade – Products that have fair prices in order to help producers in developing countries.
  • Fair Labor – Company responsibility to employees, their communities and the environment. No child or slave labor.
  • Vegan – No animal based products.
  • Cruelty Free – Our personal definition is that no human or non-human should be harmed to create the product, which includes no testing on animals.
  • Made in the USA or locally produced – Products that are produced/manufactured meeting US labor and pollution standards and aren’t shipped across the globe to reach the buyer. The more locally produced, the better!