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    Tree Huggers

     
    POSTED January 15, 2019
     

Portland-based Toast is changing the way planners make a lasting impression on attendees and prospects through its stickers crafted of sustainable wood. Customizable with logos and other artwork, the stickers can be attached to water bottles, laptops, notebooks and any other surface you “wood” like your message to adorn.

The company—which runs on 100 percent renewable energy—only uses responsibly grown, rain forest–friendly wood and bamboo, and all products are distributed in Forest Stewardship Council–certified paper packaging. The entire company generates only one garbage can of waste each month. It is also a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1 percent of its profits to environmental nonprofits, and partners with Trees for the Future, planting one sapling for every product sold. At the time of this writing, that adds up to more than 56,000 saplings.

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Denver-based Dazbog Coffee has delivered a taste of Russia and Colorado through its eye-catching packaging, branding, small-batch roasting and blending of hand-selected coffee from around the globe. Leonid and Anatoly Yuffa immigrated to The Mile High City from St. Petersburg, Russia with their family in 1979 and later combined their skill sets and business savvy to launch Dazbog Coffee in 1996. Today, the company has more than 30 coffee shops across Colorado and Wyoming and a product line with names like KGBlend and White Nights Espresso.