Nature’s Fare Markets is partnering with the Nature Conservancy of Canada as part of the organic retailer’s plastic bag reduction strategy.
“Our Save-A-Bag program provides the Nature Conservancy of Canada with five cents every time a customer brings in a reusable bag or foregoes a bag for their groceries,” said director of marketing Alexa Monahan.
“Over the past eight years, we have raised over $60,000 for local charities through this program. Our goal this year is to create a strong connection between saving plastic bags at the grocery store and saving the environment. We chose the Nature Conservancy of Canada to be the recipient of this year’s funds because of their strong commitment to preserving the natural spaces in our country.”
The funds are collected at the point of sale every time a customer brings in their own bag. The program has diverted over one million plastic bags from the landfill since inception.
“We are thrilled to partner with Nature’s Fare Markets and their customers on the Save-A-Bag program,” said Michael Curnes, director of development for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in B.C. “The money raised thanks to people bringing reusable bags will directly support nature conservation in B.C., meaning more habitat protected for wildlife and green spaces for people to enjoy.”
Known for ethical and sustainable practices, rigourous quality standards, and support of local farmers and artisans, Nature’s Fare Markets’ owners and employees pride themselves on providing wholesome products — including non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan options — as well as information and resources to nourish body and mind.
Nature’s Fare has stoers in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, West Kelowna, Langley, Kamloops and White Rock.