That little green frog
It's a big deal, the frog is The Rainforest Alliance's official brand ambassador.
"Our little green frog is recognized by consumers around the world as the symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability."
- Rainforest Alliance™
Bixby & Co. Chocolate was born from a commitment to fairness, sustainability, minimal environmental impact and community enhancement. We are passionate about chocolate. As candy makers and now the first bean to bar maker in Maine, we seek to make clean, real and sustainable confectionery products. We strive to show our dedication to this philosophy by using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa.
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms support a healthy environment, promote the well-being of workers and their communities and use efficient farm methods. Certification helps to ensure farm workers have safe working conditions, dignified housing, and access to medical care and schools for their children. Certification helps protect ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, water and soil.
The Rainforest Alliance works together with companies, farmers, foresters, communities, and consumers to amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.
Bixby & Co.'s owners Kate & Donna McAleer make it a priority to visit the country, farms, and organizations that help us create our chocolate confections. Photos above were taken by Kate in Guatemala and Haiti during such trips. Bixby & Co. works to support the chocolate community through participation in educational tours like these and using Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa.
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What can you do?
- When shopping look for the green frog and other suitability certifications.
- Consider joining Rainforest Alliance's 30-DAY #FOLLOWTHEFROG SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE
- Educate the people around you and share the message of environmental sustainability and protection.