Great Taste That's Sustainably baked!*
At Oroweat, we’re on a mission to not just make great tasting bread, but to do it with the well being of our planet in mind. Sustainability is at the core of our company. In every stage of our bread making process, we ask ourselves “How can we give back to the environment and our community”. We think that not only makes the bread taste better, it makes you feel better about eating it. That’s what makes our bread the best it can be and that's just one of the ways we’re helping spread sustainability.
*We match 100% of the electricity usage that goes into baking Oroweat bread with electricity produced from renewable sources.
Ready to plant your seed paper?
In our ongoing effort to spread sustainability, we wanted to give you a way to do the same. So we put wildflower seed paper on select loaves of Oroweat Organic bread and handed some out to fellow environmentally conscious people using bike shares.
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot!).
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.
After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.
Plants release oxygen into the atmosphere, absorb carbon dioxide, and perform many other functions that keep our planet thriving. So don’t forget the most important step: Give yourself a pat on the back for doing your small part of spreading sustainability.
How we’re spreading sustainability
Our organic ingredients are grown in a way that helps make the soil richer and promotes bio-diversity.
100% of our baked waste goes to animal feed.
Our bread is bullfrog powered with wind energy and renewable natural gas*.
*We match 100% of the energy usage that goes into baking Oroweat Organic bread with green certificates.
Our bread is delivered in trucks that are bullfrog powered with green fuel**.
**We match 100% of the fuel usage that goes into delivering Oroweat Organic bread with the purchase of green certificates.
We commit to donate 1% of our sales through a combination of monetary and volunteer commitments to support environmental causes as members of 1% for the Planet.