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Arbor Teas is happy to announce the birth of our son, Arthur S. Lopatin, on July 27, 2008. Arthur will fill the newly-created position of Director of Time Management. In between naps and feedings, Arthur’s primary responsibilities will involve improving the efficiency of all aspects of the Arbor Teas operation, and reducing the labor necessary to run the company to allow more time for his upbringing. In all seriousness, it has been our pleasure to share our first “baby” (aka, Arbor Teas) with all of you, and we’re thrilled to share the birth of our son, as well.
Arbor Teas. Growing a better tea company… literally!
August 25 2008 | Miscellaneous | 13 Comments »
As part of this year’s Earth Day activities in the City of Ann Arbor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama delivered a special Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. It was sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of the President and by the Center for Sustainable Systems in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. As an alumnus of the School of Natural Resources, I was very fortune in being able to get tickets for Aubrey and I to attend. His Holiness has long held views on the subject of the environment and has talked about it in the past. One prior address carried these statements:
“We are also being drawn together by the grave problems we face: overpopulation, dwindling natural resources, and an environmental crisis that threatens our air, water, and trees, along with the vast number of beautiful life forms that are the very foundation of existence on this small planet we share. I believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace, the equitable use of natural resources and, through concern for future generations, the proper care of the environment.”
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April 20 2008 | Miscellaneous and Sustainability | 1 Comment »
After months of hard work, we are very happy to announce the launch of our new site: www.ArborTeas.com! With the launch of the new site, it was important to us to increase the level and frequency of communication with our customers and the broader tea-loving world, so we’ve also created SustainabiliTEA, the official weblog of Arbor Teas. Here you can expect to find info on new developments at Arbor Teas (like new products or content), as well as discussions about the sorts of things we spend our time dwelling on — like the world of tea, sustainable living, organics, fair trade, etc. Please tell us if there are other topics you’re interested in related to our mission of providing the most sustainable teas in the most sustainable fashion.
October 10 2007 | Miscellaneous | 2 Comments »