Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
At MindFuel, we are deeply committed to building a more sustainable planet through conscious business practices. We believe in taking small steps that collectively make a significant impact. Here are some of the green initiatives we have incorporated into our business model:
Carbon Neutral Shipping: We are proud to be the first kavashop or headshop in Aotearoa, New Zealand to offer carbon neutral shipping for all domestic and international deliveries. By offsetting the carbon emissions associated with our shipments, we are actively contributing to the fight against climate change.
Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Baggies: As part of our commitment to reducing plastic waste, we exclusively stock biodegradable Eco-friendly baggies. These bags not only provide convenience for our customers but also minimize their environmental footprint.
Biodegradable Hemp Grinders: In our effort to eliminate plastic waste, we have replaced traditional grinders with 100% biodegradable hemp grinders. These Eco-friendly alternatives offer the same functionality while being kinder to the planet.
Organic Unbleached Hemp Rolling Papers: We specialize in offering hemp-based, unbleached, and organic rolling papers like RAW. These sustainable alternatives promote a healthier smoking experience while supporting environmentally conscious choices.
Curated Sustainable Products: Unlike other generic headshops, we prioritize sustainability and consciously select products that align with our values. From hemp plastics and bamboo products to organic hemp body care, herbs, and extracts, we strive to offer a diverse range of sustainable options.
100% Recycled Packing Materials: To minimize waste, we use 100% recycled packing materials to protect our shipments. By repurposing clean waste products that cannot be recycled through the current system, such as bubble-wrap, we prioritize responsible packaging.
Organic Grow Practices: Our grow operations under our brands, Elevated Botanicals and Elevated Seeds, are 100% organic. We employ permaculture concepts, including composting, crop rotation, organic fertilizers, and natural pest and disease control, to ensure sustainable cultivation practices.
Biodiversity Protection: Through our 'Elevated Seeds' brand, we actively promote and cultivate rare and exotic species of ethnobotanical importance. By integrating and supporting their continued cultivation, we contribute to biodiversity conservation.
Support for Ethnobotanical Farming: We are proud to support small kava and other ethnobotanical crop growers and farmers worldwide. We establish direct relationships with these growers, ensuring fair prices for their products and promoting carbon-neutral shipping whenever possible.
Hemp and Cannabis Promotion: We strongly advocate for the numerous benefits of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) and actively work to change public perception. We support the legalization of both medical and recreational use of Cannabis, as well as responsible supply through licensed retail outlets and home cultivation.
Education: We prioritize empowering our customers with knowledge. We achieve this through various channels, including our encyclopedia, blog, product descriptions, and curated books collection. We strive to provide comprehensive information on a wide range of topics. Some of the areas we cover include kava, cannabis, psychedelics, ethnobotany, health, harm reduction, law reform, hemp's versatility, and the benefits of using a vaporizer.
Activism: We actively monitor government policies and media discussions related to our industry. Through submissions, awareness campaigns, and public attention, we advocate for health freedom and drug law reform, particularly concerning Cannabis and Psychedelics, recognizing their positive benefits for individuals and the planet.
Changing Perceptions: We play a vital role in normalizing alternative lifestyles and challenging societal perceptions. Our aim is to create an inclusive and accepting environment where individuals can feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Animal Rights: We vehemently oppose animal testing and ensure that none of our products are tested on animals. The majority of our offerings are vegan-friendly. We firmly believe that alternatives to animal testing exist, and we actively promote the use of healthy and willing human volunteers in research.
Human Rights: We prioritize our staff's freedom and privacy by choosing not to subject them to drug testing. We believe that mandatory drug testing is a demeaning practice that does not contribute to workplace safety. We also boycott manufacturers who exploit their workers through practices such as urine testing or utilizing child sweatshop labor. Our commitment to human rights extends beyond our products and into the treatment of our employees.
Cultural Sensitivity: We recognize the importance of cultural sensitivity and accuracy in our content. We continuously review and update the extensive text on our website, particularly regarding the historical use of ethnobotanicals. Our aim is to ensure that tribe names, terms, and references are correct, respectful, and up to date. If you come across any part of our site text that you find offensive in any way, please bring it to our attention so that we can rectify it promptly.
Inclusivity and Love: We embrace diversity and celebrate individuality. All are welcome in the MindFuel community, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexuality, or species. Join us if you're 18+ and ready to embrace a conscious lifestyle. We love and accept everyone for who they are.
Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to ongoing sustainability improvements and welcome your ideas and suggestions. As we strive to make a positive impact, we are open to exploring new initiatives and partnerships that align with our values and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Thank you for joining us on this journey toward a better world. Together, we can create a lasting positive change.