Our Commitment to Sustainability & Climate Action
As champions of Maine agriculture and the local food movement, taking care of the land we live on has always been a priority for Rosemont Market & Bakery. Since 2005, when we opened the doors of our first market, we’ve focused on the ways in which we can consciously do business with respect for the environment and the future of our planet.
After more than a decade in business, and as climate change becomes ever more urgent, our mission to not only run a sustainable operation, but also spread awareness around climate action, has become fervent. How we integrate sustainable practices into our daily operations are outlined within our Core Values. Furthermore, as a business centered in community, we seek ways in which we can support other organizations and use our voice to amplify legislation working to prevent global warming and promote positive climate action.
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
Rosemont Market & Bakery has joined thousands of others including businesses, individuals, education groups, faith groups, local governments, tribal entities, news media groups, and non-profits across the United States in support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. While we believe small changes at home, in our business, and in our community can, and do, make a big impact, this is simply not enough. We need to do more and act quickly to reduce carbon emissions at large scale.
Simply put, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act places a fee on fossil fuels. The fee starts small and increases over time in an effort to encourage Americans to move toward alternative energy options. In addition to paying the administrative costs of the program, the fee is distributed directly to the American people in the form of a dividend to off-set individual’s spend on clean energy solutions. To learn more, visit the Energy Innovation Act website.
Join us. We encourage our farmers, suppliers, and community members to support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. As an individual, you can do so by calling your member of congress. As an organization, you can do so by adding your endorsement.
Garbage to Garden
We are grateful to be living and working in a community alongside other local businesses doing great work towards helping our planet. Garbage To Garden is a local curbside composting service that offers businesses, residences and schools the opportunity to recycle their food waste through their compost pickup program. They renew all scraps into rich soil that they offer back to those participating in their program. At Rosemont, we compost all of the food waste we do not reuse or donate. In 2020, we composted 53273.2 gallons of food waste with our friends at Garbage to Garden.
Interested in participating? For $5 you can purchase a bucket from any Rosemont Market. Sign up online and they’ll begin picking up from your home. Pickups only from households in Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Bath & Waterville.