Level Ground was started to see the principles of Fair Trade applied to food consumed every day. With the hope to see the lives of farmers improved, Level Ground went to Colombia to make relationship. A cooperative was produced in the coffee growing regions that puts proceeds towards education scholarships. Because every element of the coffee business has been integrated with relationship the company has expanded around the world to Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the D.R. Congo. Now there is also a reach into the provision of employment for displaced women in Colombia to produce dried fruit, small-scale tea growers in India, heirloom rice farmers and coconut oil producers in the Philippines and finally with spice farmers in Sri Lanka & vanilla growers in Uganda.
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From the Founders
"At home in Victoria we; stick to a ‘zero to landfill’ mandate for our office & roasting facility, compost over 20,000 lbs of organic matter and reclaim 24,000 empty coffee packages/year, converted our coffee package to 100% compostable packaging material, reclaim our packaging for recycling and composting, pay staff to bike, carpool or bus to work - this saves nearly 52,000 kms/year. That is almost one and a half times around the world!"
- Hugo Ciro, Laurie Klassen, and Stacey Toews