The only home we've ever known
Here at Blue Dot Vapors we take the environment seriously. This one blue dot we call earth is the only planet we have.
To express how we feel about our home, we will quote Carl Sagan's famous speech about our planet:
Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
-- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
We are constantly working on ways to be more eco-friendly here at Blue Dot. We are powered 100% by renewable energy. Sonoma county has a wonderful program that allows its residents and businesses to pay a little bit extra to be powered 100% by Solar, Wind and Geyser powered electricity.
Our switch to 100% Chubby Gorilla bottles means that all of our bottles are now universally recyclable with your local refuse company.
All of our packaging is recyclable. The 1st class bubble mailers are recyclable and the USPS priority packages are recyclable and made with biodegradable sticky seals.
We are making these changes at no added cost to you, the consumer. We want to leave a better tomorrow for our children and believe these are the best things we can do with our company.
Please let us know if you have any additional thoughts on Blue Dot Sustainability!