Giving Back

We are inspired by these organizations that have taken strides to ensure a higher quality of living here on this gorgeous rock we call Earth. We support their valuable and effective missions because we want to have a positive impact on the world.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging our community in education, restoration and conservation projects.

Why we care: We love where we live, and we want to care for it and engage with our community. From volunteering locally to using eco-friendly packaging, we strive to be good stewards of our planet and to help where we can. We celebrate the stewardship of our beautiful landscape and recognize the positive impacts it has on our community and our team.

Our part: We are proud Adopt-a-Trail sponsors of the Arbaney-Kittle Trail in Basalt, CO. Two times a year the Two Leaves and a Bud team don work gloves and swing pick-axes with RFOV (with tea breaks of course), working on a variety of trail maintenance tasks.

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WE-Cycle is a nonprofit that provides accessible and affordable bicycles for transportation and to facilitate seamless connections to other transportation options in and around Aspen, Basalt, and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Why we care: Richard is an enthusiastic cyclist. In fact, he toted his folding Brompton bike all over the world for years, first discovered bike-sharing in Paris, and now uses local bike-sharing programs wherever he travels. We share WE-Cycle’s vision: a world in which increased bike and multi-modal transportation use fosters more livable, vibrant, healthy, and environmentally-engaged communities.

Our part: Richard serves on the board of WE-Cycle, so Two Leaves has sponsored bicycles, bike stations and passes for our team members.


Protect Our Winters (POW)

POW was founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones to build awareness and community-based action around climate change. POW mobilizes athletes and winter-enthusiasts who are concerned about the effects of climate change.

Why we care: Up here in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, we see the impact of warmer, shorter winters first hand. Diminished and quickly melting snowpacks in mountain ranges all over the world puts drinking water and agriculture at risk, including tea gardens.

Our part: One percent of sales from our Purpose-Filled Teas is donated to POW.


National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

NOLS was founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt. NOLS takes students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership and environmental ethics in the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms.

Why we care: NOLS had a big hand in fostering the values of our CEO and founder, Richard Rosenfeld. He has served as a NOLS instructor since 1997, and he feels that lessons learned in nature can often be applied to our everyday personal and work lives. Are we perfect partners? Sip a cup of tea in the great outdoors, then let us know what you think!

Our part: One percent of sales of our Alpine Berry herbal tea sachets is donated to support a NOLS scholarship.


In-Kind Donations

We choose to base our tea company in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado because we love living in the mountains! We also love being good neighbors, and that’s why Two Leaves and a Bud supports dozens of organizations in our area, providing nearly $5,000 in tea annually to bolster their fundraising efforts.

The American Heart Association / Go Red For Women
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen Film
Aspen Hope Center
Aspen Public Radio
Aspen Board of Realtors
Aspen Youth Center
Basalt Band Boosters
Basalt Chamber of Commerce
Basalt Education Foundation
Basalt Public Library
Bethany House Services
Blue Lake Preschool
The Buddy Program
Callaway Cancer Center
Chris Klug Foundation
Dance Aspen
Denver School of the Arts
Early Learning Center
Girl Scouts of America
Marshall Direct Fund RESPONSE
Mother of all Ascensions Uphill Race
Roaring Fork Leadership
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
Shining Stars Foundation
Snowmass Ski Patrol Foundation
Spring Board Aspen
Theatre Aspen
True Media Foundation
Valley View Hospital
The Waldorf School
Wilderness Workshop
Whole Planet Foundation