Sunbeam Candles is committed to sustainability. We believe every person deserves to live a life that is peaceful and beautiful and that this is possible to achieve without causing detriment to our health and planet.
We are devoted to supporting the happy, healthy livelihoods of our employees and customers. We work as a team and each member is vital to the process of handcrafting our seven lines of high quality natural beeswax, soy wax and aromatherapy candles. Each candle is filled with laughter, love, and dedication. We use only the highest quality and most earth-friendly ingredients available.
Sunbeam Candles provides its employees a living wage, wellness and vacation days, a retirement plan and health insurance paid in full. Sunbeam Candles is a place of employment where everyone’s voice is heard.
We use solar panels to power our shop and when the skies turn gray, we supplement with wind power. All of our electricity is renewable… guaranteed! We ship all of our packages carbon neutral though the UPS carbon neutral shipping program. We use green cleaning products, soaps and detergents in-house. We strive to minimize packaging and we compost, recycle and carpool to the shop.
Making earth-friendly candles is what we do best!
Sunbeam Candles runs off a 3,520W solar electric (aka photovoltaic) system built from sixteen 225W SunPower solar panels and one 3.2kW SunPower grid-tie inverter. This system ties directly to the utility grid–no batteries–and generates roughly 10 kWh per day or 3,750 kWh per year of pollution-free electricity. The panels slow Sunbeam’s electric meter on sunny days when our wax melters are running full-tilt–and stops the meter on sunny days when usage isn’t as high. What electricity we don’t make, we buy from companies producing electricity from 100% renewable resources such as wind power and biomass generation. So, all the energy we use at Sunbeam Candles is renewable, guaranteed!Carbon Neutral Shipping
We ship all packages “carbon neutral”. We are contributing to offset the climactic impact of the delivery of each of our packages. UPS invests in reforestation and other projects that reduce the carbon level in the atmosphere and base their investments on how much carbon is actually released in the delivery process for each shipment. This essentially offsets the environmental impact of shipping with Sunbeam Candles. Please go to: www.carbonneutral.com/page/ups to learn more. There is no extra cost to you. At Sunbeam Candles, we strive to be as green and clean as possible in our everyday business.Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sunbeam Candles is located in the countryside west of Ithaca, NY. Since most of us live in town, carpooling saves us gas and money. Helps us feel connected, too.Compost
We compost all organic waste in a homemade bin system outside the shop. The compost is used to grow food and nourish flowers in the gardens around the candle shop.Sunbeam Candles Mission Statement
Our mission consists of three interrelated parts:
Product Mission: To hand craft, distribute and sell the highest quality candles at the least cost to Mother Earth with unequivocal attention to detail incorporating the most natural and wholesome ingredients available.
Social Mission: To operate the company in a way that minimizes our carbon footprint, maximizes the health and happiness of our employees and customers, and supports humanitarian organizations that align with our progressive values.
Economic Mission: To operate the company on a sustainable basis of profitable growth, creating new opportunities for development and career growth for our employees.
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