“Chia” is the word for “Strength” in the Mayan language.
The Maya people of Central and South America have revered the benefits of Chia Seeds for thousands of years and at Maya Chia we believe it imperative to give back.
We are the corporate sponsor of Adopt-A-Village Guatemala, a non-profit organization that helps children and families by providing education and skills training so that they may improve their social and economic condition.
In 2021, Adopt-a-Village received the Energy Globe Award in honor of its sustainable organic gardening program in which it teaches Maya of all ages how to grow nutritious food for today and future generations. This is just one of the many life-changing programs this organization is committed to.
Thank you for helping us to make a difference.
Our Solar-Powered Studio
MAYA CHIA: POWERED BY NATURE (INCLUDING THE SUN)
At Maya Chia, we are committed to taking every step we can to be as environmentally responsible as possible. We are by no means perfect - we are continually evolving - but we are trying to make progress in the right direction.
With that said, we recently made the decision to install solar panels in our nearly 5,000 square foot studio complex in Charleston, South Carolina. We are now pleased to share that we have the capability to offset 100% of our electrical needs at our facility using solar energy.
What that means is that every Maya Chia product we send to you will be created using clean energy. Additionally, we also installed a solar car charging station in our studio for our employees (at no cost to them) to incentivize the use of electrical vehicles.
Our energy partners estimate that based on our yearly consumption, by converting our facility to solar power, it is tantamount to conserving the following resources:
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF GOING SOLAR
As the topic of Climate Change has taken center stage, we recognize the need to try and do our part to drive toward a clean, renewable energy source - ideally, one with minimal emissions.
We are trying to take the necessary step not to contribute needlessly to the production of greenhouse gasses or fossil fuels – it is a journey, but one we are proud to be a part of.