Tara Natural Foods

Member Since: 2017

Baseline Year: 2015

Baseline GHG Emissions: 7.94 tonnes CO2-equivalent


About the Member:

  • Tara Natural Foods began 45 years ago with a sack of granola, a few bags of flour, and a bucket of peanut butter. In those days the store was located in a small space upstairs near Princess and Division Streets. Owned by Rudi Mogl, Tara Natural Foods has become a prominent feature of Kingston’s vibrant downtown. They offer health-conscious consumers a wide variety of wholesome foods from local produce to the latest health supplements.

  • In recent years, Rudi and the team have expanded their commitment to sustainability to include energy conservation and waste reduction. They continue to lead from the front and have joined the Green Economy program to help build Kingston's local sustainability movement!

Highlighted Sustainability Projects:



  • Through the Green Economy program Tara Natural Foods has completed their first GHG inventory and set a 2015 emissions baseline!

  • They continue to upgrade and retrofit lighting fixtures throughout the store.


  • Conducted an in-house waste audit to determine how much waste is produced on an average day. Tara's has since committed to diverting 90% of its waste from landfill!

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: