We buy as much
as we can from local farms, foragers and producers.
matter, coffee/tea waste and egg shells are composted and given
back to the farms we work with to enrich the soil.
We buy products
that are sustainable/ organically grown to keep the land we live
in and ourselves healthy.
Conservation of our resources
rainwater for mopping the floors and watering our plants.
the use of our water saving facilities.
light bulbs used in customer areas are 9 watts, 5 to 10 times
lower usage than conventional bulbs.
Alternative energy sources
We show our
customers that alternative energy sources are a reality with
our demonstration solar system powering the hallway lights, register,
music and entrance fountain (works all year).
is heated by locally harvested forest service slash wood, a sustainable
local resource that takes no long distance transport or processing
that wastes energy consumption.
Lowering our environmental impact
We have recently
made a “no plastic” pledge for our “to go” containers.
We now use corn plastic products that are made from corn and
100% compost able/biodegradaable.
We also have
adopted a non-chlorine sanitizing product for all our cleaning
and sanitizing. Approved by the Dept. of health, this product
reduces the levels of chlorine released into the sewer system
and the environment.