We’ve stocked up on environmentally-conscious supplies in the office, and we didn’t stop at notebooks made from recycled materials. Our restrooms now boast environmentally-friendly bathroom and facial tissue so we can GO GREEN in our everyday routine.
We bought these supplies through TheGreenOffice.com, an online retailer that makes green choices not only with the products it offers but in its business practices. Below is a list, by no means exhaustive, of retailers and restaurants we can support because of their comprehensive efforts to GO GREEN on several fronts.
How it helps Some of the biggest problems facing this planet stem from consumer choices. By purchasing products that won’t cause needless or inordinate harm to the world around us and by supporting businesses that are making substantial efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, we are putting our dollars to work for the environment.
Go to www.betterworldshopper.org and www.greenopia.com for more information on the lists below.
WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing: The fact is that many of the clothes we wear today are made in sweatshops in the developing world. Better companies have either US made clothing or strictly enforced human rights standards that ensure fair wages and safe working conditions.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Cell phones and services
Better World Telecom
Computers & accessories
The Body Shop
Kiss My Face
Johnson & Johnson
See more at www.betterworldshopper.org.
WHERE TO EAT
Natural Soul Food Non-Profit Café
1444 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Los Angeles 90062 / 323-298-0005
Some organic produce, grains, and nondairy beverages; organic pultry, wild-caught fish. Nonprofit café; prices are set by customer.
101 Santa Monica Blvs. Santa Monica 90401 / 310-899-4466
8462 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood 90069 / 323-650-8383
Some organic produce and meats; some wild-caught fish
Let’s Be Frank Dogs
Helms Ave. between Washington and Venice Blvds. / 415-515-8084
Hot dog cart. Local, grass-fed beef dogs; heritage pork brats; organic condiments, juices, sodas.
9543 Culver Blvd. Culver City 90232 / 310-845-1700
Sustainable ingredients and seafood, free-range and organic pulltry and meats. Organic produce and dairy. Locally roasted, fair trade coffee. Extensive organic and sustainable wine, beer, and spirits selection.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice 90291 / 310-664-9787
Seasonal, market-driven menu; mostly local, organic ingredients. Interior designed with sustainable woods, handmade jute lamps. Composts and participates in biodiesel recycling program.
244 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills 90210
Frozen yogurt made with organic milk and natural ingredients; no refined white sugar. Uses biocompostable takeout containers. Counters and benches made from repurposed and recycled materials.
For more earth-friendly restaurants around Los Angeles, visit www.greenopia.com.