Monday, April 22, 2013

Every Day is Earth Day!

Kermit the Frog may not have liked having to spend each day the color of the leaves, thinking it could be nicer being red, or yellow, or gold or something much more colorful like that, but here at GROVE STREET kids, we are very happy to be green! And we are happy to have been Re-Certified as a Green Business here in our new location at 1385 Shattuck Avenue.

So what does it mean to be Green? Well, after submitting the application and filling out extensive questionnaires about our business practices, it ultimately means that we meet or exceed all the stringent guidelines proposed by the County of Alameda for waste management and recycling, that we comply with all environmental regulations, and take steps to conserve natural resources, prevent pollution and reduce waste.

We had inspections by PG&E, EBMUD and the City of Berkeley. Some of our practices include using environmentally-friendly cleaning products, use energy-efficient lighting and use practices (ie.timers), and use supply vendors that reduce waste in their packaging whenever possible, to name a few. We passed all of our inspections with flying colors!

So for GROVE STREET kids, every day is Earth Day. And, in gratitude for supporting our green business by shopping and recycling with us, we'd like to offer our customers a special coupon! Come on down to the shop any day this week for 40% off any one non-discounted item! No need to print out the coupon(save a tree!) just let us know when you come into the shop this week that you got our email, and we will apply the discount on the spot!