8+ Environmentally Friendly Companies To Celebrate Earth Day
It’s Earth Day! 45th anniversary in fact!
Go out and plant some trees, pick up some trash, fight climate change and ride a bike to your local farmer’s market to celebrate.
And while you’re at it, check out this list of 8+ environmentally friendly companies and see how socially responsible they are overall as well. Then GET YOUR SWICH SCORE TODAY and calculate your environmental footprint (and overall social impact) based on where you spend your money!
FAST FOOD DONE RIGHT
While Chipotle is famous for their burritos and has recently received attention for sticking to their high standards for the meat they source, less well known is the company’s commitment to transparency and local, organic and eco-friendly ingredients, including vegan sofritas!
VEGAN RESTAURANT CHAIN
Native Foods Cafe
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
Speaking of restaurants that are fun for vegans. Native Foods Cafe is a tremendous option if you find yourself on the West Coast, in Chicago, Denver, Washington, DC or a growing number of other locations. Good, healthy, tasty food without the carbon footprint of (factory-farmed) meat!
New Resource Bank
Located in San Francisco, New Resource Bank is a B Corp and San Francisco certified Green Business with a LEED headquarters. The bank’s deposits go to support “cleantech innovators, organic food purveyors, green builders and traditional companies that are adopting sustainable management practices.”
JESSICA ALBA COMES CLEAN
The Honest Company
Certified green as a B Corp and by Green America, The Honest Company was founded by Jessica Alba and team to help parents find environmentally friendly, non-toxic products for their children and home. Order online, and the company buys carbon offsets to address the impact of shipping as well!
THE GREEN JEWELER
If jewelry is more your speed than baby products, check out Linhardt, coined “the green jeweler”. In NY and got a fair amount of disposable income on your hands? Head to their flagship store in Soho. Not in NY or not ballin’ out of control? You can window shop online.
WHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD
Element is the Starwood Hotel Groups most eco-friendly option. LEED certified building design, Energy-Star appliances, recycling programs, and usage of eco-friendly materials are just some of the areas where the hotel chain excels.
HOW TO GET THERE
By now, you’ve likely heard of Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla. While it is not carbon neutral and the car’s emissions are higher than most people think, Tesla should rightly be lauded for what it aspires to do in it’s attempts to move the needle in the right direction.
+1: That’s just a small sample of the many great environmentally friendly companies out there, both big and small. And we can help you find them!
GET YOUR SWICH SCORE TODAY to see if the businesses that you spend your money at are sustainable and get recommendations to improve your environmental impact!!