In addition to commiting to using only sustainably grown organic ingredients, below is a list of what we are doing everyday to achieve greater harmony between our business operations and the eco-systems of the planet:
All of our take-out containers, paper cups and cutlery are made of non-petrochemical, 100% biodegradable material (made from the stalk of sugarcane plants). They are relatively sturdy and stylishly designed. Honestly, they are not as sturdy as petro-chemical products (the technology is still evolving). However, they are better for the health of our customers and the planet.
Unlike conventional containers which may leech chemicals into food (especially warmed foods), our take-out containers keep the 100% organic meals you get from us clean and pristine. In addition, they are good for the Earth if composted, as they biodegrade without releasing toxic chemicals into the soil.
We use biodegradable, non-toxic soap and bleach in the kitchen and washrooms.
Our paper towels in the washroom are made from 100% recycled paper that saves trees, water, and energy (we frequently use the highly responsible Seventh Generation brand).
We mop the floors with non-toxic floor cleaners.
Our web site is hosted on a carbon-neutral server.
Creating a sustainable economic system is a complex evolutionary process. Very few (if any) companies on Earth are currently fully sustainable (which we define as zero waste, zero pollution). We definitely are not completely sustainable, however, we plan on moving in that direction to the best of our abilities. We also aspire to serve as an example for the bright dawn of prosperity coupled with environmental stewardship that is possible for humanity.
Some people and companies that have inspired us about the creation of a more life-affirming and sustainable economic system:
Ray Anderson and Interface Carpets
Elon Musk and Tesla Motors
Paul Hawken and Natural Capitalism
Whole Foods Market