To operate as CARBON NEUTRAL as possible. EDUCATE staff, clients and public in environment stewardship. SUPPORT like minded green organizations. Use ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS VENDORS such as AVEDA & KEVIN MURPHY. INFLUENCE vendors and business partners to incorporate green practices.
RECLAIMED use of old factory space and building materials. Stations and color bar are created from Wisconsin BARN WOOD. Color cabinet is an abandoned FACTORY MAIL WALL. The logo wall has been created from early 20TH CENTURY DOORS and moulding taken from a Brownstone rehab in Logan Square. The original CONCRETE SLAB was exposed to reduce flooring materials. The reception area features a 1950's COURT BENCH and reCovered ROUGHT IRON FURNITURE.
MODERN use of environmental technology. 100% WIND FARM sourced electricity. LOW FLOW, HIGH PRESSURE shampoo heads reduce water usage by 50%. Toilet tank is furnished with NO LEAK LOW FLOW pump system for water conservation. CFL bulbs have replaced incandescent bulbs wherever possible. Modern THERMOSTAT and HEAT REFLECTING BLINDS help conserve cooling costs. ENERGY STAR rated appliances.
OPERATING WASTE reduction. All OFFICE PAPER is 100% recycled and is reused for scratch, digital PDF's and emails are used as much as possible. We have leased a 5 YARD RECYCLING DUMPSTER for use of the entire building. We MULCH our coffee grounds. We offer REUSABLE CLOTH HAND TOWELS for the bathroom. We only use NON TOXIC CLEANING SUPPLIES & DETERGENT. Coffee and water are served with REUSABLE CERAMIC & GLASS cups. All kitchen utensils and dishes are reusable. Coffee is locally roasted and is FAIR TRADE & ORGANIC. Human hair has been donated to MATTER OF TRUST. FILTERED WATER is served from a Brita pitcher.
SUPPORTING local environmental causes. Hold an annual fundraiser and party for ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES. Sponsor the 5K EARTH DAY RUN, benefiting HUMBOLDT PARK. Volunteer style the VERT COUTURE ECO-FASHION SHOW benefitting GATEWAY GREEN (2010) and KEEP CHICAGO BEAUTIFUL (2011). Exhibit ENDANGERED SPECIES PRINT PROJECT.