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My Favorite GREEN Companies!

  • Nov 25, 2009
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My Green has gone to these Green Companies!
I found ReRip through a good friend and thought I'd give it a look. Great company with an amazing cause. It's simple, recycle old surfboard, skateboards, and snowboard to new users. Tons of people just throw away old surfboards, but now not only can they be recycled, you can give other people the opportunity to have a surfboard at a cheaper price!
Patagonia is known for their awesome jackets and coats along with their outdoor wear, but most people don't know that Patagonia uses mostly recycled materials for their products. They have also donated millions of dollars to various environmental organizations.
Although this may seem like a weird one, I chose Eurostar for two reasons. The first one because I've used the Eurostar line while traveling from Brussels to Paris and it was by far the best train experience I have had while traveling in Europe. The second reason is that by using the Eurostar trains to travel instead of using a plane or a car, cuts down tremendously on emissions. They have even started a plan called "Tread Lightly" which will cut down on emissions even more.
The one thing that I think is pretty cool with Starbucks is that you have the option to tell the barista who has made your coffee drink to have your coffee ground put into compost which will then be sold for everyday people's gardens.
You must be asking why the heck in a Beer company on this list, but to tell you the truth they are right in line with going green. Anheuser-Busch has decided to cut out a 1/8 inch of metal from every can they sell which will save around 21 million pounds of metal a year.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
There is a little bias here in the fact that I'd did marketing for Fresh and Easy a few years back but this shopping market company has been doing great things to been green. They recycle most if not all of their packaging and display products along with conserving energy in every store. Their distribution site in Riverside, CA has the biggest solar roof in California.
Apple Inc.
Although Apple may not be the greenest computer company out there, they are doing pretty good. As a continuous customer of Apple products it is very hard to not find some form of their green ideals while you deal with them. They have great computer recycle programs along with being a leading company in cutting down on toxic materials in their products.

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November 28, 2009
Thought provoking list. I didn't know about the compost option for Starbucks, although I did know they use recycled materials for their cups etc. Thanks for sharing!
November 28, 2009
Didn't know Starbucks had a compost option. Will be requesting that now. Thanks.
November 25, 2009
Awesome list!  Another thing that I like about Starbucks is how they use a lot of recycled material to make their cups and cupholders, etc.  And I had no idea that Anheuser-Busch made their cans 1/8 thinner.  Another great green company is FileSwap, where you can recycle your cellphone.  Thanks for sharing, Ryan! :)
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