Boston

Tasting Counter

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Tasting Counter is an innovative restaurant by Peter Ungár, opening late 2013/early 2014 in Boston.

Mei Mei

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SBLP Certified

Many of you probably know the Boston Based Mei Mei Food Truck serving delicious creative Chinese-American cuisine made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

Mei Mei's restaurant is now open! It is located between Kenmore Square and Brookline.

 

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

SBLP has been working with Mei Mei right from the start to make sure no opportunities are missed in the planning and construction phase to make the restaurant a true Sustainable Business Leader.

 

Patch Realty

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Realtor office, specializing in Boston's South Shore Real Estate.

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

SBLP will meet with Patch Realty in mid July for a walk-through and sustainability assessment. More to come soon.

Streetcar Wine & Beer

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SBLP Certified

Streetcar's mission is to seek and support a community that appreciates traditionally made wine and beer.  We feature a wide selection of small producers from New England and beyond to meet the most casual and the most discerning customers.  Who's thirsty?!

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

We replaced the majority of our light bulbs with LED's provided by Prism Energy Services.

We installed window shades to reduce the burden on HVAC units when the sun's shining.

We properly set and insulated our hot water pipes.

We upgraded the windows in the back of our building to improve insulation. We switched to greener soaps and paper products.

We switched to paperless billing for any company that would allow it.

We switched to a local payroll company (Solex).

Crown Uniform & Linen

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SBLP Certified

Crown Uniform and Linen provides a variety of services including work uniforms, corporate apparel,healthcare apparel, medical scrubs services, linen services, and facility services, to over 7,500 businesses throughout New England.

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

State of the art water reclamation system installed

All lighting upgraded to efficient T5 bulbs

Instituted Poly Bag Opt-Out Program

Installed Hand Dryers in place of paper towels

Installed a "mug-wall" for reusable cups in place of disposables

Switched to all recycled content paper and paper based supplies

Use soy/vegetable based inks for all professional printing

Economy Hardware - Boston

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SBLP Certified

Economy Hardware Inc. is a local business that has been around for almost 60 years. It was started as a hardware store by the current owner's parents Herb and Harriet. It was initially relocated several times up and down Massachusetts Avenue before landing at its current location, number 219, in 1979. We understand the importance of being a local business; being a contributor for the local economy and bringing good practices into our neighborhoods. Our main goal is to become a strong member of the community by:

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

Became part of the Energy Star Small Business Program

Waste audit with Save That Stuff

Partner with 'Bicycle Benefits' giving a 10% off a purchase for showing their BB sticker

Create a Green Team representing different aspects of sustainability management

Open a 'Suggestion Box' where both employees and customers provide feedback on sustainability initiatives

Haley House Bakery Cafe

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SBLP Certified

Infused with the rich diversity of the area, Haley House Bakery Café does more than fill the neighborhood with the aroma of healthy, delicious food. It breathes life into Dudley Square by providing a place where all are truly welcome. The Bakery is also a workplace for men and women that face significant barriers to employment. Visitors can feel good about eating flavorful locally sourced food while supporting their community and enjoying the work of local artists.

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

Currently working to develop a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)

Wediko Children's Services

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SBLP Certified

Wediko is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving children, families, and schools. Wediko’s mission is to improve children’s lives through a range of therapeutic services and programs which are tailored to fit each unique child and situation.

Key SBLP Initiatives: 

Currently working to develop a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)

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