As our twitter followers may remember, NuBe Green attended (and live tweeted) the GoGreen conference last month. The conference provided an opportunity for businesses and government officials in Seattle to get together and discuss,debate and educate each other on issues of sustainability and green business practices.
From food production to transportation and building maintenance, the conference’s keynote speakers covered a diverse array of topics, all addressing the need for businesses and governments to commit to making sustainability a priority.
Most of our customers know that NuBe Green's mission is to find unique, hand-crafted products that are U.S made and sourced and sustainable. Sustainability is an integral part of NuBe's identity, but as speaker after speaker used the word, I began to wonder: what does "sustainability" really mean?
The driving force behind NuBe Green lies in the creative souls that make up our team, which is why we would love to introduce you to the irreplaceable Jan Reingold! Jan designs her own jewelry under the moniker Izanna Jewelry and also works at Tatters, but brings her talent and energy to NuBe once a week.
Jan is a wealth of inspiration, so we couldn’t resist asking her a few questions about the grittiness of Capitol Hill, the importance of implementing repurposed items in designs and why spending the day at NuBe never really feels like work.
January 19, 2013
We're proud to be listed in this NY Times Travel feature with Our Friends & Neighbors in the Pike/Pine corridor as key fixtures of our Capitol Hill neighborhood, re-invigorating the old showrooms of Seattle's past into local hotbeds of art and culture!
January 17, 2013
The Northwest Express (via Bon Appétit Magazine) is making its rounds on the internet, featuring Seattle/Portland eco-outdoorsy-artisinal-inspired style including our handsome reclaimed and refreshed Mid-Century Hudson Bay Blanket Side Chair...
November 20, 2012
We can all make it a few days without a web store! Call us at 206-402-4515 and we'll talk you through it, or..
July 31, 2012
The best part of green living is making an inspired green home. We love to see your creativity and the locations where our favorite green goods find their home. Show us how you use your favorite NuBe textiles, barware, decor, or other NuBe home goodies and you could win $50 in NuBe greenback dollars and a NuBe goodie bag! We look forward to seeing how you live green!
April 20, 2011
It's EARTH WEEK! Since its first teach-in on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has become a day of environmental focus and awareness worldwide. Click for more on the history of Earth Day and current Earth Day Network events!
November 13, 2010
For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local. Spend it online non-locally and nothing comes home.
via the 3/50 Project
August 30, 2010
NuBe Green just confirmed our suspicions that we are in the ideal green location. Not only are we in Seattle, a city focused on sustainable energy production, city-wide composting, bicycling and public transit, but we are in the most walkable section of the most walkable neighborhood. How do we know this?
March 1, 2010
Here at NuBe we aim to play a role in protecting the environment and supporting our local community. Here are a few sustainability tips we've picked up from customers, artists, and local people involved in the "green" movement. How do you lessen your carbon footprint each day?